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Top 10 casinos in the US by number of employees

14 April 2017

If you run a successful establishment of any kind, you're going to need help – lots of it. That goes double for casinos, whose gaming floors are bustling with activity, often open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This week's top 10 list features casinos in the U.S. that get it – rest assured, if you visit any of these locations, you're in for a good experience.

The outside of The Venetian.

The outside of The Venetian. (photo by Wolfgang Staudt)

10. Bally's - Atlantic City – 5,343
Bally's is first on our list, with a little over 5,000 employees. This is notable because in addition to the main casino, Bally's also features an extension – the Wild Wild West casino. Together, the gaming space totals over 220,000 square feet.

You may also have heard of the recently-added skill-based games that are kicking up something of a storm.

9. The Mirage – Las Vegas – 5,700
This iconic, Polynesian-themed resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip has some serious gaming space and an even more serious selection of attractions, including a Dolphin Habitat, an atrium and, perplexingly, an artificial volcano.

The Mirage also became the second casino to offer a blackjack variant – Free Bet Blackjack.

8. The Venetian Las Vegas – 6,000
By now, we're no stranger to this five-diamond hotel and casino.

Its 6,000 employees man the gaming 120,000 square foot gaming floor – the second-largest in the world – and all its accoutrements, including slots, table games, poker and as many table game variations as you can imagine.

7. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa – Atlantic City – 7,000
The gaming floor, featuring 4,000 slot machines, is impressive enough without mentioning the fact that the Borgata houses Atlantic City's only racebook.

It being a New Jersey property, Borgata also hosts a range of online poker games.

6. Foxwoods Resort Casino – Connecticut – 7,558
Foxwoods, with over 380 gaming tables, has the employee count to back it up. Though it began originally as a bingo hall, the property soon expanded, adding table games, slot machines and yet more table games – now, it's one of the most well-known casinos in the U.S.

A roulette table at Casino of the Wind.

A roulette table at Casino of the Wind. (photo by Mohegan Sun)

5. Aria Resort & Casino – Las Vegas – 7,750
Aria, which is part of the behemoth CityCenter on the center of the Las Vegas Strip, and its near-8,000 employees have an advantage – technology.

Aria's gaming area is special in that it's high tech and controlled by a 3,000-square-foot data center. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, games can be changed and monitored with very little effort. Stats tell the House which games are the most popular and allow it to adjust betting minimums. Slot machines can turn into video poker, and vice versa.

4. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – Las Vegas – 8,100
The 135,000-square-foot casino is staffed by a little over 8,000. The casino floor is chock-full of progressive slots, video poker and high-limit slots, to say nothing of the table game area – VIP Games and casino hosts are there to make your life just a little easier.

3. Bellagio – Las Vegas – 8,200
As we know, Bellagio is home to 47 poker tables in a 7,000 square foot space and over 2,300 slot machines, making all of its 8,200 employees a necessity.

If you're here at the right time, you can check out the World Poker Tour. Failing that, the famous fountain displays are a must-see.

2. Mohegan Sun – Connecticut – 8,400
Ranked as the No. 1 casino venue worldwide, it comes as no surprise that Mohegan Sun, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has over 8,000 employees – especially considering its newly-opened blackjack lounge. The DUO Blackjack Lounge, located in the Casino of the Wind, adds to Mohegan Sun's 500 slot machines.

1. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – 9,300
MGM Grand has been very busy lately. The casino boasts 9,300 employees and has recently introduced the first instance of skill-based games to Las Vegas. It'll also be hosting the area's first skill-based sports tournament at LEVEL UP, its very own interactive lounge.
Abby Messick

Abby served as an associate editor for the Casino City editorial team for three years, between 2015 and 2018.
Abby Messick
Abby served as an associate editor for the Casino City editorial team for three years, between 2015 and 2018.