There are many kinds of games at a casino, but they all have one bottom line - money. Exchanging cash for the chips used to play, and back again from chips to cash is the job of the casino cage cashier. In addition to counting out cash - lots of it - cage cashiers also serve as a sort of in-house ba ...
nking office. They issue lines of credit to customers, as directed by their supervisors, and they keep track of cash coming into the cage area from various sources.
Often they perform simple accounting duties, counting up all the cash and credit slips to make sure everything adds up at the end of a shift. A clear head for counting and keeping track of money is very important for this job. So is honesty and the ability to stay calm in a noisy, often even frantic environment. You're often behind bars or bulletproof glass for your own protection.
Experience as a cahier in another high-pressure establishment is helpful, because you have to work quickly and very, very carefully. It's an entry-level position that starts at just a little over the minimum wage, but there is a clear path of advancement to cage manager, cage cashier supervisor, or lead cashier positions.
In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.
Critical decision making
Level of responsibilities
Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines
Dealing and handling conflict
Competition for this position
Communication with others
Work closely with team members, clients etc.
Comfort of the work setting
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions
Exposure to job hazards
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Provide assistance in the training and orientation of new cashiers.
Provide customers with information about casino operations.
Verify accuracy of reports, such as authorization forms, transaction reconciliations, or exchange summary reports.
Supply currency, coins, chips, or gaming checks to other departments as needed.
Count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
Perform removal and rotation of cash, coin, or chip inventories as necessary.
Determine cash requirements for windows and order all necessary currency, coins, or chips.
Sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons or to other workers for resale to patrons.
Cash checks and process credit card advances for patrons.
Maintain cage security.
Maintain confidentiality of customers' transactions.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Interacting With Computers
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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