Temporary Jobs to be created in constructing the New Gary Casino

The CEO and chairman of Spectacle Entertainment, Rod Ratcliff, told the media that the $400 million investment would help economic revitalization in Northwest Indiana. Ratcliff further said the press that the project is expected to create 1,000 temporary jobs for Northwest Indiana residents. The new Gary casino will also create a further 2,000 permanent jobs.

This means that the new casino will employ than double workers than the Majestic Star casino boats, which currently employs 800 employees. This is the casino that Spectacle acquired in March.

New State laws allow for rigorous competition

The Hoosier lawmakers allowed the Majestic Star casino to relocate as part of the tax and law alterations. The authorization was said to encourage Northwest Indiana casinos to be more competitive with neighbouring states like Illinois.

The law also allows the new Gary casino to have up to 2,764 gaming positions. This means that it will have the same capacity as the Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino.