Mohegan Sun Takes Home Two Casino Entertainment Awards At G2E Global Gaming Conference


Mohegan Sun Arena awarded Best Arena of the Year & Tom Cantone wins Entertainment Executive of the Year

Mohegan Sun took home two awards at the G2E Global Gaming Conference’s inaugural Casino Entertainment Awards in Las Vegas last night. Mohegan Sun won Best Arena of the Year, topping MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and Thunder Valley Casino Resort Amphitheater in Lincoln, California and Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone, took home the prize for Entertainment Executive of the Year.  Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den was also nominated for the Best Theater of the Year.
This was the first ever entertainment awards ceremony at the G2E with votes tabulated nationwide.
“Accepting this award is the pinnacle of recognizing the best entertainment team in the nation, who all have ownership of building our entertainment product into one of the elite programs and venues in the world” said Tom Cantone, Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment.
Cantone was recently named to Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment for Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania and Mohegan Gaming Advisors, managers of Resorts Hotel Casino in Atlantic City.
G2E – is world’s largest gaming event from 32 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. G2E is the premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry held Sept. 23-26, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #3 in 2012 and ranked it in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. Venues Today also named Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in mid-year Top Stops for 2013. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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