Noah Rosenberg

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New York Times: Driving Buses to Casinos, With Long Hours and Little Rest

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Article

Far from the plush gambling rooms of the Mohegan Sun casino is a lounge that few gamblers will ever see.

The space is small, drab and windowless, sparsely furnished with snack machines and worn khaki chairs, a far cry from cocktail waitresses and gleaming slot machines.

Yet for the dozens of chartered bus drivers who trek daily to the casino in Uncasville, Conn., the lounge offers rare relief on a tedious, exhausting journey that can last 12 hours or more. And those assigned the Mohegan Sun route count themselves lucky — they say that most casinos offer drivers no place to rest at all.

The low-cost tour-bus industry, where drivers often work long hours for little pay, has come under renewed scrutiny since a crash in the Bronx on Saturday killed 15 passengers on a return trip from Mohegan Sun…
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