New Amador County casino looks to hire hundreds

New Amador County casino looks to hire hundreds


MELINDA: THE QUIET AREA OF
JACKSON VALLEY JUST OUTSIDE OF
IONE IS NOW THE SOUND TO THE HUM
OF CONSTRUCTION. A NEW CASINO IS SET TO OPEN IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE SPRING. IT’S CALLED THE HARRAH’S
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CASINO ON
THE BUENA VISTA RANCHERIA IN
AMADOR COUNT
>>950 BRAND NEW SLOT MACHINES,
20 GAMING TABLES, COFFEE SHOP, RESTAURANT AND BAR. MELINDA: GENERAL MANAGER J.C. RIEGER SAYS THE CASINO WILL DRAW
PEOPLE AND MONEY TO THE AREA.>>IT WILL BE A 24-HOUR CASINO. SLOTS AND TABLE GAMES ALL THE
TIME, AS WELL AS OUR CAESARS’S
REWARDS CENTER. MELINDA: THE NEW CASINO WILL
BRING IN MORE THAN 500 JOBS,
MORE THAN 400 FULL TIME JOBS
WITH BENEFITS.>>TABLE GAMES, DEALERS, SLOT
ATTENDANCE, EXECUTIVE CASINO
HOST. YOU NAME IT, WE GOT IT. MELINDA: IT’S A PROCESS THAT IS
MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN THE
MAKING.>>WE ARE REALLY EXCITED FOR IT. WE ARE HOPING TO BRING A LITTLE
TRAFFIC. MELINDA: KRYSTAL HARMAN WORKS AT
THE SALOON DOWNTOWN. SHE SAYS THE CASINO HAS BEEN
WELL RECEIVED WITH RESIDENTS,
EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NOT A LOT
OF HOUSES NEARBY.>>MOST OF OUR FARMERS AND
RANCHERS DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM
WITH IT. MELINDA: WE ASKED PEOPLE ABOUT
TRAFFIC CONCERNS, BUT RESIDENTS
WE TALKED WITH DIDN’T HAVE ANY
BECAUSE OF IMPROVEMENTS MADE BY
THE CASINO. NOT ONLY DID THEY PAY OF THIS
ROADWAY FROM HIGHWAY 88 TO THE
CASINO, MY PLAN TO PUT IN A
STOPLIGHT AT THIS INTERSECTION
WHICH IS CONSIDERED A BUSY
INTERSECTION.>>I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD NOT
ONLY FOR MY WALK, BUT FOR
EVERYONE. MELINDA: THE CASINO IS HOLDING
JOB FAIRS IN LODI ALONG WITH
CARD DEALER CLASSES. THEY ARE LOOKING NOW AND HIRING
NOW.>>HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ON THE
MAP PRETTY SOON AND PEOPLE GET
TO KNOW US A LITTLE BETTER. MELIND

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