Scarlet Pearl Tackles High Interest Loans By Giving Associates Early Access To Earned Wages | News


Gulf Coast Casino offers employees a financial wellness app at the request of UKG

D’IBERVILLE, Miss., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort is battling the exorbitant fees associates are experiencing when dealing with area “payday loan” providers. When considering applications for the property’s Sunshine Fund, a service to assist employees in times of financial or personal need, scarlet pearl executives realized that several employees were being targeted by high-interest lenders. To combat these heavy debts, the Mississippi casino is implementing UKG Wallet, a financial wellness mobile app from UKG, to provide employees with immediate access to a portion of their already earned but unpaid wages.

“Despite offering the highest casino salaries on the market, we found several scarlet pearl associates used predatory lenders to bridge the paycheck gap, forcing some into deeper debt,” says Scarlet Pearl CEO LuAnn Pappas. “This service allows our employees to recover the money they have earned and regain greater financial freedom.”

UKG Wallet is a financial wellness and earned income access tool that organizations can offer their employees when using UKG’s flagship solutions including UKG Pro, UKG Dimensions or UKG Ready (used by scarlet pearl).

As well as accessing a portion of employees’ wages before payday to cover unexpected or emergency expenses, through UKG Wallet Scarlet Pearl will also give people budgeting tools, educational resources and financial advice.

By complementing traditional earned wage access with a focus on financial literacy and planning, employers can offer an innovative financial wellness benefit that can help alleviate financial stress.

“Our Scarlet Pearl Associates are the cornerstone of delivering the excellent service our customers have come to expect,” Pappas says. “By ensuring our team keeps their money in their pocket, we ensure happier employees who create happier customers.”

UKG is a leading provider of human resources, payroll and workforce management solutions for everyone.

About Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort ( is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in D’Iberville, MS. The award-winning resort features a 300-room hotel and gaming room with over 800 slot and video poker machines, 36 table games and Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook. Recently the property opened Orchid Room, Elevated Gaming, a VIP experience for high limit players. The resort has several restaurants, a 36-hole miniature golf course, an events center and a luxurious swimming pool. The casino opened in D’Iberville, MS, December 9, 2015.

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