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The big-box style casino plans to open with more than 1,500 slots and 42 table games on a 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. SugarHouse plans to hire about 800 people to gear up for its opening, set for September.

Both construction and hiring are winding down.

“We are finishing up the interiors, and doing outdoor landscaping, curb cuts and sidewalks,” said spokeswoman Leigh Whitaker.


As for hiring, “we are probably 90 percent of the way there,” Whitaker said. “We are getting close to starting all-hands-on-deck employee training,” some of which will happen in the casino building, some off site.

The casino is filling positions related to administration, facilities, finance and accounting, food and culinary service, beverage and bar service, marketing and player services, security, slot operations, surveillance, table games and valet services. Those interested in working at SugarHouse can complete an online application at www.sugarhousecasino.com. The best applicants will be contacted for interviews. 



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Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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