Gaming Cage Worker

Gaming cage workers are often referred to as “cage cashiers” because they work in a secured environment within a casino as they count and exchange money and gaming chips with gamblers. The job however is not as simple as just providing cash for chips. It actually involves a considerable amount of paperwork and documentation because the gaming industry is highly regulated and accurate record keeping is a must. Not only does the Internal Revenue Service require an accurate record of the amount of cash casinos collect but the IRS also keeps a close eye on the tax dollars owed by casinos. The website www.bestjobdescriptions.com states that gaming cage workers must have excellent customer skills and they must also maintain confidentiality when conducting financial business with patrons. While there is no formal education required to work as a gaming cage worker a high school diploma is necessary. A license is required to work in a casino which is issued by the gaming control board or gaming commission within the state that the casino operates. On-the-job training is usually provided by casinos which includes instructions on how to keep precise financial records and how to balance money drawers. Due to the fact that casinos are generally open either 24 hours a day or until the early morning hours gaming cage workers are often required to work nights. Additionally gaming cage workers are often required to work on weekends andor holidays. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics gaming cage workers earn a median hourly salary of approximately $11 per hour. However they often earn tips from patrons who have won money.

Education Required: High School Diploma and Certificate/License
Avg Salary: $22880
High Salary: $24880
Low Salary: $20880
Tasks: Exchanges currency for gaming chips.
Buys tokens from gamblers for cash.
Keeps precise monetary records.
Balances money drawers.
Also Called: Cage Cashier
Casino Cashier
Change Attendant
Vault Cashier
Additional Resources: http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/514/Gaming-Cage-Worker.html
http://www.bestjobdescriptions.com/customer-service/gaming-cage-workers-job-description
http://www.myplan.com/careers/gaming-cage-workers/description-43-3041.00.html