Introduction: Emergency physicians (EP) often work at undesirable hours. In response to deleterious effects on quality of life for EPs, traditional 2300-0700 night shifts have been replaced at some centres with staggered 6-hour casino shifts (22:00-04:00 and 04:00-10:00). Though purported to allow for better sleep and recovery patterns, no evidence exists to support the benefits on sleep or quality of life that is used to justify a casino shift model. Using a before and after survey model, this study examines the impact of overhauling night work from a traditional 8-hour shift to casino shifts on the quality of life and job satisfaction of EPs working in an academic emergency department (ED). Methods: In 2010, an initial online, 37-item survey, was sent to all EPs working in the ED, just prior to the transition to casino shifts. 6 years following the transition, a slightly modified 37-item survey was again distributed to all current EPs working at that same centre. Participants rated their level of agreement on a 7-point Likert scale regarding questions related to night work. Results from the two surveys were compared. Results: 43 2010- and 47 2016-surveys were completed. In 2016, recovery to baseline function after a single early shift (22:00-04:00) was most common after 1 day at 52.4%, and after multiple early shifts was ≥2 days at 66.7%. Recovery after a single late shift (04:00-10:00) was most common at 1 day at 54.8%, and after multiple late shifts was ≥2 days at 59.5%. This was in contrast to 2010, when 55.8% recovered from a single traditional night shift after 1 day, and 95.3% required ≥2 days to recover from multiple traditional night shifts. In relation to casino shifts, 40.5% of respondents stated that night shifts are the greatest drawback of their job, compared to 79.1% previously. A minority of respondents felt that teaching (36.5%), diagnostic test interpretation (23.2%), and quality of handover (33.5%) were inferior on early and late night shifts compared to other shifts (74.4%, 58.1%, and 60.5% for traditional night shifts respectively).95.0% of respondents preferred casino over traditional night shifts. Conclusion: There were self-reported improvements in all domains following the implementation of casino shifts.