Everi and DraftKings Clinch Top Spots in Gaming Industry’s Best Workplaces 2024

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Cracking the codes of amiability, DraftKings and Everi are making waves as two of the most sought-after workplaces in the gaming industry. The two juggernauts have earned their spots in Energage’s venerable “Top Workplaces USA 2024” list, a golden seal that speaks volumes of their indelible impact on employees’ work-life balance, morale, and satisfaction.

With its roots entrenched deeply in Las Vegas, Everi, a confluence of a gaming device manufacturer and a fintech firm, takes no half measures in making its employees feel valued. Marking its third year straight on this revelatory ranking, Everi also made headlines with its much-anticipated $6.2 billion merger with International Game Technology’s (IGT) global gaming and PlayDigital units. Furthermore, Everi made a dent in the 1,000 to 2,499 employees’ division, making it the lone gaming representative on the list.

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Not only that, the company’s India offices have been awarded the annual certification as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work Institute in India. The company, basking in the glow of national recognition, was also honored in the previous year with a spot in the distinguished list, enveloping both the Nevada Top Workplaces and the Greater Austin Top Workplaces.

Next up, the list chronicles the story of DraftKings – an online sportsbook operator based in Boston. With an impressive workforce of 3,100 employees, DraftKings managed to clinch the 34th position in the 2,500+ employees category. Undeniably, it became the top-performing entrant from the gaming sector. This is the second year in a row that DraftKings received a nod from Energage, further cementing its wholesome reputation as a stellar employer.

Adding to its abundant accolades, DraftKings also earned the best employer award in New Jersey this year, after being similarly lauded in Boston during 2022 and 2023, and making a mark in Las Vegas last year. Hot on the heels of DraftKings was the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino situated nostalgically on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Coming in at 38th place, it was followed immediately by Sycuan Casino Resort, a Native American Tribe-run gaming venue in El Cajon, California, which edged into the 44th spot.

Also gracing the list is Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, overseen by Chicago outfit Rush Street. A glowing accolade for any company, the Energage survey highlights the value in nurturing workplace happiness.

There’s indisputable merit in maintaining the happiness quotient of the workplace. A recent study from the University of Warwick surmises that employees identifying as “happy” show a 12% surge in productivity. This brews into an intoxicating workforce mix of creativity, engaged interaction, lower absenteeism, and improved employee retention rates. With both Everi and DraftKings trading publicly, their shares stand to gain as research affirms content employees outperform within companies, a refreshing upper hand set against rivals grappling with unsatisfied workers.