September 22, 2015

Gaming Board Releases Annual Report On Diversity

The Gaming Control Board Tuesday released its 8th Annual Diversity Report providing a description of each casino's activities related to the implementation of their diversity plans and the action taken by the entities to achieve the Commonwealth's goal of enhanced representation of diverse groups in the gaming industry.
Highlights from the Report are described in the bullet-points below:
-- Pennsylvania's ten casinos and two resort casinos collectively employed 17,482 persons at the close of the state fiscal year of 2014-2015;
-- 89.1 percent of casino employees are residents of Pennsylvania;
-- 43 percent of these employees are female while 33 percent are racial minorities; and
-- Casinos spent $511.7 million in 2014-2015 with other businesses for construction and non-construction expenses.
Mozelle Daniels, the Board's Director of Diversity, stated that "The report not only outlines the work by Pennsylvania casinos to create diverse, employee friendly cultures, but is also an important document that allows the public to see how each individual casino is performing in the areas of diversity, community outreach, and outside expenditures."
Furthermore, according to Ms. Daniels, "The leadership in Pennsylvania's casinos are across the board, committed to meeting the mandates of the Gaming Act, thereby fostering participation and diversity in all aspects of their operations in the Commonwealth."   Additionally, Ms. Daniels stated that, "The casinos have proven to be significant partners within their respective business communities."
The 2014-2015 Diversity Report also provides casino-by-casino information for items such as employment trends over a four year period by race and gender and a detailed breakdown of minority, women, and local business expenditures.
A copy of the report is available online.