Atlantic City Casino Jobs are Available at Borgata and Hard Rock

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Atlantic City is home to some of the biggest and best casinos in the United States. It seems that some of the gambling venues here are now looking for more workers. New reports surfaced this week claiming a variety of Atlantic City casino jobs are now available at Borgata and Hard Rock Atlantic City.

This is exciting news for many residents in the area. The casinos here have been seeing some major revenue increases here lately. Now is a great time to talk about why these properties are looking to bring in more workers.

Here’s what you need to know!

More Atlantic City Casino Jobs are Becoming Available Right Now

Atlantic City has been one of the country’s top casino destinations for decades. In 2020, this city was badly affected by the mass casino shutdowns and subsequent drop in tourism. Things have improved throughout 2021, however, and many of the casino operators are seeing major surges in revenue.

It now appears that several of the most popular casino-resorts are now looking for more employees. That includes the Borgata and Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City. These two properties recently held job fairs in the hope of attracting qualified employees. Hard Rock Casino President Joe Lupo spoke about this situation to the media this week.

“We’ve been looking for people all summer long,” Lupo said. “We’re looking at a strong fall ahead with some conventions and live entertainment coming back, so we’re looking to continue providing some jobs to the local community. A lot of the college kids have gone back to school, so it’s not uncommon here in the Atlantic City market for the fall to take a different approach without the seasonal help.”

More Atlantic City casino jobs are becoming available every week. Both the Borgata and Hard Rock Casino seem determined to bring in more employees. It’s not easy right now, particularly as cases of Covid-19 begin to increase around the country.

Casinos have seen solid earnings throughout the year. What do the next four months have in store for this industry?

US Casino Revenue May Begin to Decline Over the Fall Months

The events that began to unfold in 2020 proved that the US casino industry is a fragile one. Intense health regulations can essentially cripple casino companies. Some are fearful that a new wave of these types of regulations could be around the corner.

Rates of Covid-19 have been declining throughout much of 2021. Unfortunately, new variants have caused yet another spike in many areas of the country. Various health officials are now once again recommending similar health measures to the ones seen last year.

This is causing concern amongst US casino operators. Some analysts are beginning to predict a decrease in casino revenue over the fall months. This is almost a guarantee if casino hubs such as Las Vegas begin ordering capacity limits and more specific health rules for guests inside casinos.

It’s a difficult situation. Various state officials need to weigh public safety while attempting to keep businesses that cater to large groups of people operational. For now, tourism rates into major casino destinations appear to be holding steady.

Not all gambling companies are anticipating revenue declines over the next few months.

Sports Betting Revenue is Expected to Surge Soon

The entire US gaming industry has been posting impressive figures this year. Certain casinos have hit all-time revenue records this year. Sports betting companies have also seen huge surges in their monthly revenue figures.

July proved to be a poor month for the US sports betting industry. Several states with large sports gambling industries reported large decreases in their revenue figures. Most analysts expect to see things turn around over the next few months.

Much of this is due to the start of the 2021/2022 NFL season. The American Gaming Association anticipates 45 million Americans to bet on the season at least once. Sports betting revenue is expected to surpass $12 billion thanks to football betting.

This football season is now officially underway. We’ll be sure to continue reporting on sports betting revenue figures around the US.

Are you excited to see more Atlantic City casino jobs opening up? Are you interested in applying for a job inside one of the city’s casinos? Let us know in the comments section below.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Partners With ESPN 1000 For White Sox Radio

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The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has partnered with The Chicago White Sox and Good Karma Brands for its radio broadcasts.

Beginning September, Hard Rock Northern Indiana will become the naming rights sponsor of the White Sox Radio Network.

Said Mike Thomas, Market Manager of ESPN 1000 in a statement:

“Partnering with the Chicago White Sox late last year was monumental for ESPN Chicago! Now, to partner with Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana to present the naming rights of the White Sox Network to White Sox fans throughout Illinois, Indiana and Iowa is remarkable. I want to thank Matt Schuffert and Joe Branchik and the Hard Rock team! I can’t wait to hear Len Kasper say: ‘The ESPN 1000 Hard Rock Casino White Sox Network’ each game for years to come.”

Multi-year Agreement

The multi-year agreement will run through the 2023 MLB season and Hard Rock Casino will be part of the White Sox broadcast from Spring Training all the way to the postseason. The gambling company will also receive daily exposure during ESPN 1000 national and local broadcasts.

Under the new deal, fans will be able to listen to the ESPN 1000 Hard Rock Casino White Sox Network via ESPN 1000, 103.HD2, and the ESPN Chicago App.

ESPN 1000 was previously the exclusive radio partner of the Chicago White Sox from 1999 to 2005.

White Sox Have Bounced Around on Radio

After the White Sox’s radio contract with WSCR expired in 2015, the team has bounced around on radio. WLS-890 was supposed to be the flagship station of the White Sox from 2016 through 2021 but Cumulus Media, the owner of WLS, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2017, forcing the White Sox to move to WGN.

Last November, the Chicago White Sox organization and ESPN 1000 entered into an agreement that made the latter the White Sox’s 4th radio home since 2015.

The deal commenced with the White Sox’s first game of the Cactus League last February 27th and it includes all regular season, playoff, and spring training games of the franchise.

Illinois Gaming Board OKs Construction of Temporary Rockford Casino

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The Illinois Gaming Board has approved the request of 815 Entertainment LLC to construct a temporary casino in Rockford at 610 N.Bell School Road.

It is the first of the six new casino locations approved in the state’s 2019 gambling expansion to be given the green light to begin construction.

In its letter of approval, Gaming Board Administrator Marcus Frutcher wrote:

“Based on a review of the materials applicant submitted in support of this request along with your representations, and pursuant to the authority delegated to me under the June 11, 2020, Board Resolution … request is hereby approved. Applicant may now commence construction at the temporary casino facility.”

An $8.8M Renovation Project on Former Giovanni’s Restaurant

The 37,790 square foot former Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center will be converted into a temporary casino location. The $8.8M renovation project is expected to have 736 slot machines, two restaurants, and possibly include a “Rock Shop”.

Construction is expected to be completed in three months but before the temporary Rockford casino can operate, the owners must first obtain the Gaming Board’s permit to operate and receive approval of the casino’s security and surveillance plans.

The temporary Rockford casino could operate for two years while the permanent $311M Hard Rock Redford Casino is completed.

Permanent Casino Project Still Needs Further Approval

815 Entertainment’s Hard Rock Redford Casino project still has to secure further approval before construction can start at the former Clock Tower Resort at the entrance of Interstate 90 and East State Street.

The plan is to transform the iconic piece of property with historical significance into a Hard Rock brand by building a 65,000 square foot gaming location, a Hard Rock Cafe, and a 1,600-seat Hard Rock Live Venue. That project is estimated to provide 1,200 constructions jobs and up to 1,000 permanent jobs at the casino complex.

Hard Rock, which operates 240 venues in 69 different countries, including 12 casinos, is expected to bring in potential visitors well beyond the Illinois borders. The location of the permanent casino has tremendous access from Interstate 90 with nearly 70,000 cars passing daily.

Guitar-Smashing Event Marks Opening of Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino

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Two decades after first proposed land-based casino in Gary, The Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino opened its doors to the public last Friday.

In an event only Hard Rock could pull off, the Indiana casino’s opening was marked by more more than two dozen casino officials, local dignitaries, and popular musicians smashing logo-emblazoned guitars in front of sparkler fireworks, backed up by the sound of Fall out Boy’s “Light ‘Em Up”.

But more than the star-studded, guitar-smashing, rock and roll event that took place, the opening was regarded as the start of a promising future for Steel City.

A $300M Gambling and Entertainment Destination

The $300M gambling and entertainment destination replaces the former Majestic Star Casinos that operated from Lake Michigan from Gary’s Buffington Harbor for the past quarter of a century. It is the first land-based commercial Indiana casino built away from its dockside location.

The Hard Rock in Gary includes a casino that has 1,600 slot machines and 80 table games, five restaurants including a Hard Rock Cafe, a 1,954-seat Hard Rock Live performance venue, a gift shop, and an on-site sportsbook. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests, including those at its restaurants, must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Building Local Partnerships

Sen. Eddie Melton, a proponent of the 20119 Indiana law authorizing the relocation of the Gary Casino, said that the opening of the Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino opens the door for economic growth and endless opportunities. Melton talked about Gary going from one of the state’s lowest income-generating casinos at Buffington Harbor to a location with over 200,000 cars a day passing by.

The Hard Rock Casino in Gary employs around 1,200 locals across the property and has pledged to prioritize Gary and Northern Indiana companies in its spending just as it did during its construction phase. Hard Rock says it will continue to build local partnerships and help local vendors provide products and services to the Indiana casino.

Hard Rock Casino Near Bakersfield Gets Approval from Federal Government

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The Hard Rock Cafe & Casino project near Bakersfield moved one step closer to becoming a reality after the federal government gave its approval for the Tejon Indian Tribe to operate a casino venue at the proposed location.

In a statement, Tejon Indian Tribe chairman Octavio Escobedo III said:

“From the start of our relationship with the United States government in 1851, our Tribe has fought for a homeland for our people. Today we are two major steps closer to that dream. The Department’s decision enables us to move closer to the promise of self-determination through economic development.”

Up to Gov. Newsom Now

As reported by the Bakersfield Californian, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney issued a secretarial decision that that found the proposed Bakersfield casino site suitable for the Tejon Indian Tribe’s plans. In the decision, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs wrote that the Bakersfield casino best allows the Tejon Indian Tribe to be self-sufficient and maintain a stable source of income for government projects.

The environmental review process began as early as 2016. With the Federal Government’s determination, the onus is now with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who must concur with the decision of the Federal Government within a year. If the governor agrees, the U.S. Department of Interior will take the land into trust and the tribe will finally have a land they can call home.

A $600M Project

The Tejon Indian Tribe Bakersfield casino project is located in Mettler which is about 14 miles away from Bakersfield. The tribe is planning to build a 166,500 square foot gaming venue there, along with an 11-storey luxury hotel. The hotel building will have 400 rooms, more than 10 restaurants, a convention space, as well as a Hard Rock live events center. A sheriff’s office, fire station, and an RV park are also be built on the site.

The Bakersfield casino project has an estimated cost of $600M and the entire complex is expected to support 3,000 full-time jobs once operational. Hard Rock consultant Scott Nielson said that there are still several steps that need to be completed before an official timeline for the project could be made public.