According to the LA Times, leading Wall Street firms rely on poker playing skills, more than inconvenient qualifications such as trading experience, financials, economics, business, academics, or oh, say, ethics, in the hiring process. Because investing millions of your dollars is just a game.

When poker players interview at Group One Trading’s office in Chicago, the director of recruiting and risk management, Dave Seidman, asks about their worst day, not their best: “I ask, ‘How long did it take you to play again?’ I want him to say, ‘I played the next day; that’s just part of the game.’ “