Three Years of Wicked Good Jobs!
OXFORD, Maine (May 20, 2015) – On June 6, 2012, Oxford Casino opened its doors for its first day of business, introducing an enthusiastic, brand-new workforce to the public. In March, 2013, Oxford Casino was acquired by Churchill Downs, Incorporated (CDI).
Three years after opening, Oxford Casino is still an employer of choice in Oxford County, steadily keeping an average of 400 people employed. Lack of past casino experience isn’t a hindrance at Oxford Casino, as they continue to actively recruit and train new hires.
Many front line workers who helped open the casino in 2012 have already been promoted to management within the organization, proving true the old adage, “it pays to get your foot in the door.” Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager, is quick to say, “We always try to promote from within. When a job opens, it’s posted for our team first. We have great people working for us, and we’re pleased to provide them with that benefit.”
Speaking of “benefits,” the casino offers its full time team members a comprehensive array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, a health advocate and several other voluntary benefits team members can elect to participate in.
Oxford Casino’s 401(k) retirement plan offers a generous, company match and eligible employees are also given the opportunity to participate in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Stock in CDI (NASDAQ symbol CHDN) is offered at a discount to team members, and the value of CDI shares has doubled over the last three years, providing Oxford Casino team members who choose to take advantage of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan a noteworthy dividend.
CDI ALSO RANKED #67 ON Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America list for 2014. Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI said, “We have worked to ensure (CDI’s) long-term success and heritage while building a solid foundation for future areas of investment and growth.”
Oxford Casino opened in June 2012, and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012, and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres, 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns Big Fish Games, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of casual games; the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.