Boyd Gaming


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What would I be doing?

The Placing, Patrol or Paddock Judge ensures a fair race and that all rules and regulations are followed; judges are assigned to different posts of the racetrack and perform various duties based on assignment; communicates and resolves results; provides support to the higher level management; and performs related tasks within the area of assignment.


(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)


Delivers superior internal and external guest service the Belterra Park Way by ensuring every interaction includes our Six Core Service Standards (Look sharp, smile and greet the guest; Be friendly, polite and use courteous language; Provide especially timely and knowledgeable service and then some; Always find solutions to guests’ problems; Use the guest’s name when appropriate; Thank the guest and invite him or her back.); and work harmoniously with fellow team members.


Assumes responsibility for ensuring a fair race and that all rules and regulations are followed; and judges are assigned to different posts and report to the Patrol judge.


Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of the team members; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; ensures guest service; meets with team members to identify and resolve problems.


Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates team members; provides team member training; works with team members to correct deficiencies; implements and or approves discipline as appropriate.


May prepare and analyze complex reports using writing and analytical skills; prepares and approves federal and state reporting; ensures reporting compliance.


Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the judicial field.


Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.



Observes all activities of the race track within the assigned area; reports every violation of the racing rules; every violation of the rules of decorum; lameness or unfitness of any horse; lack of proper racing equipment and any action on the track which could improperly affect the results of the race.


Maintains constant communication with judges during the course of every race and immediately informs judges of rule violations, improper or unusual happening which occurs at the track.


Submits daily reports of observations of the race.


May attend hearings or inquiries on violations and testify under oath.




Organizes the field and ensures compliance for post parades in accordance with schedule and directions; supervises the identification of horses in the race.


Inspects horses for changes in equipment, broken or faulty equipment, head numbers and saddle pads; checks horses in and out; inform judges of any change to racing equipment or shoes before the race.


Oversees gate team members; may supervise Blacksmith or Ferrier; ensures that only authorized personnel is permitted in the paddock area.


Immediately notifies other judges of anything that would change, delay or affect the racing program; and notifies of any horses returning after have entered the track for post parade and before the start of a race.


Notifies judges of all trainers and grooms who leave the paddock in an emergency; inspects and supervises the maintenance of all emergency equipment.


Monitors the cleanliness of the paddock; reports any cruelty to any horse which may be observed.


What are we looking for?


(Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)


High School Diploma or GED, plus three (3) years experience as a Placing, Paddock or Patrol Judge.



ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):

Ability to maintain all Regulatory licenses within assigned state of employment.

Must successfully pass background check

Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening

Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.

Must be willing to work a variety of shifts and holidays if needed



What would it be like to work at this property?

The truly unique entertainment complex, Belterra Park Gaming, features an expansive facility on 122 acres just minutes east of downtown Cincinnati. The facility features six food & beverage outlets, 1,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), and maintains the only turf track in Ohio. Best of all, guests can expect the same high level of service at Belterra Park as they receive at Belterra Casino Resort.


Belterra Park Gaming

6301 Kellogg Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45230

What would it be like to be a Boyd Gaming Team Member?

Boyd Gaming Corporation has been successful in gaming jurisdiction in which we operate in the United States and is one of the premier casino entertainment companies in the United States. Never content to rest upon our successes, we will continue to evolve and retain a position of leadership in our industry.

Our past success, our current business philosophies and our sound business planning, combine to position Boyd Gaming Corporation to maximize value for our shareholders, our team members and our communities.

Corporate Mission
We, as members of Boyd Gaming Corporation, operate with only the highest degree of integrity, and rely on the competence and friendliness of each person in our organization to provide entertainment and service to satisfy our customers' wants.

Through teamwork, we strive to maximize shareholder value, to be among the leading companies in our industry and to provide opportunities for all while we support and enhance our communities.

Company Vision
Boyd Gaming is one of the nation’s leading casino entertainment companies. But we’re so much more – a Fortune 1000 company that retains the philosophy of a family-owned business, focused on creating long-term, sustainable growth for our shareholders. This philosophy defines and separates us from the competition, making us unique in our industry.

From our earliest beginnings in the 1970s, we made a commitment to our shareholders and our team members to create an operating style built around family. In a highly competitive industry, our Boyd Style of hospitality has come to define us in a most unique way.

Forging ahead in the coming years, we will remain focused on our three main goals: improving our operating performance, continuing to execute on our current growth strategy, and demonstrating our branding initiatives.

We remain confident in the strength of our Company to successfully meet whatever challenges lie ahead.


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