Tom Cantone receives G2E's Lifetime Achievement Award

5 October 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Last week, the world's largest gaming industry expo, dubbed G2E, took place in Las Vegas and presented a very special recognition for Mohegan Sun's Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone. Cantone received the industry's first Lifetime Achievement Award for his visionary changes that revolutionized casino entertainment and its impact on how modern casinos market themselves today. Tony Orlando, this year's winner of Casino Entertainer of the Year presented the award to Cantone at ceremonies held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

"Tom's innovative leadership influenced every generation and introduced American Pop culture into the traditional programming of casino entertainment. It was and still is a revolution of how the creative marketing of talent opened the door for the next generation of stars, and paved the way for casinos to program what you are seeing today all over the world," said Tony Orlando. "He made it hip to play a casino and now all of today's mega stars make sure Mohegan Sun Arena is part of their tours, which in many cases, they start their tours there."

"I'm blessed with the best team in the nation and it is because of their creative skills and the support of my management team that we are able to enjoy these moments of recognition. This award belongs to everyone," said Cantone.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won Casino of The Year at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted Arena Of The Year at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.

Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for Casino of the Year. Mohegan Sun also won Casino of the Year in two categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. 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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