Casino Entertainment Awards

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Nine Casino Artists, Executives and Venues also will be honored at Sixth Annual Casino Entertainment Awards in the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 

Complimentary tickets will be distributed to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis on October 9-10 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Casino Entertainment Awards Booth #5938. 

Platinum recording artists The Righteous Brothers – the first rock and roll act to perform on the Las Vegas Strip – will receive the Casino Entertainment Legend Award and casino nightlife icon Victor Drai – owner and operator of Drai’s Enterprises will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award. 

Casino Entertainment Awards also will be presented to artists, executives and venues in nine categories in casino-entertainment, including a new category this year for “Casino Production Show of the Year”. Selected from more than 1,000 online nominations, CEA final nominees include:

  • Casino Entertainer of the Year

    • Paul Anka
    • Chubby Checker
    • Donny & Marie Osmond
  • Casino Comedian of the Year

    • Bill Engvall
    • Piff The Magic Dragon
    • Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Casino Musical Artist of the Year

    • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
    • The Commodores
    • John Fogerty
  • Casino Production Show of the Year

    • Legends in Concert
    • Magic Mike Live
    • Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
  • Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year

    • Robyn Smith Levi – Boyd Gaming
    • Christian Printup – Seneca Gaming Corporation
    • Monica Reeves – Station Casinos
  • Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year

    • Beau Rivage Theatre - Beau Rivage Resort
    • Hard Rock Live - Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
    • Xcite Center - Parx Casino
  • Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year

    • Battery Park - Hard Rock Sioux City
    • Choctaw Grand Theater - Choctaw Casino Durant
    • Sandbar Stage - Red Rock Resort
  • Casino Booking Agent of the Year

    • Abby Wells Baas – William Morris Endeavor (WME)
    • Noël Largess – Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)
    • Seth Shomes - United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year

    • Steve Gietka - SMG Entertainment
    • Lori Otelsberg - Signature Entertainment
    • Scott Thomas - Buzz Entertainment

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