Casino gambles on 150 new staff

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CASINO bosses in Sheffield are proving a winner for the job market – with a recruitment drive launched for 150 staff.

Genting Club Sheffield is due to open in autumn this year, located beneath the ‘Cheesegrater’ car park, Arundel Gate, in the city centre.

The 35,000 sq feet development also includes two restaurants, a cocktail and champagne bar, a late-night lounge bar and interactive learn-to-play tables – split over two floors.

Kath Barton, who will manage the club, said: “Genting Club will provide Sheffield residents and visitors alike with a first-class leisure venue where they can experience a fun, sophisticated and entertaining evening out.

“Our gaming and poker offering will be first class, but, in addition to experienced casino goers, we also look forward to welcoming customers who may never have stepped foot inside a casino before and who simply want to enjoy the restaurant, bar and other leisure facilities.”

Paul Willcock, Genting UK’s provincial estate managing director, said: “Genting Club Sheffield will be Genting’s second largest premises in the UK and our first in Yorkshire.

“Sheffield is a hugely-vibrant city and we believe there is space in the market for a new and complete leisure offering.

“We look forward to transforming the space inside the iconic Cheesegrater building in to a modern, stylish venue in the city centre.”

The casino is one of two opening in the city centre – Barnsley-based Brook Leisure has secured planning permission to convert the former National Union of Mineworkers’ headquarters in Barker’s Pool.

■ For information on recruitment, visit www.gentingclubsheffield.co.uk/recruitment or call 0121 2893417.