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Detroit's Greektown Casino laying off 89, more coming

Detroit's Greektown Casino laying off 89, more coming The Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI, has let 89 employees go as part of the $7.8 million in reorganization cuts. The casino, which filed for bankruptcy protection on May 29th, after failing to meet the terms of a credit line and contractors threatened to abandon the hotel and casino expansion already underway, announced the lay-off of 89 employees from the casino, most of them working at the gambling tables. According to Greektown Casino spokesman Roger Martin, more layoffs are to come, although an exact number was not revealed, despite earlier assurance that layoffs were not being considered. The number of employees at the Greektwon Casino is about 1,900. Casino officials said the casino is expected to add 400 employees to staff its 400-room hotel, scheduled to open early next year.

 Published on 06/25/2008

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