Gaming Cage Worker  What They Do

Just the Facts


Conducts financial transactions for patrons in a gaming establishment. 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.

This career is part of the Hospitality and Tourism cluster Recreation, Amusements and Attractions pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Follows all gaming regulations.
  • Converts gaming checks, coupons, tokens, or coins to currency for gaming patrons.
  • Maintains cage security.
  • Maintains confidentiality of customers' transactions.
  • Counts funds and reconciles daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
  • Cashes checks and processes credit card advances for patrons.
  • Prepares bank deposits, balancing assigned funds as necessary.
  • Determines cash requirements for windows and orders all necessary currency, coins, or chips.
  • Verifies accuracy of reports, such as authorization forms, transaction reconciliations, or exchange summary reports.
  • Provides customers with information about casino operations.

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Gaming Cage Workers

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Lighting is either extremely bright or inadequate
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

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