GARY, Ind. (AP) — A casino in northwestern Indiana has cut 50 full-time jobs
and is closing a gambling floor on one of its boats.
Majestic Star Casinos general manager Larry Buck says the changes at the two
casinos on Lake Michigan in Gary were recommended by efficiency consultants
hired by its creditors. Buck tells The Times of Munster that some of the
employees whose jobs were eliminated this week have accepted part-time
positions and others were laid off.
The Majestic Star company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2009
and is looking to exit bankruptcy by the end of this year.
union representative Tim Barnes says union officials were told about half
the hotel rooms at Majestic Star would be closed. Buck says the hotel is
never fully booked.