A lifetime of dealing cards.
Caesars Enjoyment announced this week that its longest-serving staff member has retired. Benny Figgins, a blackjack dealer and also the last staying “year-one” worker at Caesars Palace, retired August 31.
” In event of his 55+ years of service at the resort, Figgins obtained a grand send-off fit for a Caesar,” the casino site company said. “At the verdict of his final change, Caesars Palace team members and Caesars Home entertainment leadership sent Figgins on his method via the resort’s major entry with excellent wishes as well as cheers. He left help the last time with a special limousine ride to his residence.”
Figgins was offered a commemorative plaque as well as a string of crystals from the chandelier in the original gambling establishment dome at Caesars Royal residence.
“The legendary video gaming area where Figgins benefited the past 5 years just recently experienced an upgrade with a brand-new chandelier, columns and carpets as part of a multimillion-dollar restoration of the hotel’s main entryway,” Caesars claimed.
Figgins was employed on April 27, 1967. He held placements in 5 different departments at Caesars Palace.
He started as a casino site concierge, aiding with maintaining tidiness throughout the casino floor. Then, Figgins became a convention porter and also helped establish a range of events. Later, he worked as a dishwashing machine at the original Party dining establishment cooking area and a busboy in the Circus Maximus display room.
Given that 1971, Figgins functioned as a blackjack dealership in the original Palace Gambling enterprise dome. Figgins dealt cards to the similarity Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Henry Belafonte as well as Joe Louis.
Figgins, a father of three, also fulfilled his better half while working at Caesars Royal residence in the early 1970s. She retired after operating at the resort for 38 years as a PDX operator as well as a table games dealership.