“No but I’ve been here 14 years now.”
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHAT MADE YOU MOVE HERE?
“We came here a lot when I was younger. Just wanted something more exciting. Thought it’d be a cool place to live and work.”
WORKING IN A CASINO DO YOU SEE A LOT OF CRAZY STUFF?
“I see a lot of drunks, some fights, but some cool stuff too like marriage proposals and celebrities, and people freaking out when they hit a big (or even not so big) pot!"
DO YOU GAMBLE WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
“Sometimes. But when you work around it all the time it loses some of the mystique I guess. It’s like maybe you love pizza. You can eat pizza every single day. Then you get a job at a pizza restaurant and work around pizza 10 hours a day. The last thing you want to do is go eat pizza.”
DO YOU EVER MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?
“Not really. I mean, I may say I’m going to try to do this or that, but I never say, ‘okay starting January 1st I am giving up something’ because it never works. I guess I’m not into setting myself up for failure. I'm not willing to take that risk. Not much of a gambler, unless it's for money.”
I’D IMAGINE QUITTING GAMBLING IS A PRETTY COMMON NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IN VEGAS?
“I would say so. But I think it’s a common resolution on a Tuesday too (laughter). I’ve heard a million times people saying ‘oh man I am quitting [gambling]’ or ‘if I just break even right here I will never gamble again’. That’s a great one. It’s like when you’re really trashed and you’re on the floor saying, ‘please God I will never ever drink again if you get me through this’. And then you’re at the bar that next weekend, hell the next night even. So yeah, I hear a lot of people saying they never plan to gamble again but I have no idea how many stick with it. I would bet not many. I obviously did not give up gambling (laughter).
SO IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY HAD TO MAKE A RESOLUTION THIS YEAR, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?
“Wow, hmmmm, I need a minute. I don’t think I would give up something. I think I would probably resolve to maybe spend more time with my family or something. I hardly talk to my family anymore. They are all still in Arizona except my brother. he’s in New York. I’d probably resolve to call my parents and my sister like once a week or something. Yeah, maybe I’ll actually do that. Thanks.”