500 Club Casino
The long-awaited relocation and expansion of the 500 Club Casino in Clovis is right around the corner. On June 1 the 500 Club Casino will open the doors at its new location, 771 W. Shaw Ave., on the northeast corner of Shaw and Willow.
The new facility has approximately 13,000 square feet and will offer 18 table games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Blackjack, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Three Card Poker. Tournaments will also be on the agenda. The restaurant and bar (over 3,000 square feet) will be serving all of the award-winning meals that the 500 Club Bar & Restaurant has become so well known for.
Opened in 1953 by Louis Sarantos, Sr., the 500 Club is one of the oldest operating California cardrooms. It has been owned and operated by the same family since its begenning 59 years ago, with Louis Sarantos, Jr. as the current proprietor. The expansion and relocation of the business has been in the works for several years and is now nearing completion. The old site at 500 Clovis Avenue—a historic fixture in Old Town Clovis—will remain open as the Clovis 500 Club Bar & Restaurant.
Along with the opening of the new 500 Club Casino will come abundant opportunities for employment. They are planning to hold a job fair in May (with the exact date to be announced on their Facebook page and website). Many positions will be open for applicants including managers, supervisors, casino floor personnel, chip runners, dealers, porters, casino cage cashiers, casino hosts, bartenders, wait service staff, chefs, line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, bussers, and janitors.
Casino manager Dusten Perry said, “This expansion project has been years in the making, with many hurdles that we’ve overcome along the way. Owner Louis Sarantos and his family are extremely excited and very pleased to be able to offer the community a high-quality gaming experience and a beautiful new facility. The new location provides for an abundance of parking with easy on/off access to Freeway 168. The many new job opportunities that will become available in mid May at our Job Fair will benefit the community and the City of Clovis tremendously.”
Check the 500 Club’s Facebook page for details on the job fair and other upcoming events. Details on the job fair will also be available in May on their website (www.500clubcasino.com). Just click the “Read More” button under the headline Job Fair.