Caesar’s shutdown in Canada boosts casinos revenue

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Caesars Windsor’s employees are under a strike. Credits: Ronda Churchill, Bloomberg/Getty Images

Detroit casinos’ revenues have seen an increase in the final figures as Caesars Windsor goes through a strike.

US.- Detroit casino operators have reported an increase in their gaming revenue as they are receiving further players from Canada after employees of Caesars Entertainment’s venue in Canada began a strike 39 days ago. Caesars Windsor and an employees’ union have set different meetings for this week.

The workers have been striking the casino in Canada since April 5th after rejecting a proposed three-year contract. Contract negotiations between Caesars Windsor and the union have been at a standstill since April 18th. According to Detroit Free Press, “The union considers wage increases, time-off request procedures and the replacement of union-run restaurants inside the casino with non-union businesses as primary points of contention.”

“Hopefully we come away with a fair and equitable agreement,” Dave Cassidy, president of Unifor Local 444, which represents the more than 2,000 unionized Caesars Windsor workers on strike, said in an interview Monday.

Meanwhile, Detroit casinos have seen their revenues increase. “MotorCity Casino Hotel and MGM Grand Detroit saw an increase in business and a jump in year-over-year gambling revenue of four per cent and three per cent respectively in the month of April, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.”