The Ville Resort – Casino
From spinning giant wheels to dealing cards, you’ll find Jonathan Latimer in the midst of the action on the casino floor. Jonathan was drawn in by the flashing lights and excitement when he first visited the casino as an 18-year-old. After that, he was set on getting a job there.
“I love meeting interesting people across the table. The staff are like a family and there are a lot of characters,” Jonathan says.
“It’s great working nights – I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love sleeping in and the freedom to do as I like during the day. With such different hours, it can be hard to see old friends but I’m lucky that my best mates work with me.”
Jonathan says the most memorable night shifts are New Year’s shifts
when there’s a fun atmosphere and a lot of confetti.
It’s great working nights – I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love sleeping in and the freedom to do as I like during the day.
“Plus the team all get to dress up for New Year’s,” he adds. “Last year I dressed up as a punk rocker for an 80’s theme. We get to enjoy the countdown with the patrons and all of us receive party poppers and streamers to throw all over the place. Everyone’s in a great mood.”
The biggest win Jonathan has seen recently was on baccarat when a lucky patron took home quite a sizeable amount.
“When patrons celebrate their wins, they always joke about shopping the next day,” he says. “I’m sure they go on some pretty massive shopping sprees.”