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The Elite Team | Elite Casino Events

“I founded this company with a vision to create authentic, extraordinary casino night events, and it all begins with our Elite team. All of our team members have real-life casino experience and credentials, but it’s their winning personalities and ability to engage, entertain and educate guests that garner high-praise from our clientele.

When our casino dealers, showgirls, magicians, and candy girls ‘take the stage’ on event day you can rest assured the venue will be filled with joy and laughter! Our goal is to provide your guests with a wonderfully memorable experience, and we’ll work passionately to make that happen.” – Dawn Takacs 

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Meet Our Team

Dawn Takacs | Elite Casino Events

Dawn Takacs – CEO Elite Casino Events, LLC

Dawn has worked in both arenas for more than 30 years, casino and entertainment. It was only natural that she’d form her own company to bring together the best of both worlds! She has a passion for planning events, and it’s her personal touch that makes your event unforgettable. 

She is incredibly creative and loves sewing, small crafts and, designing beautiful things! These talents usually find their way to your event too!  She adores her poker playing hubby, and sometimes plays every now and then herself. Her idea of meditation is a long swim or relaxing poolside! But don’t be surprised to see her tap in on a gaming table either because she loves to deal blackjack and craps too! 

Billy Takacs | Elite Casino Events

Billy Takacs – Vice President, Elite Casino Events, LLC

Billy’s been playing poker for more than five decades, previous to poker as a kid he played gin for pennies! Billy’s initials are (B.E.T.), which is so ironic because he has been a gambler all his life! Whether it’s at the poker table, or the conference room table, Billy has been engaged in all sides of the casino industry. His casino career began as an avid poker player and ending when he retired as the Poker Room Manager.  It was then that Billy joined Dawn to build Elite Casino Events! Together they bring the expertise to make your event a 5-star party that everyone will rave about! Billy loves big-happy gatherings with family, cooking, playing poker tournaments, and shopping for bargains! 

Taren Moran | Elite Casino Events

Taren Moran – Art Director Elite Casino Events, LLC

Our talented mom of a kindergartener brings her graphic arts degree to work every day, creating the most fun, funky, and unique artwork for our clientele. Her talent and outstanding customer service skills make Taren an all-star team member for Elite!

Taren is handling everything from customer service inquiries to creating magnificent artwork for our themed decor’ and photo booth brands! She is so easy to work with, and our customers love how lighthearted she is when they ask for anything, even the most seemingly ‘silly questions.’ This mother of one brings a modern edge to our office with old school ethics. She loves mermaids, binge-watching her favorite shows, and playing with her spunky little boy!

Jessica Sandrock | Elite Casino Events

Jessica Sandrock – Administrative Assistant & Blogger

Jessica joined the team in 2019, and Elite has found many ways to use her many talents! She works in the office daily helping our clients get their event booked, and organizing the event details.

You might also find her onsite event day helping your guests find their inner star at the photo booth! She’s excellent with kids and loves to help them play dress-up with all the booth’s props! One of her strengths is writing, and she has a love for photography too! Because of her passions, we’ve assigned her to write our casino party blogs! So she might pop in, snap a few pics and then showcase your event, (with your permission of course), in her next blog! Jess loves trying new foods, traveling, and discovering new ways to do things! 

Crystal Brenneman | Elite Casino Events

Crystal Brenneman – Brand Ambassador

Crystal has been with us for six years now, and she is a star in every way! She began with us working as a brand ambassador, helping our charity clients maximize their fundraising goals with her charm! Soon she became our second showgirl, bringing that infectious smile of hers to every elite event!

After six years, she developed her skills to hone in and know exactly how to boost those fundraisers beyond clients’ expectations; or make any party epic! Besides helping your guests find their inner diva at one of the tech-savvy photo booths, Crystal also writes blogs based on her experience with Elite!  She loves running, crafting, sewing, and recently she just became a nurse after five long years at Pitt University, where we first met this doll-face!

Olivia Mae George | Elite Casino Events

Olivia Mae George

OMG! Yes, this is what we call our little dare-devil Olivia who loves to sky-dive, zip-line, ski, and do anything with a risk factor! If you meet her, you’d never expect this quite reserved girl to be such a fan of all that is a fear given rush!

Olivia is also one of our gorgeous showgirls, candy girls, and the person crashing your pics at the photo booth! She adores the silliness of it, and she’s an expert at helping you overcome your ‘photo-phobia!’ OMG! has been on the team since 2017, and she’s played multiple roles on set in a few of our branded videos! Imagine that! She also is often the person showing off our event images on Instagram to inspire you!

Pittsburgh Charity Events

5 Star ReviewsWe worked with Elite Casino Events to implement our casino-themed fundraiser called “Chips for Children.” The event was a huge success, in large part to the incredibly professional, fun, and captivating entertainment provided by Elite Casino Events” – Lindsay Dawson, Outreach Coordinator Ronald McDonald Charities Morgantown 

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