The Station Casinos and Culinary Union Feud Continues

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For decades, two powerful groups based in the state of Nevada have been engaged in a bitter feud. The Station Casinos and Culinary Union feud continues with no real end in sight. In fact, several major disputes have taken place between these groups in recent months.

It’s unclear when exactly this battle might end. Now is a great time to talk about the recent disputes between Station Casinos and one of Nevada’s most powerful union groups.

Here’s what you need to know.

The Station Casinos and Culinary Union Feud is Unlikely to End Anytime Soon

Nevada remains the gambling hub of the United States. The majority of world-class casinos here are located in the Las Vegas area. Station Casinos is based here and currently operates a huge number of popular casinos in this city.

The Nevada Culinary Union has been trying to work its way into Station Casinos’ properties for decades. So far, these attempts have all been unsuccessful. Company workers voted not to be represented by this union and some even held a protest outside the union’s headquarters recently.

It remains unclear when exactly the Station Casinos and Culinary Union feud might end. The union recently engaged in yet another legal battle, this time centering on the Station Casinos’ owners interfering with employee’s votes on whether or not to be represented by the Culinary Union. Bill Werner, an associate professor at UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality, offered some insight into what might lead to the end of this feud this week.

“What’s the endgame? One side gives up,” Werner said. “For Station Casinos, the end game is the union goes away and their employees don’t want a union anymore. I don’t see that happening because the Culinary is very good at maintaining its momentum.”

The Fertitta brothers have shown a willingness to fight against the Culinary Union. That is unlikely to change anytime soon. Stay tuned for more updates on this situation over the next few months.

Las Vegas Casinos Hope to See a New Surge of Tourism

Las Vegas has long been one of the most visited cities in the United States. Under normal circumstances, tens of millions of individuals make the journey to this city every year. 2021 has been a successful year for the city and casino revenue here has broken monthly records on several occasions.

Some of the major casinos in this city are now hoping to see a major surge in tourism. This is partly due to the US government removing some of its travel restrictions on visitors from Europe. This will likely result in major tourism coming into Las Vegas from various European nations.

July proved to be the best month in history for the casino industry in Nevada. Some predict August did not turn out to be quite as successful. Many states reported casino revenue declines in August due to an increase in health restrictions from the Delta variant.

The fall months are shaping up to be good ones for Nevada’s gaming industry, though. Sports betting is likely to surge thanks to the start of the 2021/2022 NFL season. Casino revenue may also surge thanks to an influx of tourists from Europe.

Nevada is far from the only state likely to experience revenue increases from its gaming industry. Here’s a look at what other states are expected to bring in more revenue soon.

US Gambling Revenue is Expected to Increase This Fall

2020 ended up being the worst year in history for the US gambling industry. Things completely turned around in 2021, though. Most major casino hubs have seen incredible surges in casino revenue throughout the year.

Sports betting companies have already begun seeing increases in revenue figures this fall. This is due mostly to the start of the 2021/2022 NFL season. Tens of millions of wagers have already been placed on the season’s opening two weeks of games.

Casino revenue fluctuated over August. Analysts are now looking ahead at how casino hubs will fare in September. Covid-19 cases have continued to increase and another slow month certainly seems like a real possibility.

There is still cause to be optimistic for the future of the country’s top casino hubs. 2022 may end up being an even better year for the industry.

When do you expect the Station Casinos and Culinary Union to settle their disputes? Let us know in the comments section below.

Durango Station Casino Faces Pushback From Culinary Union

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The battle between Station Casinos and the Las Vegas Culinary Union continues. For years, Station Casinos has been planning to open a major new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas, called the Durango Station Casino. These plans are now facing pushback from the Culinary Union.

This is not much of a surprise. These groups have been involved in legal disputes for decades. Now is a great time to talk about this most recent clash over Station Casinos’ latest plans.

Here’s what you need to know.

NV Culinary Union Pushes Against the Proposed Durango Station Casino

Station Casinos is one of the most successful casino operators based in Nevada. The company is known for running a huge number of “locals casinos” throughout the Las Vegas area. In recent years, officials within Station Casinos have discussed opening a new casino-resort in the Southwest Las Vegas area.

There has been some progress getting this venue open. Not long ago, a city board gave its approval for this property to be constructed. Many felt it was only a matter of time before a groundbreaking for the casino began.

It now seems these plans could be delayed. The Nevada Culinary Union has just begun urging residents and business owners in the area to protest against the Durango Station Casino. The union seems to be raising concerns about the potential traffic safety this casino will cause. Station Casinos released a statement on this latest move from the NV Culinary Union this week.

“It is unfortunate, but we are not surprised, as we have grown used to decades of endless harassment by the Culinary Union. Instead of applauding a project that will pay millions in local taxes, create a beautiful new amenity for the neighborhood and create thousands of construction and permanent jobs, including jobs for people they supposedly care about, they take the low road and play petty politics. Nothing that comes from the culinary union can be trusted,” the statement said.  

It remains to be seen if the Union will have any success raising these concerns with local residents. Stay tuned for updates over the next few weeks!

What Does the Station Casinos-Culinary Union Feud Stem From?

Station Casinos and the Nevada Culinary Union have been battling in the courts for decades. These two groups have spent an incredible amount of money in these legal battles. Unfortunately, it does not appear these disputes will be settled anytime soon.

Most of this is due to Station Casinos pushing against the Culinary Union representing its employees. This has been the case since the casino company was founded. Recently, employees voted against representation from the Culinary Union.

Some of these employees have become fed up with the union’s continued efforts to work into Station Casinos. Many of them recently held an open protest at the Culinary Union’s headquarters. This protest does not appear to have affected the union’s plans.

Expect to see more legal disputes between these two groups. It remains to be seen what, if anything, could settle things between them. Hope is that the most recent moves from the union do not affect the opening of the Durango Station Casino.

Las Vegas remains to see large revenue increases. Now is a great time to talk about how much money the casinos here have been bringing in lately.

Las Vegas Casinos Continue to Experience Revenue Surges

The casino industry in the United States is the biggest and most profitable in the United States. Most of the world’s most expensive gaming venues are based here. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas, which finally opened its doors to the public earlier this year.

The casinos in this city have experienced major revenue surges over the past few months. That was certainly the case this past July. That month, casino revenue in Las Vegas hit an all-time high at $794 million. It’s exciting news for the gaming operators in the city.

Most experts predict that casino revenue will surge over the month of August, too. In fact, casino revenue may once again hit an all-time high. These revenue surges are especially exciting when considering how dire the situation in Las Vegas was last year.

Many other US casino hubs are experiencing revenue surges, too. That includes Atlantic City. Stay tuned for more information on the revenue increases here as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to see the Culinary Union pushing against the Durango Station Casino? When do you expect this casino to open? Let us know in the comments section below.

Station Casino’s Durango Station Gains Approval From City Board

Las Vegas Sign Background With Durango Station Proposal

Nevada is home to many of the world’s best casino-resorts. Station Casinos has been working hard to open a new one in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas. New reports have confirmed that this proposed property, known as Durango Station, has just gained approval from an important city board.

This is an important step to get this casino opened. Officials within Station Casinos are likely pleased to see things moving forward.

Here’s what you need to know about this situation.

Spring Valley Town Board Approves Plans to Open Durango Station

Station Casinos is one of the biggest gaming companies based in Nevada. It launched in 1976 and has since gone to open more than 20 different casinos around the state. For years, officials within the company have been eager to open a new resort-style property in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas.

This venue, known as Durango Station, has faced a number of setbacks. That includes finding a suitable location and gaining approval from various city boards. It seems that there is now some real progress being made in 2021 to get this venue opened.

The Spring Valley Town Board has just announced that it has approved plans to open Durango Station. This property is set to feature 400 hotel rooms. More than 99,000 square feet of gaming space will also be featured inside this venue. Station Casinos released a public statement shortly after news of the board approval was released.

“Station Casinos appreciates the Spring Valley Town Advisory Board and its residents for their input on and support of the Durango project. Our new development will be a great addition and a great community partner, employing thousands of construction and full-time team members and creating tens of millions of dollars in new state and local taxes. The Company looks forward to releasing more information on the project in the weeks ahead,” the statement said. 

This is expected to be an exciting property in the Las Vegas area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on the opening of this venue over the next few months!

Las Vegas Casinos Continue to See Revenue Surges

Las Vegas remains the most profitable gambling destination on the planet. It’s here that many of the country’s top gaming companies are based. Fortunately, the casino industry here has seen a major recovery from the events that unfolded throughout 2020.

There has been a steady increase in gaming revenue over the past eight months. That is particularly true over the summer months. This past July, Nevada set a new all-time gaming revenue record, bringing in $794 million.

August has just wrapped up and many are expecting to see another surge of revenue. Tourism rates into the city are beginning to reach pre-pandemic levels. Certain casinos here are managing to bring in more revenue than others.

Several new properties have recently opened their doors in Las Vegas, too. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas. At $4.2 billion, this is the most expensive gambling venue to ever open its doors in the city. Resorts World seems to be fueling tourism into the city right now.

New reports on Nevada’s gaming revenue for the month of August will be released soon. Stay tuned for reports on these figures.

Station Casinos Remains in a Legal Battle With the Culinary Union

The past eight months have been great for most casino operators in Nevada. That certainly includes Station Casinos, which continues to see increases in its revenue figures. Still, this company has faced its fair share of issues lately.

Not long ago, reports surfaced that the legal battle between Station Casinos and the Nevada Culinary Union was ramping back up. This has been an ongoing dispute for many years and the Culinary Union continues working to enter Station Casinos’ properties.

It seems that the majority of Station Casinos’ employees do not want representation from this union, though. A group of the companies workers recently held a major protest in front of the culinary union’s headquarters. Ultimately, this dispute will need to be settled in court.

Company officials have a lot on their hands right now. They have to be pleased to hear the latest approval for their proposed casino in the Southwest area of Las Vegas. Only a few more steps need to be taken for the construction of this property to begin.

Are you excited for Durango Station to open? Let us know in the comments section below!

Station Casinos Employees Push Against the Culinary Union

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Station Casinos is one of the biggest gaming companies operating in Nevada right now. It is also one of the few to remain outside the grasp of the Culinary Union. This week, reports surfaced claiming a group of Station Casinos employees has begun protesting against the Culinary Union.

These employees seem determined to keep the major union group away. Today, we’ll discuss why exactly this is. We will also talk about how the gaming industry in Las Vegas is faring right now.

Let’s get into it!

Station Casinos Employees Picket Outside Culinary Union Headquarters

The Culinary Workers Union, oftentimes called the Nevada Culinary Union, was founded back in 1935. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the most influential union groups in the country. It’s the largest in Nevada with more than 60,000 workers.

Not everyone has been pleased to see this union’s growth over the years. That includes Station Casinos, one of the largest casino operators in the state of Nevada. This company has been involved with several legal disputes with the union over the years and still does not allow it to represent the company’s employees.

It seems that a large group of Station Casinos employees is becoming fed up with the Culinary Union’s attempts to enter the company. This week, workers began protesting outside of the union’s headquarters, demanding it respect the worker’s rights not to be represented.

“We’re just here to send a message to the Culinary Union to leave us alone. Team members are furious, and they just don’t want a union,” said Hernan Andrade, director of internal maintenance for Red Rock Resort. “We’re just supporting our team members. We decided to come out here and support them.”

In a majority vote, workers at Station Casinos rejected the union’s representation offer. Station Casinos and the Culinary Union will continue their legal battle on August 31. Stay tuned for updates on this situation.

Las Vegas Casino Revenue Continues Breaking Records

Las Vegas was the worst-hit city in the country due to the events that unfolded in 2020. Things have completely turned around in 2021, though. Tourism rates into Las Vegas have been surging over the past eight months and are expected to continue that way for the rest of the year.

The American Gaming Association recently released a report claiming 2021 will be the best year in history for the US casino industry. Places like Las Vegas have continuously set new revenue records throughout the year. Certain properties are managing to bring in more money than others.

This past June, gaming revenue in Nevada once again surpassed the $1 billion mark. Casinos here managed to bring in $1.19 billion over the month. That remains slightly lower than the all-time revenue record set this past May, at $1.23 billion.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently met to discuss allowing online casino gambling in the state. Many of the major casino executives in Nevada have pushed against this measure. Allowing internet gambling, they argue, would significantly take away from the amount of revenue they are able to generate.

Expect to see revenue figures continue to increase as the year goes on. Nevada isn’t the only state experiencing a boom in casino revenue, too. Here’s a look at how other US gaming hubs are faring right now.

More States Report Casino Revenue Growth in July

The past few months have been exciting ones for major casino companies around the United States. These companies experienced massive declines in their monthly revenue figures last year. 2021 is proving to be significantly different.

Pennsylvania just reported that July was the most successful month in history for its casino industry. The gaming properties here managed to bring in $423 million in GGR. That is more than $35 million more than what was brought in last June.

Louisiana is another state that saw impressive revenue figures last month. The casinos here saw $222 million in total revenue over the course of the month. The casinos around New Orleans performed the best, bringing in more than $52 million over the month.

Expect to see these figures increasing for the next few months. Sports betting revenue seems likely to surge as the 2021/2022 NFL season begins, too.

What do you think of Station Casinos employees pushing against the Culinary Union? How will the legal battle between these groups play out? Let us know in the comments section below.

Here’s What We Know About Station Casinos’ New Property

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Station Casinos has been steadily recovering since the devastating casino shutdowns experienced in 2020. It now seems that this major Nevada-based gaming operator is focused on expansion. Today, we’ll talk about some of the details surrounding Station Casinos’ new property.

There have been several major casino openings in Southern Nevada lately. It appears another one is set to take place in the near future.

Here’s what you need to know!

Las Vegas Orders Another Indoor Mask Mandate

Las Vegas is and always has been the country’s top gambling and entertainment destinations. For that reason, the events that unfolded in 2020 took a massive toll on this city. When the casinos shut down, tourism into the city came to a screeching halt.

This trend continued through much of the year. Most of the casinos in Las Vegas reopened to the public in June and July. Unfortunately, tourism rates remained extremely low throughout almost the entirety of 2020.

Things have completely turned around in 2021. Restrictions toward casinos have been lifted and, as a result, a huge number of individuals around the US have been flocking to Las Vegas. The opening of major casino-resorts such as Resorts World has helped to fuel that tourism drive.

Some now worry that things could soon go back to the way they were in 2020. Yesterday, news broke that the state of Nevada has ordered another indoor mask mandate. This is due to the large increase in Covid-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.

Moving forward, those vaccinated or not will need to wear masks while inside casinos. This alone is unlikely to halt tourism into the city. If more restrictions are ordered, however, there is a chance that the gaming and entertainment industries here could be affected in a major way.

Casino companies here continue to look toward expansion. That includes Station Casinos, which just released some of the details of another property it plans to open in the future.

Details of Station Casinos’ New Property are Starting to Come Out

Many of the world’s biggest and best casinos are currently based in Las Vegas. A huge number of massive gambling properties are based here including MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands. Station Casinos may not have quite the same name recognition, yet it’s one of the state’s most successful gaming operators.

This company suffered greatly throughout 2020. In fact, it kept many of its venues closed for longer than other casino companies. Station Casinos wanted to ensure that when its casinos reopened, they did so in a way that was profitable.

This week, more details of Station Casinos’ new property were released to the public. This company revealed that it is planning to open another major casino-resort near Durango Drive and the 215 Highway. It will feature more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space and should take between 18 to 24 months to complete. CEO Frank Fertitta III spoke about this news to the media this week.

“Our primary focus right now is really down on Durango, which we think is a great development opportunity and the most underserved part of the Las Vegas Valley,” he said. “The area is fast growing, with a high-income population base, large gaming demographic, and zero competition for five miles.”

Fertitta has a point claiming there is very little competition in the area. Station Casinos’ new property would likely be a major hit with locals in the area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this situation over the next few months.

Most casino fans in Southern Nevada are still focusing on Resorts World Las Vegas. It seems this property helped to boost tourism rates in the state last month!

Nevada’s Gaming Win Passed $1 Billion in June

Nevada’s gambling revenue has been steadily increasing over the past six months. It appears this trend has continued into the month of June. Reports surfaced this week claiming that Nevada’s gaming win surpassed the $1 billion mark once again in June.

Resorts World Las Vegas helped the state achieve this feat. This property opened its doors in late June. A massive number of individuals from around the country have been flocking here to see what exactly the property’s $4.3 billion price tag can offer.

The state managed to bring in $1.193 billion last month. That represents a staggering 110.5% increase when compared to June of 2020. Clark County appears to be the big winner in the state of Nevada.

Here, gambling revenue came out 130.6% higher than it was a year prior. Gaming win on the Strip was even higher at 156.3% more than in June of 2020. Resorts World Las Vegas seems to be directly responsible for this massive spike of revenue on the Strip.

Many will now be interested to see if the recent spike in infections will affect gaming revenue here. Las Vegas remains vulnerable to state restrictions. We’ll offer more updates on the tourism and revenue figures here as 2021 continues.

Are you excited to hear about Station Casinos’ new property? Do you expect revenue figures to continue increasing in Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below!

Station Casinos is Launching More LV Entertainment Options

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As Las Vegas slowly returns to normal, casino companies across the city are looking to bring in more patrons. One way to achieve that goal is to increase the number of entertainment options inside popular casinos. This week, news broke that Station Casinos plans to launch more LV entertainment options inside several of its most popular gaming venues.

Las Vegas remains the gambling and entertainment hub of the country. There have been some clear signs that this city is recovering right now. Now is a great time to look at some of the recent developments here.

Let’s check it out!

The Final Restrictions in Las Vegas Have Been Removed

It’s been a long road back to recovery for the city of Las Vegas. Back in March of 2020, the casinos here were ordered to shut down. It wasn’t until June that any of them received permission to begin accepting guests again.

When these gambling venues reopened, health officials ordered all of them to abide by intense health regulations. That included things such as operating at limited capacity and ordering all guests to wear masks. These rules seemed to keep many individuals from making the trip to the city.

As time went on and infection rates began to drop, many of these rules started to be lifted. This week, the final health regulations set in place here for casino-resorts were removed. The city is now closer to normal than ever before.

Casino companies here are now reporting a major surge of visitors. Hotel bookings hit record-highs for 2021 over Memorial Day weekend. Most analysts now believe they will see tourism numbers continue to increase over June, July, and August.

The owners of Resorts World Las Vegas have to be pleased to see regulations being lifted. This massive new casino-resort is set to open its doors on the Las Vegas Strip on June 24. It’s the most expensive gambling venue ever built here at $4.3 billion.

All of the major gaming operators in Las Vegas are now doing their best to boost their revenue. Here’s a look at what Station Casinos is doing to achieve that goal.

Station Casinos is Set to Expand its LV Entertainment Options

Station Casinos was founded back in 1976. At that time, the company had a completely unique idea for Las Vegas. Rather than focus on large casinos looking to attract tourists, Station Casinos built a handful of gambling venues that cater primarily to locals.

This decision proved to be a good one. The company quickly expanded, opening more casinos throughout the city of Las Vegas. Today, it owns 21 different casinos and employs more than 11,000 individuals.

Like all other casino companies in Las Vegas, Station Casinos was hit hard by the pandemic. Fortunately, there has been a major recovery taking place lately. It now appears that the major gaming operator is now focused on bringing in more players.

Offering more entertainment options is one great way to achieve that goal. This week, the company revealed it will be significantly expanding its LV entertainment options. Some of Station Casinos’ most popular gaming properties will soon be offering a variety of fun new options for guests. Check some of them out below!

Red Rock Casino-Resort 

Sandbar Pool

Friday, Sept. 10 REO Speedwagon

Saturday, Oct. 9 Brett Young

Saturday, May 7, 2022 Pop 2000 Tour, Hosted by Lance Bass with Mark McGrath, LFO, O-Town, & Ryan Cabrera

Friday, May 20, 2022 Billy Currington

Friday, July 15, 2022 Joss Stone

Rock Lounge 

Thursday, June 10 Niko Moon (Private Listening Party with 102.7 Coyote Country)

Santa Fe Station Hotel-Casino

Chrome Showroom

Friday, June 11 Keiko Matsui

Saturday, July 31 Aerosmith

Saturday, Aug. 14 Pyromania

Saturday, Sept. 25 Peter White

Saturday, Nov. 13 Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Saturday, Nov. 20 Ambrosia

Saturday, Dec. 4 Euge Groove

These are just a handful of the new options becoming available here. If you’re looking for some fun things to do in Las Vegas over the next few months, check to see what Station Casinos has to offer!

Resorts World Las Vegas Opens in Three Weeks

Every once in a while, a truly incredible casino-resort opens its doors in Las Vegas. This time, it’s Resorts World Las Vegas located in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. At $4.3 billion, it’s the most expensive gambling venue ever built in the city.

There has been a huge amount of attention put on this property over the years. Gambling fans around the country have been excited to see what such a staggering amount of money can bring. Based on what is being said, this will be a truly one-of-a-kind casino.

Resorts World Las Vegas is officially scheduled to open its doors on June 24. That is now just three weeks away! As many are aware, this property is opening in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip, not far from the Wynn Resorts Las Vegas and Encore.

More details of this property have been coming out in recent months. It appears Resorts World is also planning to offer some special LV entertainment options. Musicians such as Katy Perry, Celine Dion, and more are booked to hold brief residencies at this property.

Many believe that the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas will help to boost tourism rates into the city. There is some serious hype leading into its grand opening. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new venue leading into June 24.

Are you excited to see more LV entertainment options becoming available? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here’s What We Know About the New Station Casinos Internship

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Station Casinos is one of the most powerful casino companies in Nevada. This company now owns and operates a huge number of properties and employs more than 11,000 individuals. Today, we’ll talk about the new Station Casinos internship program.

Many have likely heard about the company’s new internship plan. It’s one of the most exciting offered in Las Vegas for years. A huge number of people are expected to apply for this project.

Here’s what you need to know!

Station Casinos Continues to Keep Major Properties Closed

Las Vegas is still on the long road back to recovery. This process has been covered extensively. The world’s biggest casino hub has been one of the worst-affected by the global health crises and is still dealing with a struggling economy.

Lately, things have begun to improve here. As infection rates around the country drop, Las Vegas is seeing an increase in tourism numbers. This is crucial for the city and state to begin seeing a major increase in gambling revenue.

Many of the most popular casinos throughout Las Vegas remain closed, though. That includes some of the ones owned by Station Casinos. Not long ago, CEO Frank Fertitta confirmed that the Palms Casino-Resort is remaining closed indefinitely.

Station Casinos is refusing to open this venue until it is guaranteed to be profitable. That could take some time. Things are improving, yet Las Vegas is still seeing considerable drops in tourism when compared to 2019.

This doesn’t mean that Station Casinos is sitting around waiting for things to improve. This company is working hard to increase revenue and continues to operate many of its venues. It is now looking for hungry young workers to begin filling job roles.

Casino company internship programs are announced all the time. A new one from Station Casinos is different from almost any other that has been offered in the city.

More Details on the New Station Casinos Internship Are Coming Out

Station Casinos has grown considerably over the past few decades. The company is working hard to expand too and wants to bring on more employees right now. This week, company officials announced an exciting new internship program that has many people excited.

We’re already beginning to hear more about the new Station Casinos internship program. This summer, the company will be offering students the opportunity to work and live in Las Vegas for free. It’s one of the most intriguing employment projects the company has undertaken to date.

The 2020 Station Casinos Internship Program will be offering free housing and free meals. Hired interns will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the day-to-day operations of the company. That includes work in marketing, social media, human resources, and casino operations.

At the end of each week, the interns will take part in a “think tank.” Here, new innovative ideas will be discussed. The goal is to get these new workers to think more about ways to improve the company in the long-term.

Those interested in entering the Las Vegas casino industry may want to take a close look at this new program. It’s one of the coolest new ways for students to gain experience in the field. More details on how to apply will likely become available soon.

Station Casinos isn’t the only casino company working to bring on new employees this summer. Thousands of people are also applying for one of the available jobs at Resorts World Las Vegas!

Resorts World Las Vegas is Still Filling Up Job Positions

In the relatively small area of the Las Vegas Strip, some of the most expensive casino-resorts on the planet can be found. Under normal circumstances, these venues are hugely successful. The events that unfolded in 2020 had a devastating effect that is still being felt today.

Companies are still moving forward in the best way possible. That includes Genting Group, which owns Resorts World Las Vegas. This exciting new casino-resort is officially set to open its doors to the public this summer.

There has been a ton of media attention placed on this venue. At $4.3 billion, it is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in the city. Many are hopeful that the opening of this property will help to further boost tourism into the city.

This venue is now looking for employees. Amazingly, more than 85,000 individuals have already filed for a job inside this venue. Only a small fraction of these applicants will end up receiving employment inside this new property.

In many ways, this is an exciting time for the city. Tourism rates seem to be increasing and many new hotels are finally beginning to resume 24/7 operations. Stay tuned for more updates on the city’s economy over the next few weeks!

Are you interested in the new Station Casinos internship program? Do you plan to apply? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Palms Las Vegas Opening Date is Being Delayed

Palms Las Vegas

The Palms Casino-Resort in Las Vegas is one of the most popular venues located off the Strip. Unfortunately, it’s remained closed since the mass casino shutdowns back in March. New reports claim the Palms Las Vegas will likely stay shut down until tourism rates return to normal.

This property is owned by Station Casinos, which has kept several of its major casinos closed over the past eleven months. Today, we’ll talk about Station Casinos’ plans for the future. We’ll also discuss when the Palms might finally reopen.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casino Companies Fear Domestic Travel Restrictions

For almost a year, the city of Las Vegas has been struggling to bring in tourists. That’s made things extremely difficult for the casino companies operating here. These companies rely on tourists and have seen significant drops in revenue due to their low visitation rates.

Not many expected that tourism would still be low in February of 2021. Despite these company’s best efforts, attracting players remains a difficult task. The global health crisis is far from over and many are unwilling to travel during this time.

There is now a real fear that new rules on domestic air travel may soon be implemented. President Joe Biden recently announced he may order a negative PCR test in order to board any aircraft. This would likely take a devastating toll on the airline industry.

Major tourism hubs would also suffer. Las Vegas is finding it difficult enough to bring in visitors right now. If testing is required within the country, it’s likely that even fewer individuals will decide to make the trip over to this gambling and entertainment destination.

The Las Vegas International Airport continues to see massive declines in the number of incoming travelers. In December of 2020, the airport saw a staggering 60% drop in travelers when compared to the same month in 2019. It’s a difficult situation that no one seems to have an answer for.

Station Casinos has been hit hard by the events unfolding around the world. Unfortunately, it appears this company isn’t quite ready to open one of its most beloved properties.

Station Casinos Chooses Against Opening Palms Las Vegas

Most of the world’s biggest casino companies operate gambling venues in the city of Las Vegas. That includes MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Las Vegas Sands. Station Casinos has been operating here for decades and owns some of the most popular casino-resorts located off of the Strip.

One of Station Casinos’ most successful venues is Palms Casino-Resort. This company purchased this hotel-casino in 2016 and has worked hard on renovations and improvements. The casino (and all others in Las Vegas) was forced to close down in March and has remained shut down since that time.

Unfortunately, it seems that Palms Las Vegas will remain closed until tourism numbers begin to increase significantly. Red Rock Resorts CEO Frank Fertitta claims restrictions are more intense now than ever before. As a result, keeping properties closed remains the best option.

“I think the Palms is very oriented towards the tourist market visitation to Las Vegas,” Fertitta said. “[We’re working on] getting that business to return to normal. And in the local properties, we’re going to continue to look at how the older demographic response, given the vaccine, and get business back to normal before we do anything unless we’re certain that we can be cash-flow positive.”

Station Casinos is known for its business-first approach towards all of its properties. Officials within the company clearly believe that now is not the time to reopen casinos. This is unlikely to take place until the company can see a positive revenue flow.

Many are disappointed to hear the news. The Palms has been one of the best options for visitors to Las Vegas interested in staying off the Strip. For now, this property and many others will keep their doors closed.

LV Casino Companies Remain Optimistic for Upcoming Tourism Boom

Las Vegas has been the hardest-hit US city, from an economic standpoint, over the past year. An incredible number of jobs have been lost here. Many of the biggest and most powerful companies here continue to see major revenue drops.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. Many believe that as more people around the country receive vaccines, travel will begin to increase. Hope is that summer of 2020 brings about a massive new surge of travelers to the city.

Some incredible new casino-resorts will be opening their doors in this city over the next year, as well. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas. This massive new property is being constructed on the northern area of the Strip. It’s expected to be one of the most impressive casino-resorts ever opened in the city.

The new Virgin Hotel-Casino will also be opening its doors in Las Vegas this year. It’s an exciting move for the Virgin brand. This will be the company’s first foray into the casino industry and it’s clear this property will offer patrons something special.

There’s a chance the Palms Las Vegas will finally open its doors this summer, as well. Stay tuned for updates over the next few months!

Are you surprised to hear the Palms is remaining closed? When do you think this property will open? Let us know in the comments section below.

Station Casinos Turning Attention To Undeveloped Durango Property

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Red Rock Resorts is turning its attention to Las Vegas Valley.

JP Morgan recently had discussions with company executives and according to a note from the finance and investment company, Red Rock views the Durango area in the growing southwest Las Vegas Valley as the “most underserved’ market in the region.

Although a Red Rock spokesman refused to confirm the company’s plans to revisit its plans to build a Las Vegas casino in its Durango property, the signs point to it going that direction.

Per Macquarie analyst Chad Beynon:

“Durango remains one of the remaining attractive return opportunities in the Las Vegas Valley, given its location, close-in population base and lack of competitive options.”

Undeveloped Property

The Station Casinos project in Durango has been in the company’s pipeline for the last two decades. In 2000, Red Rock Resorts-which operates Station Casinos, bought 71 acres of land in the southwest valley, specifically at the intersection of Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway. The initial plan was to build a casino with a 201-room tower at the property but unfortunately, the Great Recession forced the company to scrap the project.

Three years ago, a sign that was put up in the area revealed a proposed development of a Station Casino resort with a gaming area of 120,000 square feet and 1,000 rooms. In its annual report filed earlier this, Red Rock noted the undeveloped Durango property as one that has “excellent visibility and access from interstate 215” with “no major competing casinos within five miles of the site”.

Encouraging Figures

Four of Red Rock’s Las Vegas casino properties remain closed to date and there is uncertainty as to when or even whether the Palms, Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson will open. Despite that, Red Rock says that clients of its four closed Las Vegas casinos have found their way to the casinos that are open. And while business has not returned to normal, the “new normal” figures are encouraging.

During its third quarter earnings call, Red Rock Resorts reported net revenues of $353.2 million for the third quarter of 2020 which is 24% lower than its 2019 counterpart or a difference of $112.7 million. However, if they base the profits on the Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA), the company has a 44.8% increase in profits. Net income for the third quarter of 2020 was $72.0 million which is a huge increase from the net loss of $26.8 million for the same period in 2019.

Palace Station Workers Agree to Leave the Culinary Union

Station Casinos has been in a feud with the Nevada Culinary Union for years. It now appears that one of the company’s casinos has decided to withdraw from the union. Today, we’re going to talk about why Palace Station workers have decided to make this move.Palace Station Casino

Many are surprised to hear this news. Officials within Station Casinos are likely pleased with this new development, though. It will be interesting to hear how this affects other casinos in Las Vegas over the next few months.

Here’s what we know about this situation.

Station Casinos Has Been Forced to Close Several Casinos This Year

The world’s land-based casino industry continues to be affected by the global pandemic. States around the US are working hard to protect their casino industries while keeping things safe. This is proving to be more effective in some parts of the country than others.

Nevada was one of the first major commercial casino destinations to reopen its casinos. It was extremely important to protect cities like Las Vegas. In early June, several of the major casino-resorts in this city opened their doors.

As the weeks go on, more casino companies open up their properties. That includes Station Casinos. Interestingly, this company has chosen not to reopen four of its major casinos located in the city. Officials within this company recently announced that these casinos will never open their doors again.

Casino companies are still struggling to bring in players and generate revenue. It’s clear that tourism in cities like Las Vegas is down considerably. Fortunately, new reports indicate that gambling revenue in the city is slowly beginning to increase.

Intense safety regulations remain in place inside all major casinos around the country. In Nevada, many casino workers are represented by the Culinary Union. Some casino companies have pushed against this union making its way into their properties.

Station Casinos is now seeing one of its properties leave the Culinary Union.

Palace Station Workers Vote to Leave NV Culinary Union

Station Casinos has been in a public feud with Station Casinos for many years. It’s been a long, oftentimes ugly battle between two powerful groups. Despite Station Casinos’ best efforts, however, some of the company’s casinos have voted to become represented by this union over the past decade.

Not all of these casinos seem to be enjoying their experience under this representation. News is now coming out that Palace Station Workers have voted to leave the Nevada Culinary Union. Station Casinos Chief Operating Officer Bob Finch confirmed the news to the media this week.

“Our team members at Palace Station have spoken. Station Casinos respects their decision and certainly appreciates the confidence that our team members have placed in us,” Finch said. 

Palace Station Casinos voted to join this union back in 2017. It’s not entirely clear what caused this split between the two groups. It didn’t take long for members of the Culinary Union to express their disappointment with the casino worker’s decision.

“Station Casinos has withdrawn union recognition at Boulder and Palace Station. The Culinary Union believes it has done so unlawfully. Station Casinos continues to disrespect their workers by wasting time with litigation and union-busting efforts,” Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union, said in a statement. “The Culinary Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge regarding the withdrawal and has demanded to negotiate immediately.” 

It’s an interesting time for Palace Station to make this decision. Many casino workers in Las Vegas have expressed disappointment in the lack of necessary safety measures set in place. It appears Palace Station did not feel that the Culinary Union was successfully helping their cause.

Should Casinos Increase Their Safety Regulations?

The past seven months have been some of the toughest in the history of the land-based casino industry. Never before have cities like Las Vegas and Atlantic City been forced to completely shut down. Obviously, these cities did everything they could to immediately reopen their gambling and tourism industries.

City and state leaders wanted to ensure that this was done in the safest way possible. Casino companies began coming up with specific safety measures to protect their patrons and employees. Most casinos now require masks to be worn at all times and have many other safety measures set in place.

Not everyone believes that these measures are strict enough, though. Many reports have surfaced that show hundreds of casino workers in cities like Las Vegas have been infected with the new coronavirus. Some even claim that casinos are actively hiding these reports from the media.

It’s a difficult situation. Casinos are still seeing massive drops in revenue even months after being able to reopen. Some analysts predict that things will get even worse when the colder winter months approach.

Many certainly feel that casinos need to start implementing better safety measures. Some have begun to ban smoking in public places. That includes some of the biggest casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. We’re likely to see more measures like this one appear over the new few months.

Are you surprised to hear that Palace Station workers are leaving the Culinary Union? Do you think casinos need to increase their safety measures? Let us know in the comments section below!