PENN & TELLER TAKE TOP CASINO AWARD
Little River Band and Ron White Also Receive Awards
Magic duo Penn & Teller were named casino entertainers of the year last night at the Global Gaming Expo’s (G2E) third annual Casino Entertainment Awards.
Little River Band was named musical artist of the year and Ron White won comedian of the year at the awards ceremony held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the week’s G2E conference and tradeshow for the casino industry.
Charo presented Jerry Lewis with the Casino Entertainment Legend award. The iconic comedian first performed in Vegas showrooms in the early 1950s.
H. C. Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, also received a Casino Entertainment Legend award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.
The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino was named showroom of the year. AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol won amphitheater of the year.
Other winners included: Bob Rech, Director of Entertainment at Potawatomi Bingo & Casino, named casino entertainment executive of the year; Terrye Seigel, President of Terrye Seigel Productions, named independent talent buyer of the year; and Seth Shomes, Vice President and Head of the Casino Division at United Talent Agency, named casino booking agent of the year.
Presented by G2E and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Casino Entertainment Awards, are the only awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.
About Global Gaming Expo 2015
Global Gaming Expo 2015, the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as guests would experience them in a gaming-resort setting. This new effort will deliver a complete “end-to-end” solution to help casinos attract more guests, encourage them to stay and play longer, and increase revenue per visitor. The annual event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features keynote addresses by high-profile leaders from within and outside of the gaming industry.
The Global Gaming Expo takes place September 28 – October 1 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. For more information about the Global Gaming Expo 2015, please visit www.globalgamingexpo.com.