Bally's is in the casino business. Our history dates back to 2010, when we operated just a single casino property - Twin River Casino - in Lincoln, Rhode Island. From those humble beginnings, we've grown significantly to become one of the largest casino operators in the U.S. with 16 casinos spanning 11 states (including pending acquisitions). We are no stranger to building from scratch. In fact, our executive team has built numerous casinos over the course of their careers and we are in the process of developing a brand-new casino in State College, Pennsylvania.
Our national footprint, which is home to more than 10,000 employees, encompasses approximately 15,800 slot machines, 500 table games and over 5,300 hotel rooms. We understand what it takes to develop and operate a successful casino that supports its surrounding communities.
In addition to building its brick-and-mortar casino portfolio, Bally's has recently enhanced its platform by developing online gaming and sports betting offerings that have transformed it into a one-of-a-kind diversified gaming operator. Our Bally Interactive division - created from recent acquisitions of several innovative gaming brands - powers our online gaming efforts with an unmatched ecosystem of products across the sports betting, iGaming, free-to-play, and daily fantasy spectrum.
Bally’s is committed to diversity and Bally’s Chicago will be no different. Bally’s is leveraging the capabilities of our diverse Chicago-based partners and contractors to build Bally’s Chicago as a world-class destination resort of which Chicago can be proud. We are working with a newly formed, minority-led construction management team, Chicago Community Builder’s Collective, to build Bally’s Chicago. We have also formed a diverse minority investor group with 25% ownership in Bally’s Chicago. And, we have met with nonprofit groups to discuss workforce development initiatives to help us meet our women, minority, veteran, and persons with disability hiring goals by reaching out to and recruiting Chicagoans who are seeking careers and job growth in this dynamic industry.
Unlike other prospective Chicago operators, Bally's does not have ownership nor maintain a casino facility that presents a conflict of interest and draws visitors away from the Chicago area. Our nearest property is located more than 150 miles from Chicago.
Bally's is committed to improving the communities in which we operate, promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace for our valued team members, and taking decisive action to minimize our environmental footprint. We strive to make a positive impact and embrace our responsibility to promote sustainable business practices and responsible gaming.
Bally's is committed to vendor diversity by assisting minority and/or women-owned businesses in our communities through our local sourcing of products and services.
This year, Bally's employees donated more than 4,350 hours to various community service efforts.
Bally's has multiple active 501(c)(3) funds to act as a conduit for charitable donations and make a greater impact in the communities in which we operate. Bally's also donates to local non-profit organizations chosen by our properties.
Bally's conducts an annual campaign to raise funds for United Way across properties to provide all employees the opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them.
Bally's donates casino space to local communities and non-profits to support various initiatives and events, including to accommodate COVID-19 testing and events such as soap box races and rocket launches.
Throughout our hiring practices, Bally's actively considers local applicants, military personnel and first responders. The Company donates to local Veteran homes and hosts a Veteran career fair to actively recruit military personnel and connect them with perspective employers.