Seneca Gaming Corporation Names Monique Sebastian Executive Director of Entertainment

Innovative, creative leader has more than 20 years’ experience

Monique Sebastian, Executive Director of Entertainment, Seneca Gaming Corporation

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK: (December 13, 2023) – Seneca Gaming Corporation announced that Monique Sebastian, an executive with more than two decades of entertainment leadership experience in the gaming industry, has joined the company as Executive Director of Entertainment.

Sebastian will oversee the live entertainment schedule for Seneca Gaming Corporation, including artist bookings and performances in the Seneca Niagara Event Center and the Bear’s Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and the Seneca Allegany Event Center at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, along with outdoor performances at both resorts. In addition, Sebastian will enhance the properties’ entertainment offerings through new experiences and events.  Seneca Gaming Corporation’s venues have attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment over the past two decades.

“Monique is an inspiring, creative and innovative thinker, who will help elevate our overall entertainment offerings and experience to a new level,” said Melissa Free, Seneca Gaming Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We have world-class resorts that attract world-class talent. With Monique’s energy, vision and proven experience, we are excited to maximize our offerings and to stand apart as the preeminent live entertainment destinations in our region.”

Sebastian was most recently Vice President of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the largest gaming resorts in the United States. She oversaw all aspects of entertainment operations, including artist bookings, marketing strategies, calendar management, and ticket operations for all shows and venues. Under her management, Foxwoods booked such high-profile acts as Kevin Hart, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Jerry Seinfeld, and many others, and produced several groundbreaking music festivals. Sebastian spent 20 years at Foxwoods, holding several leadership positions in the Entertainment department over that time. A member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Sebastian graduated from Mercy University.

“I am delighted to be joining the incredible team at Seneca Gaming Corporation.  I am eager to elevate and achieve a dynamic and diverse entertainment program that brings together A-list performers and performances with cutting-edge concepts to deliver unforgettable experiences for our guests,” Sebastian said.

Seneca Gaming Corporation’s three properties – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino – offer a wide variety of live entertainment throughout the year. The Seneca Niagara Event Center and the Seneca Allegany Event Center can each accommodate up to 2,500 people and regularly present headline national music, comedy, live sports, and other performances and events. The Bear’s Den Showroom, an intimate 440-seat theater located inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, is one of the premier venues for live entertainment in Western New York. In addition, all three Seneca Resorts & Casino properties regularly present a full schedule of live local entertainment at their feature bars and lounges.

Performers who have taken the stage at the Seneca Resorts & Casinos venues in recent years include Miranda Lambert, Smokey Robinson, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Terry Fator, Amy Schumer, Elle King, Goo Goo Dolls, KISS, Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Craig Ferguson, Tracy Morgan, Jay Leno, Jon Lovitz, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Lionel Ritchie, Jackson Browne, Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, and LeAnn Rimes among others.


Seneca Gaming Corporation is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which operates the Nation’s Class III casino gaming properties.  Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the corporation has built and invested in the community at large by providing three premier gaming and entertainment destinations in Western New York:  Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, NY, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, NY, as well as the award-winning championship Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, NY.  Since 2002, the corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with approximately 3,000 employees across its three locations.  Seneca Gaming Corporation provides generous benefits including paid training, tuition reimbursement, paid free lunches, on-site health offices, employee discounts, and more.  Across all three world-class facilities guests are offered more than 5,100 slot machines, 125 table games, over 1,000 deluxe rooms and suites, luxurious spas & salons, award-winning fine dining, and high-end retail outlets. For more information, visit  

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