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Q1 Winners

Benny Figgins, Dealer, Caesars Palace

Benny Figgins has been a dealer at Caesars Palace for 49 years. He is not only one of the few employees who have been with the casino since its opening, but he was one of the first African American dealers to work on the Strip after casinos began integrating the workforce. Colleagues say Benny is one of the most requested dealers at the resort and many guests return year after year to sit at his table. Watch the video below highlighting Benny’s inspiring story.

Bryan Funai, Concierge, Waldorf Astoria

Bryan Funai has been a concierge in Las Vegas since 1998. In the middle of the great recession, he was part of the opening team at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and stayed with the property when it transitioned to Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in 2018. His colleagues say his warmth and professionalism remains a constant despite the many changes he has experienced in the industry. Watch the video below highlighting Bryan’s inspiring story.