550 Lebanese Workers Strike in Bid at Casino

Published November 23rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Pressure mounted on Casino du Liban chairman Elie Ghorayeb on Wednesday as the facility's staff launched a strike to protest against alleged malpractice by management, the Daily Star reported Thursday.  

In a statement sent to the media, the casino's 550 gaming employees said they would continue their strike until they could put an end to what they described as an "abnormal situation" at the casino, the paper added. 

The employees staff the casino's gambling attractions, including slot machines and table games. 

According to the paper, the strike will close down the casino's gaming operations, which generate almost 90 percent of its revenues. Based on gross revenues of over $80 million in 1999, the casino stands to lose more than $200,000 each day the strike lasts -- Albawaba.com  

 

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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