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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Bookmaker

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Betting Shop Manager
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€19 - 55
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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As a bookmaker, you would manage and coordinate all gambling activities. You could work in a licensed betting office or at a sporting location such as a horse racing venue.


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Bookmakers organise and manage gambling activities. Employment opportunities can be found in licensed betting offices or at sporting locations such as a racetrack or online.

Bookmakers can work 'off course', 'on course', or remotely. Off-course bookmakers, also called betting shop managers, run licensed betting offices. On-course bookmakers, also called turf accountants, work on location – usually at horse or dog racing tracks. Remote bookmakers manage online gaming through the internet. 

Work involves betting shop administration - calculating bets and winnings and paying out money to customers, dealing directly with the public in most cases.

Bookmakers work in a sales driven environment and will have targets to meet. Work is carried out on computerised electronic systems, you must be aware of all gambling and betting laws. 

If you’re an on-course bookmaker, your work could take you all over the country to different sporting events. Your 'office' would be outdoors in all weather conditions. If you’re a remote bookmaker, you’ll spend most of your time at a computer and your hours may vary.


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It is essential for Bookmakers to have an outgoing personality and enjoy dealing with the public. Being a good communicator is important in order to negotiate and keep calm under pressure. 

Good numeracy and mathematical skills are required in order to calculate bets and winnings efficiently. Honesty and reliability are very important qualities as you will be responsilble for handling large amounts of cash and adhering to strict gambling laws. 

Having enthusiasm and an interest in different sporting events and other gambling opportunities is an advantage in this job. 



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