SOURCE: Plaza Hotel & Casino

Plaza Hotel & Casino

September 05, 2013 18:52 ET

Plaza Hotel & Casino Will Host 1st Casino Entertainment Awards

Global Gaming Expo Will Honor Casino Entertainment Artists and Executives

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2013) - The first annual Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E will be presented Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m., in the classic showroom at The Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main Street, Downtown Las Vegas. Celebrity red carpet arrivals will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the awards show at 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Emmy® award winning comedian Louie Anderson, the awards will honor outstanding entertainment professionals in the nationwide casino industry, including: Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year, Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year, Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year, Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year, Casino Booking Agent of the Year, Touring Comedian of the Year, Touring Musical Artist of the Year and Casino Entertainer of the Year.

The awards are an official event of G2E, the Global Gaming Expo, the world's largest annual gathering of casino entertainment executives. G2E is expected to attract an estimated 25,000 attendees to Las Vegas during the last week of September.

G2E attendees with valid credentials will receive complimentary admission. Additional tickets for the public are available for purchase at the Plaza Box Office adjacent to the front desk or call 702-386-2507.

About Casino Entertainment Awards Host
Currently appearing at The Plaza Hotel & Casino at 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, awards host Louie Anderson made his national television debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and the rest is history. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Comic Relief," as well as Showtime and HBO specials have all elevated Anderson to a household name. Anderson has guest-starred in numerous sitcoms, television dramas, and feature film roles in "Coming to America" opposite Eddie Murphy, the classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and most recently co-starred on the ABC prime time reality show "Splash."

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 professionals 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.

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