Pennsylvania diversity report shows increase in female employment

| By Nosa Omoigui
A diversity report published by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has shown an increase in female employment at gaming venues across the state for the 2020/21 period.

Statewide figures showed that between 30 June 2020 – 30 June 2021, 5,849 women were employed at Pennsylvania casinos, up from 4,219 in 2019/20. This is still down from the 7,237 figure recorded prior to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic however.

Lady Luck Casino in Nemacolin was the only site to have more female employees than male – 618 women to 575 men. Of those with more male employees, the Mohegan Sun Pocano venue had the most even split of male to female employees, with 46.3% of their staff being women.

The number of African-American and Asian employees also rose in 2020-21. 15% of all staff were African American – up from 13% – while the corresponding figure for Asian workers was 14%.

Charitable donations from operators decreased this year, dropping 7.6% to $12.2m.

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