Count Room Clerk Job Description

by William Henderson

Casino count room clerks count the money that players spend at slot machines, table games and other gaming and nongaming parts of a casino. In some casinos, they may also report this revenue to the gaming commission in the state where the casino is.

Responsibilities and Duties

While following casino procedures, you sort, count, tally and record all revenue. Some casinos use a secondary accounting method, such as storing data on computer terminals at a blackjack table, for example. Part of your job will include matching your figures against those recorded by a computer terminal. You’ll create daily revenue reports and may need to learn how to maintain and repair the equipment you use to count money. Your employer will also require you to keep information about casino receipts and customers confidential.

Demands of the Job

Depending on where you work, you may need to push, pull or otherwise carry boxes that weigh up to 75 pounds and be able to bend over and crouch down. Count room clerks may stand for long periods of time and should be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Working in a casino is also a fast-paced environment, and most will require its employees, including count room clerks, to be able to adjust to and keep up with this pace.

Education and Experience

Most casinos will hire you as a count room clerk if you have a high school diploma or GED and if you have previous experience handling cash. Depending on the casino, you may need to be available to work all shifts, including the graveyard shift, willing to wear and maintain a uniform and know how to work adding machines, computer terminals and currency counting machines. You must also pass an extensive background check, which the casino where you’ll work must perform in order to comply with gaming commission regulations.

Skills for Success

Since you’ll collect revenue from different locations in the casino, you need to become familiar with where everything is, such as tables and slot machines. Because you spend part of your shift on the floor of the casino, you should also have exceptional customer service skills. Familiarity with chips and denominations will also help as will a willingness to work with little or no supervision.

About the Author

William Henderson has been writing for newspapers, magazines and journals for more than 15 years. He served as editor of the "New England Blade" and is a former contributor to "The Advocate." His work has also appeared on The Good Men Project, Life By Me and The Huffington Post.

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