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Hello, my name is Mario Cardenas. I was born and raised in Blue Island, IL. Go White Sox!!! I started my career with Harrah’s Ak-Chin in 1994 as a Caesars Rewards Representative. I’ve worked in many capacities at Harrah's Ak-Chin including Casino Host, Player Development and Senior Executive Host since 2009. When I’m not at work, I love playing baseball with my son and golf with my father.



Welcome! My name is Rethema Jagow and I am truly a native of Arizona – born and raised! I'm a Native American Indian from the Maricopa Tribe located southwest of Phoenix. I began my career in the gaming industry in 1995 at Harrah's Laughlin and I've been with Harrah's Ak-Chin since 2003. During your next visit, I recommend trying the brussel chips and bruschetta at Oak & Fork. I absolutely love those dishes and I'm confident you will too. When I'm away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I look forward to making your next visit a memorable stay with Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino!



Welcome! My name is Mellitta Benning. I was born in Decatur, GA and raised in Detroit, MI. I have been a role model for Caesars Entertainment for ten years, and joined the Harrah’s Ak-Chin team in August 2007. I started as a light duty cleaner and I have been climbing the ladder ever since. I am currently working towards my CPA in accounting at Grand Canyon University. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Shaun and three beautiful children Samiya, Messiah and Amelia. I am no stranger to the entertainment industry! At an early age I began to dance and model for various local designers in my hometown of Detroit.  Entertaining is in my blood, and meeting new people is one way of learning about the world. I promise you will enjoy every aspect of Harrah’s Ak-Chin and I personally look forward to meeting you.



Hi, my name is Lisa Requena. I joined the Harrah’s Ak-Chin team in 2004. During my tenure, I have had the pleasure of serving our guests in the Range Steakhouse and Caesars Rewards. Now, I am honored to be part of the Senior Executive Casino Host team where I have more opportunities to provide memorable experiences to our valued guests. I am a rare Arizona resident from Casa Grande. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, taking venturous drives and trips.

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Megan Main

Hello, My name is Megan Main it is my great pleasure to introduce myself as your new Senior Executive Casino Host at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any requests you may have big or small. I am available to assist you with any room, restaurant, or event reservation at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, or any of our other Caesars Entertainment properties across the country! A little about myself I have worked at Harrah’s Ak-Chin since 2013. I have worked at the Hotel, Caesars Rewards, Transportation, VIP Host and now as a Senior Executive Host. I was born in Indiana and moved to Arizona in the 5th grade. I have been married for 10 years and have 3 little boys.Thank you for choosing to play at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, and I look forward to meeting you and learning about your interests on your next visit.

Gabriel Santa Cruz

Gabriel Santa Cruz

My name is Gabriel Santa Cruz a Senior Executive Host at Harrah's Ak-Chin. I have been with Harrah’s Ak-Chin for 11 years where I spent most of the time at Caesars Rewards Department where I worked 8 years as a supervisor. I look forward to assisting you with requests at Harrah's Ak-Chin.

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Daniel Main

Hello and Welcome!  My name is Daniel Main.  I am a native of the great state of Arizona, having been born and grown up right here in Maricopa. I have been a part of the Harrah’s Ak-Chin team since 2008. I started my career here as a valet parking attendant and have worked my way up to Senior Executive Host.  When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife Sarah traveling, going to D-Backs games, or relaxing at home. There is no greater feeling than helping put a smile on my guests face after a great visit. Please allow me to assist you make your next trip to Harrah’s Ak-Chin one to remember!

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Hello, my name is Stephen Kogutkiewicz. I have been with Harrah’s Ak-Chin for 2 years. In my free time you can catch me watching sports or spending time with friends and family. My goal at Harrah’s is to make it a unique experience for guests where they can have fun and enjoy each other's company. See you around!

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Welcome, my name is Ramon Diaz and I am your VIP Host. I was born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico A.K.A “I’ve been through there”.  Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed guest services and I can say that since joining the Harrah’s team in 2013, I have truly found a home for my passion! Outside of enjoying the company of Harrah’s guests, I enjoy the company of my beautiful wife, 2 kids and a pup named Niner.  My son is my favorite athlete, my daughter is my favorite artist and my wife is my best friend.  I love to coach, play multiple sports and I take any chance I get to have red or green chili on my food. On your next visit I recommend joining lady luck over at the Blackjack or 3 Card Poker tables with a refreshing drink. It is my pleasure to assist you in making your next trip to Harrah’s Ak-Chin an entertaining one!

Mary Lou Villa

MaryLou Villa

Hello, My name is MaryLou Villa. I am native to Arizona and raised in Tucson! I enjoy spending time with family and taking spontaneous trips to California! I had the honor to work at Caesars Rewards and pleased to provide customer service with a smile! Recently joined our amazing VIP Host team wishing I make your next visit a memorable one!