Encore Boston Harbor, which is owned by Wynn Resorts has denied that it is cutting jobs as a result of low revenue.
The company come under fire after a story broke that it was replacing staff employees with automated drink dispensers.
However, although the casino did admit that some jobs would be affected by changes made to ‘right size’ the business, the figures are not entirely accurate, as outlined by Wynn Resorts’ comments:
“It has been inaccurately reported that 70 positions have been eliminated and/or replaced by automated beverage dispensers. We are currently right sizing our business as we continue to make adjustments to our organization based both on customer feedback and how best to meet our business needs.”
It went on to say it was uncertain and unsure how many jobs would cut as a direct result of automated beverage dispensers.
The casino owners also said that it would provide as much help as possible for any worker affected by the changes.
“Should any employee become displaced, we do everything we can to provide alternate job opportunities for them within our organization”.
In addition to the job loss criticism, Encore Boston Harbor is being sued by The Conservation Law Foundation, an environmental advocacy organization for excessive vehicle idling.
Shuttle busses that work with the casino resort are being accused of keeping their engines running longer than the allowed 5 minutes whilst stationery as outlined by the federal Clean Air Act.