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Bookmaker's Clerks assist Bookmakers to provide oncourse betting services at race meetings.


  • takes bets by debiting credit accounts and bank accounts electronically or physically receiving cash
  • records and enters bets electronically and in transaction ledgers
  • issues tickets and prepares summaries of transactions
  • monitors amounts of money placed on race entrants
  • checks details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, before paying out money on winning tickets
  • verifies the identity and account balances of betting agency customers
  • answers betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person
  • may work in a call centre.

To become a Bookmaker's Clerk

  • You can work as a Bookmaker's Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as accounting.

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