The addition of table games and new marketing strategies in Asian communities has the percentage of Asian employees in Pennsylvania casinos up to more than 7 percent. At Parx in Bensalem, one in six employees is Asian, and the overall state casino employee numbers show Asians have increased their presence by 5 percent in the last year.
The Patriot-News reports today the last year has brought a big change to casino employee demographics, with Asians no longer lumped in with the “other” ethnicities. With stronger numbers, they now have their own ethnic classification within the state Gaming Control Board’s annual diversity report.
Meanwhile, 5 percent of casino employees are Hispanic, 12 percent are African American and 75 percent are Caucasian. State gaming laws encourage diversity in hiring, and some casinos have gone so far as to advertise in Asian language newspapers and serve Asian noodles near their table games.