About Us – The Elite Casino Events Team
“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. Still, 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 event becomes 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, Elite Casino Events
The Elite Casino Events Team
Dawn Takacs – President
Dawn has worked in both arenas for over 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 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 – Vice President
Billy played poker for more than five decades; he played gin for pennies before poker as a kid! His initials are (BET), which is ironic because he has been a gambler all his life! Billy worked in every area of the casino industry, whether at the poker table or the casino conference table.
His casino career began as an avid poker player and ended 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 – unforgettable! Billy loves big-happy gatherings with family, cooking, playing poker tournaments, and shopping for bargains!
Taren Moran – Art Director
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 handles 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!
Amber Urbanek – Event Manager
Elite Casino Event’s event manager Amber sorts through all the logistics of your event. She coordinate’s with everyone involved to ensure that your party is on-point perfect. Amber has been with Elite for several years, and often you’ll find her event day as an event manager, as a casino dealer, or your silly photo booth attendant!
She has a mission to visit every casino and baseball stadium in the USA! Her loves are shopping, traveling, and spending time with her adorable little boy! Amber’s energetic naturally, and she loves a challenge! She’s an ‘ace’ on our team, and our clients adore and her enthusiasm!
Olivia Mae George – Brand Ambassador
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! she 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 is often the person showing off our event images on Instagram to inspire you!
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