ush Street Gaming is implementing a $15 non-tipped minimum wage at all Rivers Casinos including Rivers Casino Des Plaines, immediately boosting the pay for more than 100 local team members.
Tipped employees at Rivers earn an hourly rate plus gratuities, already take home above $15 per hour. For example, full-time dealers at Rivers Casino average a first-year income is of $55,000 or more.
The CEO of Rivers Casino and Rush Street Gaming Greg Carlin, said: "We believe that paying a living wage is more than a recruitment strategy, it's the right thing to do. Our Team Members are committed to our success each and every day. This is just another way we return that commitment."
A competitive benefits package is yet another way. Rivers Casino offers a comprehensive full- and part-time coverage package, including healthcare, life and disability, immediate 401(k) vesting, tuition reimbursement, and more. With company-paid benefits, the $15 hourly wage value increases to approximately $25 per hour.
Additionally, Rivers Casino Des Plaines will be hosting a "Dealer School Job Fair" from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24th at the Hyatt Rosemont. Applicants will go through an interview process for acceptance into the property's next "Dealer School" which begins July 6th, 2021.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rivers Casino Des Plaines Corey Wise, said: "We're proud to be an employer of choice in casino gaming. We offer job candidates family-sustaining wages, great benefits, and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture."
As COVID-19 restrictions lift, more and more people are returning to casinos for games, slots and tables, sports betting, fine and casual dining, live music, and more. At Rivers Casinos everywhere, momentum is building, business levels are improving, and job opportunities are increasing, the company said in a press release.