Chubby Checker Honored at Casino Entertainment Awards

Singer and dancing legend of the 1950s and beyond, Chubby Checker (l.) was honored October 10 as Casino Entertainer of the Year. The award was presented at the Global Gaming Expo’s sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards.

Chubby Checker, one of the icons of early rock ‘n roll, was honored October 10 as Casino Entertainer of the Year at the sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards, which were presented at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Bill Engvail was named Casino Comedian of the Year and the Commodores were named Casino Musical Artists of the Year. The Righteous Brothers and Victor Drai were given the Casino Entertainment Legend awards.

Other CEA recipients included:

• Legends in Concert received the CEA for Casino Production Show of the Year.

• Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park was named Showroom/Theater of the Year.

• Battery Park at Hard Rock Sioux City received the Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year award.

• Monica Reeves, Director of Entertainment, Station Casinos, was named Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year.

• Scott Thomas, CEO, Buzz Entertainment, was named Independent Talent Buyer of the Year.

• Seth Shomes, Vice President and Head of the Casino Division at United Talent Agency, was named Casino Booking Agent of the Year.