Cage Cashiers


Education and Training Requirements

High School

Cage cashiers working in casinos generally are required to hold a high school diploma or equivalent. As math and business skills are necessary for success in this career, any classes in these areas will be helpful. 

Other Education and Training

Most casinos provide on-the-job training for this position. Some casinos have their own training programs. Individuals interested in a career in this field, might also attend gaming schools, academies, or institutes located throughout the country in areas hosting casinos. Some are private. Others may be part of a community college or four-year college or university. While this particular job does not require one to complete these programs, they may be helpful for individuals who want to advance their careers within the casino.

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Cage cashiers working in casinos must be licensed in the state in which they work. This license is generally issued by a regulatory agency such as the state's casino control board or commission. For specific licensing requirements, visit your state’s gaming commission Web site.

Other Requirements

Employers generally conduct background checks of prospective cage cashiers and require that they have no criminal record and pass a drug test. Cage cashiers must also meet the position's age requirement set by the state.

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

In some casinos, cage cashier is an entry-level position. In others, the casino may prefer that individuals have experience in prior positions as cashiers in other industries, bank tellers, or handling some other types of financial transactions.

Cage cashiers deal with a great deal of money, and it is essential that they be good at math and able to count money accurately. Bookkeeping skills are also helpful. Record-keeping is often done by computer, so computer skills are a must. Excellent customer service skills are mandatory in every area of a casino, and the cage is no exception.

Individuals should be detail oriented with good problem solving skills and able to work independently. Good communication skills are required. The ability to speak a second language, while not required, may give one applicant an edge over another.