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Dealers at Paris, Bally's, Harrah's approve contract

Dealers at Paris, Bally's, Harrah's approve contract

CREATED Feb 20, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Dealers at three Las Vegas Strip casinos approved five-year contracts with Caesars Entertainment Corp. Tuesday.

Members of Transport Workers Union Local 721 voted overwhelmingly to ratify contracts for more than 1,000 dealers at Bally's, Paris, and Harrah's hotel-casinos.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, members of the powerful Culinary union were deliberating about whether to end contract extensions for several downtown and independent casinos.

The union, which represents housekeepers and other hotel workers, is negotiating over contracts that cover about 10,000 Las Vegas workers. The union recently agreed on new contracts with MGM Resorts International and Caesars.

Contracts expired last June. Without the extension in place, workers would have the right to picket, boycott, and strike.

The casinos still in negotiations include the Golden Nugget, the D, Tropicana and the Stratosphere.