Amendment 50 Changes Provides New Employment Opportunities for Colorado Residents
Some Colorado residents who had been laid off from work found new careers in the Colorado gaming industry as the Amendment 50 rules take effect on July 2nd, 2009. John Quintana would never had pictured himself as a blackjack dealer. He was working in a telecommunications company until he was laid off and could not find any employment opportunity anywhere.
Quintana said that constantly thinking about having to pay rent and other expenses without a job is really stressful. He added it was getting harder to cope up as the months passed by. Quintana did find new employment thanks to the new state gaming law permitting the games of craps and roulette and bigger wagering limits in Colorado casino facilities.
A total of forty individuals like Quintana found new gaming jobs at Fitzgeralds Casino in Black Hawk Colorado. Colorado casino facilities are trying to change the perception that they are only offering cheap slot machines by switching to higher stakes casino gaming. If they can keep local players from traveling to Las Vegas and attract customers from the surrounding states, the payoff could be very big.
Fitzgeralds casino hopes to achieve a 20% increase in total gaming revenue. Quintana said that it is not only a big relief for him but for his family as well to be accepted as a blackjack dealer since it will help them cope up with the financial crisis and live without thinking where to get the money to pay for their expenses.