The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Wednesday will unveil what it calls one of the area’s largest mass hirings in years.
The casino is in the midst of a $150 million expansion that is expected to be completed by February, and a news conference will provide details about jobs. The expansion, with construction by the Moss/Anderson joint venture, is adding 45,700 square feet of gaming space and a 1.25 million-square-foot parking garage, according to previous announcements.
The casino’s website said it has 126,000 square feet with 1,700 Las Vegas-style slot machines, more than 30 table games and 13 poker tables.
The Coconut Creek casino already lists job openings for assistant managers, cocktail servers, chefs, player development executives, sous chefs, a warehouse supervisor and a slot technician.
South Florida’s latest unemployment rate was 11.2 percent, and job creation has been a major pitch by the Genting Group as it seeks to build a resort with gambling in downtown Miami. A bill to allow gambling in Miami-Dade County is being drafted in Tallahassee and may be filed this week, the Business Journal reported Tuesday.
Currently, only pari-mutuels, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida offering gaming in South Florida.
A key aspect of the state’s potential deal with Genting Group and other potential casino builders is how it would affect existing revenue deals the state has with existing gambling interests.
The Seminole Tribe’s largest casino is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, which has a 130,000-square-foot casino.
Speakers slated for the 11:30 a.m. event on Wednesday include:
Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie
Seminole Gaming CEO James F. Allen
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek GM Steve Bonner
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance President Bob Swindell
Moss & Associates CEO Bob Moss
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