The evolution of Louisiana casinos from riverboats on the Mississippi to occupying space in some of the state’s most-populated cities continues. The Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, which will change its name when it moves inland, is now putting its energy into filling out the staff it will need to operate the new facility.
The future Queen Baton Rouge has announced four hiring events over the next two months. The scope of the available positions makes many professionals in the area possible candidates.
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According to the Queen Baton Rouge website, the casino is serious about filling many vacancies. The first of four career fairs will take place Wednesday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Another three career fairs will take place on:
- June 8, from noon to 6 p.m.
- June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- July 12, from noon to 6 p.m.
All the career fairs will take place inside the atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge.
Bria Gremillion of WAFB 9 reports that the casino has almost 100 current openings. Some of them will require candidates to obtain licenses from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board like dealers and slot technicians. However, there many vacancies which would not require such licensing.
Those positions include culinary, security, and service roles. While the Queen Baton Rouge may not plan to open the doors of its new facility until this fall, getting the staff in place now ensures that it is prepared to do so.
The full complement of staff also signals that another riverboat casino will become a relic of Louisiana gambling’s past.
Louisiana casinos moving inland, one by one
The now-Hollywood, soon-to-be-Queen Baton Rouge isn’t the only Louisiana casino taking advantage of a 2018 legal change that allows casino licensees to open land-based facilities. It won’t be the last, either.
For example, the Cordish Companies have unveiled plans to use the old Diamond Jacks license to open a new casino in Bossier City. Additionally, construction is currently ongoing on a new inland facility for the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner.
Each of these casino operators will eventually have to fill out their staff for the new facilities. These buildings tend to offer more amenities, gaming, and services than riverboat casinos do.
That abundance of open positions will mean workers with desired experience and skills could have their pick of positions that best fit their desires. In that way, these inland moves could be of benefit to everyone involved.