Plans for a New Year’s opening of Hard Rock Casino in Gary have been delayed. Still, the gaming company is still looking to hire several hundred new employees.
Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the operators of the new $400 million casino will postpone the opening until next spring. The company previously announced plans to open the first week of January. No reason was given for the delay.
Last year, Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment, which is developing the new casino, announced a joint venture with Hard Rock International to brand and manage the Gary casino with that iconic name.
The new casino near the Borman Expressway replaces the floating Majestic Star casinos along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Gary.
As construction continues, the company is also starting to hire dealers for the new gaming facility.
The paper says, by law, the casino operator must transfer current employees to the new venue. But it will also need to hire hundreds of new workers for the larger, 200,000-square-foot casino.
The entertainment companies will hold two hiring events later this month at the Majestic Star Casino Pavilion.
The publication says selected job candidates will be invited to attend a paid, 8- to 12-week Dealer School training program where they will learn to deal blackjack, craps, and other casino table games.
To learn more about the hiring event, click here.