The forthcoming Durango Casino & Resort in Nevada, Las Vegas has garnered an overwhelming response in terms of job applications. The $780-million project by Station Casinos has received a staggering 25,000 job applications ahead of its grand opening scheduled for November 20, 2023. This surge in interest comes after the Nevada Gaming Commission granted formal approval to the project earlier this week.
The city of Las Vegas, often dubbed the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” has long been a hub for casino-related employment. The city’s vibrant gaming and hospitality industry offers a plethora of job opportunities, ranging from dealers and bartenders to hotel management and customer service roles. The forthcoming Durango Casino & Resort is a testament to this ongoing trend, adding a significant number of new jobs to an already robust market. As other major developments like the MSG Sphere and Fontainebleau are also set to open their doors later this year, Las Vegas continues to solidify its reputation as a land of opportunity for those seeking careers in the casino and hospitality sectors.
The Durango Casino & Resort is set to be one of the most significant developments in Nevada, promising to invigorate the local job market and offer more avenues for holidaymakers to indulge in gambling and relaxation. The resort aims to employ approximately 1,450 people directly, along with an additional 400-500 tenant partners. This puts the total number of new jobs at around 2,000, marking a significant economic boost for the local community. The hiring process is already well underway, with the property having filled 55% of its required workforce, says the reviewjournal.com.
David Horn, the general manager of Durango, estimates that a “tremendous number of people” will be hired over the next four to six weeks. The resort is designed to feature 28 suites and 209 hotel rooms. The gaming space will span 83,000 square feet and will include 63 table games, a high-limit gaming salon, and 2,300 slot machines, as published in KTNV 13 Action News. While the primary focus will be on catering to local residents and visitors, the resort is also considering attracting international tourists.
The Nevada Gaming Commission has lauded the influx of job applications, emphasizing that all candidates will be given a fair chance during the selection process. This development comes at a time when Station Casinos and the Culinary Union have been embroiled in a contentious battle over unionization at the property, according to Nevada Independent).
The Durango Casino & Resort is part of a broader expansion strategy by Station Casinos and its parent company, Red Rock Resorts. The resort is expected to be a cornerstone in the company’s growth plans, offering a luxurious experience that stands out to all tourists interested in visiting Nevada. With its final regulatory approvals in place and a robust hiring process underway, the Durango Casino & Resort is poised to make a significant impact on Nevada’s economy and tourism sector.