The first ever vote for strike action by casino workers in Britain has resulted in an improved pay offer of 3.5 percent or £600, whichever is the greater.
GMB union members at all 41 casinos in the Stanley Leisure chain had voted to reject a 3.2 percent offer and to ballot for industrial action.
They work as croupiers, chefs, receptionists, cleaners, security and waiting staff in all areas of the industry earning as little as £10,000 a year.
Stanley Leisure recently sold off its 624 betting shops to William Hill for £505 million and reported a profit of £26 million in their latest accounts.
It is hoping to expand the business into mega casinos following New Labour’s changes to the gaming laws.