Casino facilities around the U.S. are feeling the effects of a weak and sluggish economy. The gambling industry, who used to be immune to any sort of situation with the economy, is now feeling the devastating effects of it.
On June 24th, 2008, the Greektown Casino facility announced that they have laid off around 89 of its casino employees. Most of the employees that were laid off by the casino worked at baccarat tables. Baccarat and the other games will not be cut off by the casino and will still be offered to customers. Casino officials said that they just fixed their way of featuring the game.
Greektown Casino spokesperson Roger Martin commented that they have decided to consolidate the gaming pits to maximize their efficiency. The decision comes after Greektown's decision to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy to be able to acquire the credits that they need for their casino expansion. Should any additional employment opportunities occur, the baccarat table employees that were laid off will be given the priority to come back and work at the Greektown casino.
Most of the employees that were cutoff work in a part-time basis at the casino. Greektown is expecting to hire four hundred new employees to help run their four hundred room hotel that will be opening in 2009.
07/03/2008 03:20 PM