Pitbull, Ken Jeong and 98 Degrees Take Home 2020 CEAs

Casino artists, executives and venues nationwide were honored at the Eighth Annual Casino Entertainment Awards in a virtual livestream show. Pitbull (l.) was named Casino Entertainer of the Year.

Pitbull, Ken Jeong and 98 Degrees Take Home 2020 CEAs

Rapper, singer and record producer Pitbull was named Casino Entertainer of the Year at the eighth annual Casino Entertainment Awards (CEA), which were livestreamed last week as a virtual awards ceremony.

Comedian Ken Jeong was named Casino Comedian of the Year and musical artists 98 Degrees were named Casino Musical Artists of the Year.

Country music singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood and Live Nation-Concerts West concert promoter John Meglen were honored with Casino Entertainment Legend awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.

Other CEA recipients included:

  • Thunder From Down Under received the CEA for Casino Production Show of the Year.
  • Pechanga Theater at Pechanga Resort Casino was named Showroom/Theater of the Year.
  • Park Theater at Park MGM Las Vegas received the Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year award.
  • Chris Baldizan, Senior Vice President of Entertainment Booking and Development, MM Resorts International, was named Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year.
  • Leslie Master, Casinos Talent Buyer, Live Nation, 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.

The CEA livestream broadcast will be re-streamed this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21 and 22, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/5:00 p.m. Pacific on www.CasinoEntertainmentAwards.com.

Established in 2013, the CEA’s are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry nationwide.