Nugget Casino Resort in Nevada lays off 154 staff

Another casino in the state of Nevada has announced layoffs amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Marnell Gaming-owned Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, has announced it will permanently lay off 154 members of staff.

The casino operator did not disclose the reason behind the terminations but did state that the layoffs will impact less than 33% of its workforce. 

154 employees to be let go

In the letter to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the casino operator explained that the staff which will be let go currently hold positions across several areas of the company and will have their employment terminated on 15 November this year.

The layoffs will include 17 table dealers, seven poker dealers, seven food servers, five stewards and 22 cooks.

The Nugget Casino Resort opened in 1995 and was previously known as Dick Graves’ Nugget between 1955 and 1960 and as John Ascuaga’s Nugget between 1960 and 2013.

More layoffs in Nevada

The layoffs at Nugget Casino Resort mark the latest wave of layoffs in the US land-based casino market.

Last month, Best Western’s Casino Royale on the Las Vegas Strip announced it would be laying off 98 members of staff due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on business. 

In addition to this, Wynn Las Vegas announced it would be laying off 252 employees as it was forced to close its performance of “Le Reve – The Dream.” An additional 52 members of staff were also laid off as the restaurant chain Hakkasan revealed it will temporarily close its Searsucker Las Vegas Restaurant at Caesars Palace.

In August, Penn National Gaming also announced 58 layoffs at its M Resort in Vegas, which brought the total number of layoffs at the venue to 410.

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