When the alluring machines and enticing tables on the casino floor become an unhealthy addiction, when money for a mortgage or car or tuition payment is part of the action, gambling stops being fun.
That’s why it’s important that casino employees keep alert, and why Caesars Entertainment Corp. has led the industry with its Responsible Gaming program.
In 2019, Caesars marks 30 years since it began creating employee-training initiatives and investing in cutting-edge technology and research to advance techniques and tools to prevent underage gaming and stem problem gaming.
A sage knows that age isn’t just a state of mind. It’s a state of play. Assuming the sage swings a mean five-iron — whatever their age.
“Now you’re going to throw a little ball into that trashcan over there,” says the college student pretending to be a teacher, trying to teach other college students pretending to be 7-year-olds.
“Next, you’re going to grab the ball and walk over to Coach and he will put the ball down and you will kick it a certain way over to that big hole over there. … Ooooh! Proud of you! Good job!”
Exaggerated C-L-A-P-P-I-N-G ensues. Young adults, mimicking their younger, sillier selves, erupt in a din of childlike cheers. Cue “teacher,” i.e., student: “Yay! High five!”
This isn’t a warmup exercise in the theater department. Or reverse-child psychology class. Or daycare. This is a how-to-teach-kids-to-love-golf-early-in-life lesson at UNLV’s PGA Golf Management Program. However, lest you think there is age discrimination in golf-pro-grooming …
For many, the word “butler” evokes the image of a formal older fellow with a British accent, perhaps wearing a waistcoat. Think Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth or Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey.
But this is Las Vegas, and Joe Yalda is a new breed of butler.
When UNLV student Meredith Hall missed the deadline by one day to apply for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) inaugural College Mentorship Program last year, she couldn’t wait to apply for the second class, which got underway earlier this month.
Hall and 30 other students will be mentored by local sports marketing leaders and other special events and tourism experts in the six-month program. Students met their mentors during a luncheon Oct. 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — the first of several networking events planned.