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Mutuel Clerk


Mutuel Clerks sell, check and cash mutuel tickets at a racetrack. They read the entry numbers of specific entries in designated races. They then depress the corresponding numbered key of the ticket dispensing machine that automatically ejects tickets requested by patrons. They accept money and make change. They pay winnings to patrons. They may summon security personnel to apprehend persons attempting to cash fraudulent tickets and direct patrons to the information clerk-cashier or supervisory personnel to resolve questions of ticket validity. In addition, they requisition additional cash as required. They are responsible for making up any cash outages.

Certification Requirements:

An occupational license is required. Applicants must have good character and respect for the integrity of all participants. Every application is reviewed, updated and carefully processed by the Licensing unit before a license is issued.

Recertification Requirements:

Fingerprinting is required of each applicant. Where it is found that his/her participation in racing would be inconsistent with the public interest or the best interest of racing generally, a thorough investigation is conducted before unfavorable action is taken in the form of a denial, suspension or revocation of his/her license.

Licenses Issued:

In 2018, there were 1,485 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Gaming Commission
PO Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500
Phone: (518) 388-3300

Standard Occupational Classification:

27-2023.00 - Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
To learn more about this occupation go to the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/9/19.

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