Dealers at three Caesars Entertainment casinos OK labor contract

Dealer Reina Advincula works a blackjack table at the Toby Keith Party Pit inside of Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas Thursday, July 21, 2011.

Dealers at three Las Vegas Strip casinos have inked a new five-year labor deal with Caesars Entertainment.

A ratifying vote by dealers at Bally’s, Harrah’s and Paris Las Vegas tallied 342 to 27 Tuesday night, approving rules governing issues such as paid time off and grievance procedures.

Covering 1,300 dealers, the contract gives dealers 29 days off with pay.

“These contracts are really the premier contracts right now for Las Vegas dealers," said Workers Union Local 721’s Gaming Division Director Joe Carbon in a statement.

Gary Thompson, a Caesars Entertainment spokesman, said the deal was fair for both sides.

Dealers with Caesars Entertainment voted to be represented by a union in 2007.