This month’s team member spotlight is on Lisa, one of our awesome daytime dealers. Since she’s a daytime dealer (and I work nights and don’t/can’t do early mornings), I enlisted the help of our equally awesome daytime shift manager, Sue, to assist me.
How long have you been working at the Venetian? Where are you from originally? If not Las Vegas, what brought you here?
I’ve been here for 20 years, since the Venetian opened. I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA and came here in 1994 because I wanted a change and something different. While it was hard to leave my family, there are only four hours away.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I know people don’t see it the way I do, but I love how we are from other states, countries, continents and have different religions and backgrounds, but we can all get along most of the time at the table. This diversity is what makes my job enjoyable.
My least favorite part of my job is being blamed by guests if they happen to lose a hand. It’s really bad when they take it out on me (like I have control of the cards) instead of saying, “Nice hand” to their opponent or nothing at all.
Do you have any hobbies?
Yes, I ride a motorcycle. I also go boating on the weekends. Being at the lake is like being in a completely different place, and it’s just so beautiful and relaxing. That’s my rest and relaxation from work. I also water ski, go tubing, and spend time with my family and friends at church. But I really love the outdoors.
What is the most unusual or interesting thing(s) about you?
That I ride a chopper “Big Dog Mastiff” that I have named “Blue Hawaiian.”
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to win the lottery (laughs). But, really, I want to continue to work here at the Venetian. It is a great company with good benefits, and I’m very happy with my life.
It is very clear that Lisa is an upbeat, positive person in our poker room who brings a smile to everyone’s face (except, of course, those who may lose a hand and blame her, but that’s short-lived.) She is bubbly and definitely an outdoorsy girl who seems to be quite happy. So, if you need a little mood pick-me-up and you happen to see Lisa, go say hi. You won’t be sorry.