Taking in a show at The Show, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. (Courtesy Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage)
As more tribal casinos become destinations for high-level stars and shows are more often expected to generate profits as well as draw gaming customers, VenuesNow spoke with three casinos from different regions about the climate for attracting acts and fans to their live entertainment venues.
We also talked to Tom Cantone, who it’s been said revolutionized the casino business in 1985 when he booked Eddie Murphy at the Sands in Atlantic City, starting the trend of bigger stars performing in casino venues. Cantone, Mohegan Sun vice president of sports and marketing, discusses his 35-year career and how he helped shape what we know today as a casino act.
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