SOURCE: Plaza Hotel & Casino

Plaza Hotel & Casino

September 13, 2013 05:00 ET

1st Casino Entertainment Awards Nominees Announced

Official G2E Event to Be Held at Plaza Hotel & Casino Hosted by Louie Anderson

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) - Finalist nominees have been announced for the Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E, the only industry awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.

Emmy® award-winning comedian Louie Anderson will host the Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the historic showroom at The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. A celebrity red carpet and a private reception for nominees will precede the awards show.

Finalist nominees include:

Showroom/Theater of the Year   Arena/Amphitheater of the Year
The Show at Agua Caliente Casino   Mohegan Sun Arena
Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas   MGM Grand Garden Arena
The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun   Thunder Valley Casino Resort Amphitheater
Entertainment Executive of the Year   Independent Talent Buyer of the Year
Tom Cantone, Mohegan Sun   Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network
Robyn Smith, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi   Candace Mandracia, Live Nation
David Swift, Pala Resort & Casino   Michael Scafuto, The M&M Group
Booking Agent of the Year   Comedian of the Year
Jeff Howard, APA Talent & Literary Agency   Rita Rudner
Steve Levine, ICM Partners   George Wallace
Craig Newman, APA Talent & Literary Agency   Ron White
Musical Artist of the Year   Entertainer of the Year
Foreigner   Ronnie Dunn
The Oak Ridge Boys   Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rick Springfield   Motley Crue

The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E are an official event of the Global Gaming Expo, the world's largest annual gathering of casino entertainment executives, which is expected to attract 25,000 attendees Sep. 24-26, 2013, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

More information is available at

About the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Following a $35 million renovation, the Plaza Hotel & Casino offers a stylish and comfortable experience at a great value in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. At the Plaza, guests enjoy updated and modern accommodations and suites steps away from a spacious casino, downtown's only bingo hall and downtown's largest race and sports book. The renovations also included new restaurants, food court and bar options as well as a new line up of entertainment in the Plaza's classic 500-seat showroom. The iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino provides all of the modern conveniences while maintaining the friendly vibe and vintage Vegas traditions, earning it the distinction of being named "Best Downtown Hotel" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. For more information and reservations, visit Plaza Hotel & Casino.

About American Gaming Association
The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leader in organizing a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. In 2006 Reed brought together more than 6 million industry professions from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices. Reed's portfolio of more than 460 events services 52 key industry sectors.

Contact Information

    Clinton Billups
    Entertainment Manager
    Entertainment Arena at G2E 2013
    G2E -- Global Gaming Expo
    Phone: 702-837-1170

    G2E - The Global Gaming Expo
    The World's Largest Gathering of Casino Entertainment Executives
    Sep. 24-26, 2013, Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas

    Michele Marsee
    Director of Sales & Marketing