No gambling in Dubai, Marriott clears casino staff confusion

The group's job advertisement for Dubai casino staff raised some doubts online

An advertisement for the role of the senior manager in casino operations in Dubai was spotted on Reddit Dubai’s job vacancy section
An advertisement for the role of the senior manager in casino operations in Dubai was spotted on Reddit Dubai’s job vacancy section

Hospitality giant Marriott’s job advertisement hiring casino staff in Dubai created confusion in the emirate, prompting the group to clear the air.

An advertisement for the role of the senior manager in casino operations in Dubai was spotted on Reddit Dubai’s job vacancy section on 31 July 2019.

The post that was linked to a Dubai address, later went viral on social media, starting a conversation as gambling in the UAE is illegal.  

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Officials from Marriott clarified the situation and told Hotelier Middle East that the role wasn’t for a property in Dubai.

"Marriott International Middle East & Africa regional offices are  headquartered in Dubai and from this office we manage a number of disciplines across the entire Middle East & Africa region. We operate casinos outside of the UAE and currently operate Casino’s in North and South Africa which are managed by the respective regional teams from our regional headquarters," the official said. 

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