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US – The Brook celebrates $16m in donations in five years of employee ownership

By - 12 February 2024

On 1 February, The Brook, recognised as America’s largest charity casino, proudly marked its five-year anniversary since being acquired by Eureka Casinos, the country’s only 100 per cent employee-owned resort casino company. During this milestone period, the New Hampshire casino has not only been transformed into a premier entertainment destination, but has also made a profound impact on local communities through substantial charitable donations.

Since 2019, The Brook has donated over $16m to various local organizations, with contributions totaling more than $8m in 2023 alone. Through a rotating selection process, a percentage of all games-of-chance and historical horse racing revenue is allocated to support charities during seven-to-10-day cycles.

Examples of this money at work in the community in 2023 included Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels serving 10,829 meals, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire fulfilling seven life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, Connors Climb conducting 89 suicide prevention trainings for 130 schools, and End 68 Hours of Hunger providing weekend, holiday, and school break meals for 4,000 children and their families.

Additionally, The Brook’s support helped Angel Flight NE, a non-profit organization arranging free air and ground medical transportation for patients in critical situations, fund 310 flights, directly contributing to the organization’s mission of providing life-saving medical care.

“The Brook’s unwavering support of our mission brings not only hope and joy to our patients but also to their families and communities,” said Larry Camerlin, Angel Flight NE’s President and Founder. “Their philanthropic giving enables Angel Flight NE to coordinate hundreds of free flights of healing and hope for patients requiring long-distance travel to specialized medical care and treatment.

“We are incredibly humbled and grateful for The Brook’s partnership, a shining example of kindness and commitment to ensuring distance should never be an obstacle for patients to access the care they need and deserve during their healthcare journey.”

“As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, the employee-owners of The Brook are measuring themselves against one of our most important mantras, ‘Talk is cheap, words are plentiful, deeds are precious,’” said The Brook’s CEO Andre Carrier. “In five years, this group of employee-owners has remodeled almost every foot of the former Seabrook Park, reestablished its legacy as an entertainment destination in New England, grown employment by more than 250% and raised more than $16 million for essential charities. To that I would only add: We are just getting started.”

Eureka Casinos, owner of The Brook, employs over 300 people in New Hampshire who receive a fully funded retirement plan that does not necessitate individual contributions.

Conveniently located just minutes from the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border, The Brook spans 90,000 square feet on the 75 acres that was previously home to the historic Seabrook Greyhound Park.

Alongside its philanthropic contributions, The Brook has been transformed into the leading Seacoast entertainment destination, investing millions of dollars in a comprehensive renovation that includes:

With a recently expanded casino floor, The Brook offers an immersive gaming atmosphere. Table game options include blackjack, craps, and roulette and there are more than 500 of the most popular gaming machines, such as Ultimate Fire Link, Buffalo Gold, Mighty Cash, and China Shores. The Brook is also home to a lively poker room and the state’s only Stadium Game interactive table game experience.

The massive DraftKing Sportsbook at The Brook is the largest in New England, featuring four giant cinema screens, more than 200 additional televisions and 20 self-serve sports betting kiosks. There is a 500-seat sports bar and grill with both indoor stadium and outdoor deck viewing environments, in addition to simulcast racing seven days a week.

Last year, The Brook unveiled Lucky’s, a stylish dining venue located just off the casino floor. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lucky’s, named after a local gambling legend who loved to cook meals for family and friends, is a classic American restaurant offering an eclectic menu featuring New England comfort food.

The upscale Seasons Showroom attracts a regular schedule of headliner musical acts, tribute bands and comedians. The showroom provides a comfortable, intimate setting with all the amenities of a large-scale venue, seating 300 guests with couches and booths, high-top tables, a dedicated bar area, and multiple VIP sections.

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