Casino Entertainment Awards

Join us at the Casino Entertainment Awards honoring outstanding casino entertainment artists, executives and venues, taking place on Wednesday, October 4 at the Vinyl Showroom at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Complimentary tickets will be available to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Casino Entertainment Awards Booth #5938 Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday October 4 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, subject to availability.

Schedule of Events

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Celebrity Red Carpet
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Awards Program


Vinyl Showroom at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas

2017 Honorees

Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner

The Longest Running Solo Comedy Show in Las Vegas History
Actress, author, comedian, playwright, screenwriter, television host… Rita Rudner has done it all. Her 15 year run in Las Vegas sold almost two million tickets and grossed more than $100 Million.

And she’s not done yet. Next up is the film Secret Sisters and the play Two’s A Crowd, both co-written with her husband of 29 years, Martin Bergman. Oh, and she’s a mom too!

Mark Prows, CFE

Mark Prows, CFE

Senior Vice President, Entertainment Operations MGM Resorts International

Mark Prows was integral in the design and development of T-Mobile Arena. A 21-year veteran of MGM Resorts, Prows began his career in arena management and design 33 years ago, progressing through front-line positions to senior level management at five different arenas throughout the U.S.

2017 Emcee

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez

Actor, comedian, director, producer and writer Paul Rodriguez will the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Casino Entertainment Awards. Paul is currently touring casinos with Cheech Marin in the Loudmouth Comedy Roadshow.

2017 Nominees

Casino Booking Agent of the Year

  • Brad Bissell, CAA
  • Matt Korn, Paradigm
  • Seth Shomes, UTA

Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year

  • Andrew Blank, C3 Presents
  • Brad Coombs, Meridian Entertainment
  • Scott Thomas, Buzz Entertainment

Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year

  • The Event Center at Seneca Niagara Resort Casino
  • Montbleu Resort Casino Theater
  • The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino

Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year

  • The Axis at Planet Hollywood
  • Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  • Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre

Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year

  • Dan Pferschy, Agua Caliente Casino
  • Christian Printup, Seneca Niagara Resort Casino
  • Monica Reeves, Station Casinos

Casino Comedian of the Year

  • Rodney Carrington
  • Jo Koy
  • Ralphie May

Casino Musical Artist of the Year

  • The Isley Brothers
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Rascal Flatts

Casino Entertainer of the Year

  • Clint Holmes
  • Little Anthony and The Imperials
  • The Tenderloins