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Betting Shop Cashier Profile


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  • Finding Suitable Work as an Betting Shop Cashier
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Betting Shop Cashier Work Information

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Working Duties Expected:

Betting shop cashiers handle bets and deal with enquiries from betting shop customers. They calculate the total amount of the bets staked and pay out any winnings due, and will be involved in checking that the financial accounts are correctly balanced after close of business.

Most betting is based on sporting fixtures such as greyhound racing and horse racing, although bets are also placed on non-sporting activities such as election results. Betting shop cashiers will therefore be expected to have some knowledge of sporting events.

Other duties include selling other products such as overseas lotteries to customers and ensuring that the shop itself is tidy and welcoming.

Hours and Environment:

Betting shop cashiers can work full- or part-time, but most jobs involve working at weekends and bank holidays. It is usual to have to work up to 9.30pm during the summer season, when racing results arrive later in the evening.

The working environment is indoors and involves sitting or standing behind a counter. Some large chains of betting shops require staff to wear a uniform.

Skills and Interests:

To be a betting shop cashier you need to:

be numerate - able to calculate quickly and accurately
be totally honest and reliable
be interested in sporting events
be confident when working under pressure
have basic keyboard and computer skills - Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) systems are rapidly being introduced into betting shops.


Academic qualifications are not generally required to become a betting shop cashier, but employees must be at least 18 years of age. Some employers may include basic arithmetic tests as part of their recruitment procedure.

It is useful to have had prior experience of dealing with customers or handling money.


New entrants receive on the job training lasting around four months from experienced cashiers or the betting shop manager. This will usually cover areas such as counter operations, cash handling, customer service and how to calculate winnings, along with company policy. Larger bookmakers may conduct training at regional training centres.


The development of internet-based betting websites has led to a decrease in the number of betting shops in the high street; there are currently around 8,500 shops throughout the UK.

In larger betting shop chains, those with sufficient experience may be offered promotion to managerial posts.

Annual Income:

Figures intended as a guideline only. There is no set salary rate for betting shop cashiers.

Starting salaries vary from £8,000 to £11,000.
Managers earn a basic salary of around £14,000 a year, with more available based on the shop''s profitability.

Further information:

Vacancies will be advertised in local newspapers and in jobcentres.

National Association of Bookmakers
PO Box 242
East Molesey
Tel: 01884 841859

Betting Office Licensees'' Association
3a Lower James Street
Tel: 020 7434 2111

British Betting Office Association
5 St Michaels Court
Victoria Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8ET
Tel: 0121 525 7428.

Other Useful Betting Shop Cashier Work Information

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