Bookmakers organise gambling activities in betting offices, at racetracks or online.
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Your day-to-day tasks could include:
As a manager, you’ll look after the security of staff, customers and money. You’ll need to follow gambling law.
There are no set entry requirements, but you must be 18 and you may have to take a maths test.
A level 2 college course in gambling could be helpful, but isn't essential.
You could start as a cashier and work your way up, or you could start as a trainee manager.
The Association of British Bookmakers has more information about becoming a bookmaker.
Starter salary: £14,000 to £16,000
Experienced salary: £30,000These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work around 40 hours a week, including evenings and weekends.
If you work at a racecourse, you may work at sporting events around the country. You'll work outdoors in all weathers.
If you work online, you’ll spend most of your time at a computer and your hours may vary.
With experience, you could manage several shops in a region, or set up your own business.
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