Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Assistant Starter

Location US-WV-Charles Town
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Casino at CharlesTown
Position Type
Regular Full-Time




Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Charles Town, we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Must enforce the West Virginia Racing Commission Rules of Racing while on the racetrack, writing reports of all violations that take place while on duty.
  • Ensures starting car vehicle is in proper working order prior to each race.   Car and mechanical gate systems must have regular proper servicing and maintenance.
  • Once on racetrack with horses, ensures proper parading of horses leading up to start of race.
  • Ensures all horses are aligned in the proper starting position leading up to start of race.    Must control direction of gate vehicle in order to have a fair and safe start for all participants.
  • Will assist Starter in reporting to Judges any infractions occurring during race.
  • Assists horse ambulance workers to remove injured horse from track.
  • Must be available to work for any training, schooling, racing, or qualifying hours.
  • You are required to follow new PPE and safety guidance designed to safeguard you, your fellow team members, and guests. This will include maintaining social distancing, wearing PPE as appropriate for your role and cleaning your workstation as necessary.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be licensed by West Virginia Racing Commission.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Virginia Racing Commission Rules of Racing.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Read, write legibly, understand, and speak English.
  • Excellent customer service/communication skills.
  • Must meet professional appearance standards as prescribed by company policy.
  • Must be able to respond to visual and oral cues.
  • Able to work at a fast pace in often crowded/noisy environment.
  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel, and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.



Equal Opportunity Employer



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