Pop music icon Tony Orlando was named Casino Entertainer of the Year this evening at the fourth annual Casino Entertainment Awards (Pictured: CEA Winners Tony Orlando and Brenda Lee).
Presented by Global Gaming Expo’s (G2E), the Casino Entertainment Awards, are the only awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.
Three Dog Night was named Musical Artist of the Year and Gabriel Iglesias 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.
Grammy Hall of Famer Brenda Lee and Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Sports at Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority, were presented with Casino Entertainment Legend awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.
The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino was named Showroom of the Year. Thunder Valley Amphitheatre at Thunder Valley Casino Resort won Amphitheatre of the Year.
Other winners included: Angela Gozzi, Entertainment Manager at Resorts World Casino New York City, named Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year; Billy Brill, President of Billy Alan 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.