Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
On the Job
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners work at sporting events or races. They post information to help patrons make bets. They also receive bets and keep records, handing out money for winning bets.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
- Operate gaming equipment.
- Respond to customer inquiries.
- Mediate disputes.
- Conduct gaming transactions.
- Sell products or services.
- Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Supervise service workers.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Prepare operational reports or records.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Repeating the same motions many times.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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