MASHANTUCKET, CT – Tom Cantone, the Vice President of Entertainment at Foxwoods Resort Casino since 1998, has been named Vice President of Marketing for the Connecticut gaming resort.
Bob DeSalvio, the casino's Executive Vice President of Marketing, made the announcement and told CelebrityAccess that Cantone's responsibilities now include casino promotions and the Wampum Club, in addition to entertainment-related activities. DeSalvio said that "Tom has been an integral part of the management team for four years, assisting Foxwoods in achieving its leading position within the gaming entertainment industry," and "In his new position, Tom will be responsible for a broad range of activities that are all designed to maximize visitation to Foxwoods."
Cantone, a veteran of the casino, entertainment, theme park and hotel/resort industry, is known as an innovator who has been widely credited with revolutionizing casino entertainment while working at Atlantic City, bringing in non-traditional acts to make their casino debuts. Since the beginning of this year at Foxwoods Cantone is already credited with breaking and debuting such artists as Macy Gray, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams and the list goes on and on.
At Foxwoods, he has taken entertainment to a higher level by increasing the variety and diversity of new acts. Most recently, he has developed the creation of the B.B.King Dance & Nite Clubs, along with significantly increasing the number of new acts debuting at Foxwoods, widely known as the entertainment capital of New England.
Cantone told CelebrityAccess "This is a unique place with a great group of team members that makes a difference," Cantone said. "I'm really pleased to be part of the number one gaming resort operation in the world."
In his new role, Cantone is also responsible for coordinating entertainment and promotion activities with other marketing areas, which include Player Development, Hosts, Advertising and Special Events.
Cantone formerly served as Corporate Vice President of Entertainment for all three Trump properties in Atlantic City and was the Vice President of Entertainment, Promotions & Advertising for the Sands in Atlantic City.