Las Vegas, Nevada—Casino Royal, owned by hotel chain Best Western, will be laying off 98 employees due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the property.
49 out of the 98 employees will be dealers, while other affected jobs gaming includes slot hosts, other slot employees, pit managers, cashiers, and surveillance employees.
Although employers normally provide 60 days of advance notice for mass layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), the casino explained that such action was not possible because of the “unexpected and unprecedented” impact of Covid-19. Rather, it only provided disclosure of the layoffs on August 10, when the process began.
The casino explained that the “unforeseeable business circumstances” brought about by the pandemic led to the layoffs.