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Providence, RI — Bally’s Corporation (NYSE: BALY), a leading U.S. omnichannel provider of land-based gaming and interactive entertainment, and Upwards (formerly WeeCare), the nation’s largest childcare network, have partnered to provide childcare benefits for the company’s 7,500 U.S. employees across 14 states.
Through the partnership, Bally’s employees will have free access to Upwards’ expansive network of in-home daycare providers and caregivers. The program is designed to connect working parents and guardians with quality, reliable, and affordable childcare options — all while accommodating the non-traditional work hours of many casino and resort employees. Upwards’ Dedicated Care Managers will be available around the clock to help Bally’s employees source the best local childcare options, set up tours and interviews, facilitate enrollment, and support families once children begin care. These are all time-consuming, tedious tasks that busy working parents struggle with during their childcare experience. Upwards’ Childcare Benefits program will help to remove unnecessary childcare stress for Bally’s employees so they can focus on personal and family wellness and professional development.
“We are beyond thrilled that Bally’s has taken this important step in supporting their working families,” said Upwards CEO and Co-Founder, Jessica Chang. “Upwards’ network of licensed childcare providers that power our Childcare Benefits program is the largest in America, giving us the flexibility to provide Bally’s employees with access to affordable, local childcare options that meet their demanding and non-standard work schedules. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to childcare, so Upwards strives to meet every employee’s unique needs — which in turn helps companies decrease childcare-related absenteeism and increase retention.”
“Bally’s Corporation is proud to partner with Upwards and offer a convenient childcare solution for our Bally’s Casinos & Resorts family. We want our team members to focus on their families and careers without having a concern around childcare,” said George Papanier, President of Bally’s Casinos & Resorts.
Upwards is the largest childcare network in the United States. It provides access to high quality childcare for all families, supports childcare providers in operating sustainable businesses through a technology-based marketplace, and helps employers of all sizes offer their employees childcare benefits. Parents use Upwards to find, tour, and enroll with the perfect care provider.
Learn more at Upwards.com
About Bally’s Corporation:
Bally’s Corporation is a global casino-entertainment company with a growing omnichannel presence of Online Sports Betting and iGaming offerings. It currently owns and manages 14 casinos across 10 states, a horse racetrack in Colorado and has access to OSB licenses in 18 states. It also owns Gamesys Group, a leading, global, online gaming operator, Bally’s Interactive, a first-in-class sports betting platform, Monkey Knife Fight, the fastest growing daily fantasy sports site in North America, SportCaller, a leading, global B2B free to-play game provider, and Telescope Inc., a leading provider of real-time fan engagement solutions.
With approximately 10,000 employees, Bally’s casino operations include more than 15,800 slot machines, 500 table games and 5,300 hotel rooms. Upon closing the previously announced Tropicana Las Vegas (NV) transaction, as well as completing the construction of a land-based casino near the Nittany Mall in State College, PA, Bally’s will own and manage 16 casinos across 11 states. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BALY”.
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