United States, Nevada, Las Vegas – 08-05-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Nine Casino Artists, Executives and Venues also will be Honored at Seventh Annual Casino Entertainment Awards in the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Motown’s ultimate soul diva Martha Reeves will receive a Casino Entertainment Legend Award at the seventh annual Casino Entertainment Awards (CEA) on Wednesday, October 16 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
Presented by Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the Casino Entertainment Awards are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executive and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Casino Entertainment Legend Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.
For more than five decades, Martha Reeves has reigned as one of the legendary stars to emerge from Motown. Evergreen hits with her iconic vocal group Martha and the Vandellas include “Come & Get These Memories,” “Heat Wave,” “Nowhere to Run,” “I’m Ready for Love,” “Jimmy Mack” and her signature, “Dancing in The Street,”which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Reeves is a member of the Rock & Roll, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Music, Vocal Group and Alabama Music halls of fame. A former elected council woman for the City of Detroit, she has been an advocate on behalf of musicians, session singers and recording artists for better wages and royalties.
Neil J. Miller, Executive Director of Entertainment, The Venetian and Palazzo Resorts (Las Vegas Sands Corp.) also will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award. For more than three decades, Mr. Miller has conceived, created and produced large-scale entertainment projects, shows and special events for casinos, theaters and theme parks worldwide. He has served as Director of Entertainment for Caesars World Inc. and National Vice President of Entertainment for Harrah’s Entertainment Corp and is currently Executive Director of Entertainment for The Venetian and Palazzo Resorts. He oversees a $50 million annual budget and the sale of 2.4 million tickets annually.
Casino Entertainment Awards will be presented to artists, executives and venues in nine categories in casino entertainment. Selected from more than 1,500 online nominations, 2019 CEA Award Nominees include:
Casino Entertainer of the Year
- Barry Manilow
- Peter Noone
- Dwight Yoakam
Casino Comedian of the Year
- Jeff Dunham
- Ken Jeong
- Piff The Magic Dragon
Casino Musical Artist of the Year
- Bad Company
- Frankie Moreno
- Clay Walker
Casino Production Show of the Year
- The Burlesque Show at The Borgata
- Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert
- Motown Extreme Review with The Las Vegas Stars
Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year
- Jennifer Dominique – Eldorado Resorts
- Jason Klug – del Lago Resort & Casino
- Christian Printup – Seneca Gaming Corporation
Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year
- Entertainment Hall – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
- The Music Box – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
- The Vine – del Lago Resort & Casino
Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year
- Sandia Resort & Casino Amphitheater
- The Theater – MGM National Harbor
- Westside Pavilion – Black Oak Casino Resort
Casino Booking Agent of the Year
- Charlie Davis – Paradise Artists
- Steve Levine – ICM Partners
- Seth Shomes – United Talent Agency
Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year
- Steve Gietka – SMG Entertainment
- Reed Glick – R Entertainment
- Candace Mandracia – Live Nation
Complimentary tickets will be available to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis (subject to availability) on October 15-16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Global Gaming Business Booth (#3701) on the G2E expo floor at Sand Expo.
About Global Gaming Expo:
Global Gaming Expo (G2E), presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions, is the largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America. The event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features new educational content that is fast – paced and actionable. Attendees will experience firsthand the new products and innovative technologies showcased on the expo floor. G2E has everything you need for your casino floor and across your entire operation – from traditional casino fare to non-gaming amenities and digital products – G2E is where business growth is accelerated.
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.
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