I have lived in Las Vegas since 2004. My first full time job was in a casino. In fact, the first company that hired me is still my employer after 13 years! Before I moved to the corporate office, I worked in the casinos, on the casino floor. It was actually one of my favorite jobs because I had the opportunity to interact with so many tourists.
I worked as the Players Club desk manager at one of the casinos on the Strip. I met some very kind and funny people who didn’t always have the smartest questions, but I was always polite anyway. Some days it was REALLY tough to keep smiling. Here are some of the funniest questions people have asked me. ME = M; Tourist = T.
Do You Live Here?
M: Do I live in the casino?
T: No, who lives where they work? No, I mean in Nevada.
M: Yes, sir, I do.
T: Oh, I didn’t think anyone actually lived here!
Funny, I thought most people did live in the state they worked in?
Do You Live Here? (same question, different tourist)
Me: Do I live in Las Vegas?
T: No, of course you live in Las Vegas, you work here!
M; Oh, live where?
T: In the casino?
M: No, there are actually other places than just the Strip. The other places have houses. We also have a lot of employees. If we all lived in the casinos, there wouldn’t be space for all of our guests.
Can You Please Tell Me Which Machine is Going to Hit a Jackpot?
T: I’m serious. Which machine is going to hit the jackpot?
M: I wouldn’t have that information.
T: How do you not know? Do you work here? It looks like you have been standing there all day.
M: Ma’am, if I knew which one was going to hit the jackpot, I would be playing that machine right now.
Why Isn’t My Machine Working?
I walk over to inspect the machine.
M: Sir, you don’t have any credits. You have to put money in the machine if you want to continue to play.
T: I have my card in.
M: Oh, it looks like it isn’t inserted correctly. Let me fix it for you.
T: Thank you, I knew something was wrong.
M: Sir, this looks like your ATM card.
T: It is. The fees are ridiculous at the ATM machines here. I thought I would just take money straight from the machine.
I am not kidding.
May I Get a Comped Room?
A nice gentleman came to the Players Club desk asking for a complimentary room and handed me his player’s card.
M: Sir, let me see what you have on your card. I want to ensure we have tracked all of your play. Did you put $10 in this penny machine and play from 3:20 to 3:30 today?
M: Okay, you may have not had your card inserted in the machine correctly because I don’t see any other play on the card.
T: No, that’s right. That’s all I played.
M: Sir, here is how the card works . I began explaining the player’s club program and how long he had to play to begin earning benefits.
T: Well, I don’t need that card if I have to spend money to earn anything.
He threw the card on the desk and walked away.
Have You Eaten at All of the Buffets in This Town?
M: I can stand to lose a few pounds I know, but I hope I don’t look like I have eaten at all of the buffets.
Can You tell Me Where The Nearest Bathroom is?
M: Yes, if you follow the path along the carpet, you will see the Buffet. It is located to the right of that.
T: (Surprised). You speak English very well. How long did it take you to learn?
M: Sir, I was born in Chicago.
Please keep visiting Las Vegas! You all make this city a little more sparkly than it already is!