Gaming Cage Worker

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing


License required in 22 states
85th most burdensome licensing requirements
50th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)


Gaming cage workers, also known as a casino cashiers or cage supervisors, conduct financial transactions for patrons in a gaming establishment. 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. They may sell gambling chips, tokens or tickets to patrons or to other workers for resale to patrons. They may also convert gaming chips, tokens or tickets to currency upon a patron's request.


Twenty-two states require a license to work as a gaming cage worker. The requirement is generally a fee, which averages $175, and may also include a minimum age of 18 or 21. Fees range from $60 in Kansas to $350 in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many states also require information such as a personal history statement, a background check and personal references. Gaming cage workers are the 50th most widely and onerously licensed occupation of the 102 studied.

(Last updated May 2, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

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