On April 18, 2014, the representative of a few select celebrity impersonators stated that these "celebs" are helping Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The party-like event is in mid-swing from April 17-18 and is being held in Tucson, Ariz.
Celebrity impersonators will be present at both the Tucson and Sahuarita locations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Thursday, “Cher, Madonna, Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro” impersonators were at the Tucson location, and “The Rat Pack with Marilyn Monroe” impersonators were at the Sahuarita location.
On Friday, the impersonators switched locations, with “Cher, Madonna, Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro” at the Sahuarita property and “The Rat Pack with Marilyn Monroe” at the Tucson property. The impersonators will be walking the casino floor, handing out beads and giveaways, and available for photos as well.
According to the agency rep these lookalike celebs are the best of the best, and they have all worked the Las Vegas market appearing in major strip hotel shows and also at special events. Many have even traveled the world representing their character. They all keep a full calendar and were delighted with the invitation to appear at Desert Diamond Casinos’ 30th Anniversary Celebration.
“What better way to celebrate than with a star-studded lineup of ‘celebrity’ guests! Don’t miss your chance to join in the fun with our impersonators and get a free portrait done by master caricature artists.” - Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise
The group is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment are located at three locations in Southern Arizona. They are Tucson, Sahuarita and Why.
Some of the "celebs'" real names are Robert Nash as Robert DeNiro, Coty Alexander as Madonna, Janice Sands as Cher, Janet Valentine as Marilyn, Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank, Mark Verabian as Dean, Kenny Jones as Sammy, and Dennis Keogh as Sean Connery.