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Area Casinos Create New Job Opportunities

12 January 2005

CALIFORNIA -- As reported by the Desert Sun: "The lights of two, new casino hotel skyscrapers in the desert region aren't just attracting gamblers.

"They've been beacons for seasoned dealers and casino industry professionals from around the globe.

"Richard G. Moyse, employment manager of the new, $200 million Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Special Events Center in Indio, projects that 15 percent of 450 individuals hired in recent months moved from places outside the valley.

"When fully staffed, Moyse said the job count at Fantasy should stand at 1,250 employees, a figure that is up 570 positions since July.

"Word is traveling fast about job prospects here,' he said. "It's almost like a brush-fire effect in the industry."

"Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, carved out more than 1,000 jobs when it opened its $250 million, 27-story Las Vegas-styled hotel casino in November.

"…There are three other Indian casinos in the Coachella Valley, and one of them, is positioning itself for major expansion…"

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