Salary for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Also known as:  Betting Clerk, Bookie, Casino Floor Runner, Keno Runner, Keno Writer, Race and Sports Book Writer, Race Book Writer, Sports Book Board Attendant, Sportsbook Ticket Writer

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Gaming and sports book writers and runners assist patrons with wagering on sporting events and races by posting relevant information and assisting in game operations. They may collect bets, cards or tickets from players and will ensure that all bets are placed before a game begins. They have excellent communication skills with superiors and patrons alike. They are detail-oriented individuals who are able to spot potential flaws in cards or equipment before a game begins. They are knowledgeable about games and races and are able to answer patron inquiries quickly and efficiently. A high school diploma is required for employment in this field.

A Gambling and Sports Book Writer and Runner can receive salaries ranging between $19,910 to $37,490 based on education and experience. can get a compensation of twenty-seven thousand one hundred and thirty dollars on a yearly basis.

can get the highest pay in Illinois, where they can get average wages of about $37,990. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Public Administration, where they can get average job salaries of $31,490.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.95 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$31,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,640
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,810
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,730

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,730
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,640
Public Administration
$31,490