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Book Maker

Aliases: Bookie

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Book Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Managing establishments to receive and pay off bets placed by horse racing patrons
  • Preparing and issuing lists of approximate handicap odds on each horse prior to race
  • Determining risks on each horse to refuse additional bets beyond maximum limits of liability
  • Recording bets placed over counter or by telephone
  • Issuing betting receipts
  • Keeping account of cash transactions
  • Paying taxes on earnings
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Needs not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for people with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in directing and operating bets
  • Efficient in ensuring smooth running of activities
  • Proficient in explaining rules to customers like betting limits
  • Competent in making sure all rules are followed
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Courteous
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Book Maker → Supervisor

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants – Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience –  Rs 18,000 to Rs 28,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1
  • Horse racing establishments
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Bookie
  • Gaming Manager
  • Betting Manager
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 4212.0200 Book Maker
ISCO 2008 4212 Bookmakers, Croupiers and Related Gaming Workers
NIC 2008 92009 Other gambling and betting activities
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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