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Gaming Cage Worker

License required in 29 states

85th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

60th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Gaming cage workers, also known as casino cashiers or cage supervisors, conduct financial transactions for patrons in gaming establishments. They may reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books; accept patrons’ credit applications and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts; sell gambling chips, tokens or tickets to patrons or to other workers for resale to patrons; and convert gaming chips, tokens or tickets to currency upon a patron’s request.

Licensing

Twenty-nine states require a license to work as a gaming cage worker. Every state except Connecticut requires a fee, which averages $174, and about two-thirds of states (19) set a minimum age of either 18 or 21. No state requires any education or experience or exams. These requirements make the gaming cage worker occupation the 85th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because gaming cage workers are licensed by over half of states, the occupation ranks as the 60th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Pennsylvania 29 $350 0 0 0 18
2 Massachusetts 29 $300 0 0 0 18
3 California 29 $250 0 0 0 21
3 Illinois 29 $250 0 0 0 21
3 Indiana 29 $250 0 0 0 21
3 Ohio 29 $250 0 0 0 21
7 Arizona 29 $250 0 0 0 18
8 Maryland 29 $437 0 0 0 0
9 Louisiana 29 $200 0 0 0 21
9 Michigan 29 $200 0 0 0 21
11 Colorado 29 $115 0 0 0 21
12 South Dakota 29 $111 0 0 0 21
13 West Virginia 29 $100 0 0 0 21
14 Missouri 29 $125 0 0 0 18
15 Florida 29 $89 0 0 0 21
16 Maine 29 $299 0 0 0 0
17 Arkansas 29 $75 0 0 0 21
17 Mississippi 29 $75 0 0 0 21
17 Nevada 29 $75 0 0 0 21
17 New Mexico 29 $75 0 0 0 21
21 Delaware 29 $269 0 0 0 0
22 Iowa 29 $68 0 0 0 18
23 Washington 29 $219 0 0 0 0
24 Rhode Island 29 $185 0 0 0 0
25 Oklahoma 29 $166 0 0 0 0
26 New York 29 $105 0 0 0 0
27 New Jersey 29 $95 0 0 0 0
28 Kansas 29 $60 0 0 0 0
29 Connecticut 29 $0 0 0 0 0