The Entertainment Arena at G2E is a specialty area that highlights the importance of entertainment as a critical and growing non-gaming amenity within the industry. The Entertainment Arena at G2E includes manufacturers of the latest in professional audio and lighting, staging and projection/video products as well as entertainment agents, promoters, independent producers, production companies, touring artists and attractions.
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Plus, stop by the Entertainment Showcase Stage to see a diverse line up of musical and variety entertainers. It’s the best place to discover your next successful casino act! Be sure to check back as more performances are added.
Tuesday, September 30
Abbamania & Night Fever
Tuesday, September 30
The Bombshells Burlesque
Experience the nation's sexiest Bombshells. This Burlesque show is a sexy review that is sure to tease and tantalize and create a memorable moment at G2E.
The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E
The second annual Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E will be presented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Vinyl, the award-winning nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
Presented by Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the largest worldwide gathering of casino entertainment professionals, the Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E are the only industry awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. Nominations for the Casino Entertainment Awards are currently being accepted here.
Festivities will include:
- Celebrity Red Carpet: 6:00 pm
- Casino Entertainment Awards Show: 7:00 pm
- After-Awards Reception: 8:30 pm
Actor, Director, Comedian
Award categories include:
- Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year
- Casino Booking Agent of the Year
- Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year
- Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year
- Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year
- Casino Comedian of the Year
- Casino Musical Artist of the Year
- Casino Entertainer of the Year
- Casino Entertainment Legend.
2014 Casino Entertainment Legends Awards:
G2E introduces the Casino Entertainment Legends Awards to recognize individuals for outstanding lifetime career achievement in casino entertainment.
2014 Casino Entertainment Legends
President and COO of MGM Grand
CLICK HERE to nominate artists, executives and venues for Casino Entertainment Awards. Finalists will be announced on or about September 1, 2014.
Complimentary tickets for the Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E will be distributed to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to availability) on Tuesday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Casino Entertainment Awards Booth #7125 in The Venetian Ballroom.
Richard Sturm, President and COO of MGM Grand
With more than 40 years’ experience negotiating and developing MGM Grand’s highest profile entertainment projects, Richard Sturm has overseen entertainment and sports at all MGM properties worldwide since 1999. He has brought to MGM properties such stars as Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, N'Sync, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Barbara Streisand and The Who. He also has arranged numerous television broadcasts from MGM Grand, including HBO's Cher concert, the Billboard Music Awards show, a rare U.S. appearance of The Bee Gees and a Bette Midler special.
Known as “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton is recognized worldwide for his signature song, “Danke Schoen,” plus many hit singles, including “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So,” “Red Roses For A Blue Lady” and “Years.” Originally signed in 1958 by the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a two-week engagement, his fist casino appearance lasted for 46 weeks. After numerous appearances on Jackie Gleason’s TV show and five years as an opening act for Jack Benny, Wayne Newton became a Vegas headliner in 1963 breaking box office records at The Flamingo Hilton. By 1994, he had performed 25,000 shows in Las Vegas. He has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, has recorded and released 165 albums, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been honored with numerous awards, including induction in 2000 into the American Gaming Association’s “Gaming Hall of Fame.”