What is a ‘Booth Cashier’?
In a land-based casino, a Booth Cashier is someone who works on the casino floor to provides various money services to players. There are several types of businesses that typically use a booth cashier, however land based casinos or floating casinos (river boats and cruise ships) employ the most.
‘Booth Cashier’ Explained
Most Booth Cashiers are employed at establishments that are primarily engaged in the operation of gambling facilities that provide table wagering games in addition to other gambling activities, including slot machines and sports betting. Food and beverage services are typically available in these establishments. This also includes floating casinos, such as river boats and cruise ships.
The main job duties for a Booth Cashier are to exchange coins, tokens, and chips for a player’s money, issue payoffs for large wins, and obtain the winner’s signature upon receipt, operating a booth in the slot machine area of the casino floor to furnish change persons with a money bank at the start of their shift, and count or audit cash drawers to verify their contents.
Various ‘Booth Cashier’ Tasks
1) Keeping accurate records of all monetary exchanges, authorization forms, and transaction reconciliations. Also, maintaining sales records and other business transactions.
2) Exchanging money, credit, and casino chips for players, as well as to make change when necessary, issue money, credit, or vouchers to players, and process sales and other transactions.
3) Maintain cage security according to casin rules, and monitor work areas to provide security at all times.
4) Counting money and auditing cash drawers by reviewing accuracy of sales and other transactions. Also reconcile sales records and other finacial transactions.
5) Sell casino chips or tokens to players, or to other workers for re-sale to players.
6) Obtain customer’s signatures on receipts of winnings.
7) Calculate amounts and values of casino chips both won and lost by players.
8) Reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
10) Accept credit applications and verify credit references to provide check-cashing services and authorization, and also to establish house credit accounts.
11) Listen for and attend to jackpot alarms indicating the need to issue payments to winners in the form of cash, credits, or vouchers.
12) Perform minor slot machine repairs, such as clearing coin jams.
Other ‘Booth Cashier’ Work Related Activities
1) Working directly with the public, including those in restaurants and stores with the establishment where employed.
2) Getting information by observing, receiving, or otherwise obtaining information from relevant sources.
3) Identifying information by recognizing differences or similarities in circumstances or events.
4) Providing information to supervisors and co-workers using various forms of communication.
5) Compiling, categorizing, and verifying information or data.
6) Using relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes are in compliance with laws and regulations, and standards.
7) Developing constructive and cooperative relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
8) Interacting with computer systems, to program, write software, set-up functions, enter data, and process information.
9) Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, and the surrounding environment to detect and/or assess problems.
10) Entering, transcribing recording, storing, and maintaining information in written or electronic form.
11) Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution to solve any problems.
12) Performing physical duties that require considerable use of your arms and legs.
13) Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal training programs or classes to teach and instruct others.
14) Judging the qualities of things, and assessing the value and importance.
15) Providing personal assisstance, medical attention, emotional support, or other types of personal care to others, including bth co-workers and players.
Above are just some of the most relevant work related activities performed by a Booth Cashier, the average annual starting salary for a Booth Cashier is $25,000.