The Stars Come Out at Casino Entertainment Awards

Platinum Recording Artist Martha Reeves and Sands Exec Neil J. Miller will receive the Casino Entertainment Legend Award in Las Vegas on October 16. Nine casino artists, executives and venues also will be honored at the seventh annual Casino Entertainment Awards in the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Presented by Global Gaming Expo, the Casino Entertainment Awards are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives 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. Reeves is a member of the Rock & Roll, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Music, Vocal Group and Alabama Music halls of fame. A former elected councilwoman 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 also will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award. For more than three decades, 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 Venetian and Palazzo Resorts (Las Vegas Sands Corp.). He oversees a $50 million annual budget and the sale of 2.4 million tickets annually.

The 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-served basis (subject to availability) on October 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Global Gaming Business booth (3701) on the G2E expo floor at Sand Expo.

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