Mount Airy Leads Pennsylvania Casinos In Employment Diversity Improvement

Written By Corey Sharp on October 13, 2023 - Last Updated on January 18, 2024
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Mount Airy Casino displayed one of the best improvement rates in employment diversity during FY 2022/2023. The Monroe County casino showed progress with its full-time employees, as well as with executives.

Both Rivers Casino locations, in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, also displayed a commitment to diversity.

Mount Airy Casino full-time staff highlighted increased diversity levels

Mount Airy Casino had one of the best turnarounds in regard to diversity levels, with a 5% improvement this past year.

Since FY 2020/2021, the caucasian workforce decreased by 7% at Mount Airy. Here is a table outlining the changes the casino has made over the years:

YearCaucasianAfrican AmericanHispanicAsianOther
FY 2020/202161%13%15%7%4%
FY 2021/202259%13%15%7%6%
FY 2022/202354%16%19%6%5%

Mount Airy Casino hired Hispanics at a 4% higher rate than last fiscal year. The Hispanic population in Monroe County is 17%, the second-highest percentage of any minority.

Mount Airy Casino also hired 3% more African Americans in 2022/2023. African Americans make up 14.8% of the population in Monroe County, the third-most populated ethnicity.

Executive employees at Mount Airy Casino also more diverse

Not only is Mount Airy Casino exhibiting significant diversity improvements on the casino floor, but upper-level management is also among the higher rates of diverse employees.

Here’s a breakdown of the following three fiscal years of Mount Airy Casino’s executives:

FY 2020/202160%40%29%
FY 2021/202263%37%31%
FY 2022/202364%36%37%

Minority representation at the executive level over the last two years is a terrific improvement for the casino. However, the female representation has dropped from 40% to 36%.


Rivers Pennsylvania casino locations near the top for rise in diversity

Both Rivers Casino properties also showed improvements in diversity at all levels.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh presented the next-best improvement at 4%. Its report included the following:

  • 4% increase in African-American employees
  • No change Hispanic employees
  • 2% decrease in Asian employees
  • 1% increase in “other” employees

The executive level also increased minority representation from 13% in 2020/2021 to 19% in 2022/2023.

Rivers carried out the mission at its Philadelphia location, too. It reported a 4% improvement in diversity numbers, with African-American employees increasing at the same rate. The Philadelphia establishment always had a diverse executive team, with 46% minorities.

It is clear that PA casinos are making an effort to diversify their workforce.

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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