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Responsible Gambling Council Provides Ontario’s Caesars Windsor with RG Accreditation

Caesars Windsor, which is currently one of the four casino venues situated in the Detroit-Windsor area, has enhanced its responsible gambling policy. The Canada-based casino managed to reach the gold standard in the Responsible Gambling Council’s “RG Check”.

The responsible gambling program which has been promoted was specially developed in order to provide gambling operators with the opportunity to have their Responsible Gambling Program independently checked and assessed by reviewing corporate policies, specialized programs for dealing with problem gambling, and advertising and promotion of responsible gambling.

Back in 2012, Caesars Windsor became the first gambling venue which was granted with a designation. In order for the facility to maintain its status, a re-accreditation process is to be held every three years.

The news of the responsible gambling policy of Caesars Windsor comes only a few days after the casino owner Caesars Entertainment reported strong financial results for the second quarter of the current financial year. The owner of Caesars Windsor revealed a net revenues increase of $1.11 billion to $2.12 billion in the second quarter of the current fiscal year.

Caesars Windsor Finally Resolved Two-Month Workers’ Strike Action

Earlier this year, Caesars Windsor became one of the gambling venues on the territory of Canada, which got affected by workers’ strike actions. A few months ago, the largest casino resort in Ontario was hit by labor disruption, with the strike actions of the employees leading to shows and events cancellation.

The employees of Caesars Windsor walked off their jobs on April 6th, 2018 when they rejected the tentative agreement which was initially reached between the casino workers’ union and the casino owners. At the time when the tentative agreement, the organization called Unifor Local 444 represented about 2,300 casino workers. However, according to Drew Dilkens, the Mayor of Windsor, around 500 of them had not taken part in the vote on the contract proposal. The first tentative deal was rejected by a majority of 59% of the voters.

Another vote was held on May 18th, with Unifor Local 444 announcing at the time that only 47.2% of the workers backed the proposal, so the agreement got no ratification once again. The proposal was turned down by a majority of a little less than 53% of the voters.

Finally, the beginning of June saw the long-desired agreement between the two parties finally reached. About 75% of the Unifor Local 444 members voted in favor of the agreement after negotiation talks finally got to a consensus. This was the third agreement which was proposed to the Caesars Windsor Casino employees over the labor dispute which ran in the course of a couple of months.

At the time when the contract was ratified by the casino workers, the president of Unifor Local 444 Dave Cassidy commented on the process, calling it the toughest bargaining he had been part of.