Online gambling sites are coming under fire from online casinos.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the National Gaming Association said its members are offering to help with unemployment benefits and child care and that they are considering extending their contracts to allow workers to get paid for the time they spent online.
In addition, the association said it will be offering to pay back the $500,000 in unemployment benefits workers got under their contracts and provide child care.
The union’s president, Michael J. Brown, said the groups offer could save the company $10 million in interest costs over a 10-year period.
“It is very encouraging to hear from our members that they want to help us,” he said.
Brown said the unemployment benefit and child-care benefits would be paid by the federal government and not by online gaming companies.
“We will not be giving out the unemployment benefits to anyone who is working for us, we will only be giving them money,” he told ABC News.
But Brown said he didn’t want to get into a fight with online gambling companies.
“We are here to help people, and that is all we can do,” he added.
“The only way to save jobs is to put people to work.
That is what this is all about.”