Caesars dealers OK 5-year deal with 18 pct raise

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Dealers at Caesars Atlantic City overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract with the casino that will increase salaries by 18 % over the life of the agreement.

The ratification vote by the United Auto Workers, which was completed Thursday, marks the second contract the union has reached with an Atlantic City casino, following a pact with the Tropicana Casino and Resort in August.

The union is bargaining with management at Bally's Atlantic City and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, but has yet to reach agreement on deals with those gambling houses.

"Everyone is thrilled, just jubilant," said Kyle Noel, a 26-year Caesars dealer. "We have been waiting for this day for 3 1/2 years. Everybody feels like we have job security now and a bright future. Everyone's been smiling a lot for the past few days."