Money and ticket counters can help in the operations of all casinos both large and small. As such, it was an exciting April for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of Taunton, Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, the long-awaited First Light Resort & Casino is under construction and the completion date is set for June 2017. Guests traveled from the Mashpee's tribal reservation to be part of the large opening ceremony on April 6 in Taunton, Massachusetts. In attendance were tribe officials, tribal council chairmen, Wampanoag pageant winners such as Little Miss Wampanoag and the Wampanoag Pow Wow Princess and tribe members of all ages.
"It's a proud day for my people," said native Mashpee Roland Tobey, 74 to the Boston Globe. "It's been a long time coming."
Expected costs for the resort total at least $1 billion. The facilities will take up 170 acres of land, include three hotels, pools, multiple types of game tables and open gambling halls. The resort will bring in high revenues to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Since the casino is located on tribal land, construction can begin without the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' permission. The resort will open up many job opportunities for floor workers, dealers, bartenders and servers and bring guests to the Wampanoag Mashpee lands.
Casinos on tribal reservations help bring jobs in droves, with some casino resorts such as Foxwoods Resort Casino employing up to 7,500 individuals. Casinos also bring in tourism and awareness of native lands, cultures and under-represented societies. Casino tourism is particularly popular in retirement communities as well as hobbyist groups and sports teams. However, the most significant advantage to building a casino on tribal land is the revenue it brings in and with it. Once a player receives a ticket for their earnings, they will go to the cage to receive payment. These windows will benefit the most from money and ticket counters to help speed up operations and keep accurate records.
Money and ticket counters help casino guests and employees in a variety of ways. Instead of spending time counting cash and manually inputting totals, employees can use the money and ticket counters to count multiple bills at a time and focus on guest interactions. The devices can also export digital records of all cash dispensed, giving casino managers accurate totals of winnings counted each day.
May 27, 2016