Mar 7, 2024 - Business

Treasure Chest to hire 300 people for new land-based casino

Image is a rendering that shows a gray and orange exterior of the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner.

Treasure Chest Casino is moving ashore in Kenner. Rendering: Courtesy of Boyd Gaming Corp.

Treasure Chest Casino kicks off the first of several job fairs this weekend in hopes of hiring 300 people for the new land-based venue.

Why it matters: Treasure Chest plans to open the new $100 million casino this spring in Kenner.

The big picture: Treasure Chest, owned by Boyd Gaming, is almost doubling the size of its gaming floor with the move from boat to land.

  • The original venue that opened in 1994 on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain has 25,000 square feet of casino space. The land-based one will have 47,000 square feet.
  • It also will have four new dining areas, plus convention and meeting space and a FanDuel-branded sports book.

Zoom in: The casino is one of five being built on land after a 2018 change in state law allowed riverboat casinos to move their locations onshore.

Photo shows the floating version of Treasure Chest Casino.
Boyd Gaming, the owner of Treasure Chest Casino, is replacing the floating venue with a land-based casino. Photo:  Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Driving the news: Treasure Chest is looking to hire food and beverage staffers to support its new restaurants.

  • Other positions include dealers, floor personnel, slot attendants, cashiers, security officers and valet attendants.
  • Boyd is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for new hires and current employees. You can also apply online too.

How it works: The job fairs are inside the Clarion Hotel, 2829 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner. Applicants should bring an ID, officials say.

  • Saturday, March 9, from 10am to 3pm.
  • Tuesday, March 26, from 2pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday, April 13, from 10am to 3pm.
  • Tuesday, April 23, from 2pm to 8pm.
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