MBAs play poker in Vegas to win job at Caesars
“We're not selling insurance. This is a fun industry, and we're selling a lifestyle,'' Plant said. “We're watching for whether they're not having a good time at all and just focusing on the job, or if they're having fun and looking for a job at the same time. It's kind of our test.''
Caesars Entertainment Corp. operates more than 40 casinos around the world, including the Flamingo in Las Vegas, the Emerald Casino Resort in South Africa and Harrah's casinos around the U.S.
Ashish Gupta was among the students who interviewed Sunday. He said he lasted a few hours in Friday's tournament but spent most of the weekend making friends and learning about the casino industry.
“I just made my bid and had a good time,'' said Gupta, who is in his second year at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. “I was not really stressed out about losing my buy-in. It was cool just meeting people in an environment where you wouldn't normally have that interaction.''
Some aspiring business moguls who did not land interviews still walked away from the tournament at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with cash prizes approaching $8,000. Candidates had to ante from $85 to $225 to enter the eighth annual tournament, depending on how much they hoped to win.
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