* Fairmount Park has been an innovator for years. It packs ‘em in when other tracks struggle to attract even smallish crowds. Even so, this is a pretty bold statement about what the new gaming expansion law means for the facility…
The hope is to have at least a temporary casino open next year, which park officials say is great for existing employees.
“Vendors, waiters, bartenders,” said Jon Sloan, a spokesperson for Fairmount Park. “We have plenty people who worked here who were working seasonally because we only had thoroughbred horse racing seasonally, now we’re going to be a year round attraction.”
Sloan said the changes at the track could add at least a thousand jobs.