Rivers Casino http://wesa.fm en PA Casinos See Drop in February Revenue http://wesa.fm/post/pa-casinos-see-drop-february-revenue <p>While the overall casino revenue for February decreased 5 percent, the Pennsylvania table games had a bit more luck.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Table games at the commonwealth’s 12 casinos grossed $57.1 million this year — a 3.25 percent increase over February 2013.</span></p><p>However, Richard McGarvey, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board spokesman, said this increase is not that impressive at second glance.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:38:44 +0000 Jessica Nath 26053 at http://wesa.fm Gaming Fund Investments Go Toward Community Economic Development http://wesa.fm/post/gaming-fund-investments-go-toward-community-economic-development <p>The Village Theater Company did not have enough money to break ground on the new cinema in Sewickley by its goal of June, but a new date can be set thanks to gaming revenues.</p><p>The state will award nearly $6.6 million in gaming revenues to 19 community and economic development projects in Allegheny County.</p><p>According to the Corbett administration, the projects will provide new opportunities for quality housing, business growth and job creation.</p><p>The $350,000 allotted to Brian Dugan, president of Village Theater Company, will go toward building a nonprofit movie theater.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:03:07 +0000 Jessica Nath 16765 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania Casinos Continue to Build Diverse Workforce http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-casinos-continue-build-diverse-workforce <p>The sixth annual Gaming Diversity Report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows the number of minorities working in casinos continues to grow.</p><p>Statewide, 31 percent of the 16,644 casino employees are minorities. That’s up slightly from last year’s 30 percent. Diversity also continues to grow among management, executive and professional positions.</p><p>“This year we have 2,733 individuals; 63 percent are males, 37 percent are females and 21 percent are minorities, which is a good number,” said Mozelle Daniels, director of diversity for the Gaming Control Board.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:36:25 +0000 Deanna Garcia 16760 at http://wesa.fm PA Casino Slot Machines Revenue Down For First Time http://wesa.fm/post/pa-casino-slot-machines-revenue-down-first-time <p>Pennsylvania casinos experienced their first drop in slot machine gross revenue this fiscal year since the lucky 7’s started spinning in 2006.</p><p>Despite the nearly 2 percent drop in gross revenue, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports gamblers spent more than $2.4 billion for the second straight fiscal year.</p><p>In the 2012-13 fiscal year ending June 30, slot machine revenue from the 11 Pennsylvania casinos totaled $2,428,840,653 — down from the $2,476,755,316 brought in last fiscal year.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 12612 at http://wesa.fm Rivers Casino Says Most Union Charges to NLRB Have Been Withdrawn http://wesa.fm/post/rivers-casino-says-most-union-charges-nlrb-have-been-withdrawn <p>A spokesman for the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh says 33 unfair labor claims made by union organizers have been withdrawn following a review by the National Labor Relations Board, and the casino hopes to resolve 17 remaining claims.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:03:56 +0000 Jessica Nath 12502 at http://wesa.fm Food Workers at Rivers Casino Garner Pittsburgh Council Support for Union http://wesa.fm/post/food-workers-rivers-casino-garner-pittsburgh-council-support-union <p>The month-old unionization effort of food service employees at the Rivers Casino was boosted with a bit of political clout on Tuesday.</p><p>Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution in support of the proposed union, which could band together some 800 workers at the North Shore gambling house.</p><p>The union would include waiters, banquet servers, floor workers and others spread out across the casino's five internal restaurants. The labor group Unite Here! would administer the union. A spokesman said the group has no experience organizing casino dealers or security guards.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:07:33 +0000 Noah Brode 9538 at http://wesa.fm Rivers Casino Workers File Federal Complaints, Allege Intimidation by Management http://wesa.fm/post/rivers-casino-workers-file-federal-complaints-allege-intimidation-management <p>Last week, workers from Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino marched to the facility, calling on management to recognize their right to organize. They then gathered in an employee cafeteria where workers claim they&nbsp; were targets of intimidation by management.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:01:01 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8087 at http://wesa.fm Workers, Elected Officials Call on Rivers Casino to Let Employees Organize http://wesa.fm/post/workers-elected-officials-call-rivers-casino-let-employees-organize <p>Several dozen Rivers Casino workers, elected officials, union representatives and clergy members gathered on the North Shore Thursday to call on the casino management to allow employees to organize.</p><p>“We’re worried about some of the backlash, but at the same time we feel protected – we have a lot of community support," said Lisa Washington, a server at the casino’s Grandview Buffet. "We have a lot of support from our congressmen. We know we’re in for a long fight, but we’re ready.”</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:46:23 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7680 at http://wesa.fm Workers, Elected Officials Call on Rivers Casino to Let Employees Organize