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Daniele Ammannati Player Development Manager

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A native of Florence, Italy, Daniele (dan-yell-ee) immigrated to Tampa Bay, FL at the age of nine. In 2012, he moved to Atlantic City, NJ to make a career change from 10 years in the Financial Marketing industry to Player Development where he started as a Casino Host at the former Revel Hotel & Casino. In 2014, Daniele was hired as a Casino Host at the Seminole Classic Casino.  Since then, he’s been promoted to Executive Casino Host and in 2016 he became our Player Development Manager. Daniele’s main focus is to ensure that our loyal guests at Classic receive the best level of service! He also makes certain his team shares the same vision! Daniele’s hobbies include: skiing, traveling the world, and taking every opportunity to speak Italian with any fellow “paesano” he meets!  

Antony Nguyen Executive Host

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Antony “Tony” was born in Vietnam. He lived in Hong Kong and Canada prior to moving to Florida in 2004. He holds degrees from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Electronic Engineering and is also a graduate of the Casino Career Institute. He is fluent in Vietnamese and English and also speaks some Cantonese. Prior to joining the Classic Casino Host team in September 2013, he managed the daily operations of Edo Japanese Restaurant for 10 years. With over 20 years of experience in the guest service field, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the Classic family. Antony’s can do attitude, his warm welcomes and his comedic style are sure to make him a stand out!

Leslie Aguirre Executive Host

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Leslie came to South Florida from her birthplace of Nicaragua and she became part of the Seminole Classic Casino family in 2007. Leslie has extensive knowledge of casino operations, but she feels most at home working directly with our guests. In her free time, Leslie enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family. You can find Leslie on the casino floor providing guests with her personalized service. In addition to her ability to speak fluent Spanish, Leslie always goes out of her way to make sure guests enjoy their gaming experience customized to their specific interests.

Steadmond Smith Executive host

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Steadmond was raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.  After 20 years in Commissioned Retail and 10 years in Financial Services, Steadmond transitioned into Casino industry in 2015.  In that time, he has worked in VIP Services, Promotions, Casino Credit, and Player Development.   Steadmond is always friendly and always smiling; he is happy to give every guest the best “Classic” service!


Apradha Rampersaud Casino Host

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A native of Guyana, Apradha started working for the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 2014 as a Players Club Representative at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. One year later, she became a Slot Attendant and Slot Supervisor. In April 2018 she finally landed her dream career position as a Casino Host at the Seminole Classic Casino! Apradha feels the best part of working at Classic is meeting people from all walks of life and takes great pride in building long lasting relationships with each guest. When Apradha is not with her Classic Family, you can find her spending quality time with her loved ones.

Dawn Marie Paragone Casino Host

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Dawn Marie, originally from Long Island New York moved to South Florida at the age of nine. She worked at the Design Center of the Americas for 10 years and also designed jewelry for small businesses. She made her career change into the Casino industry over five years ago. She enjoys making her guests feel at home, is a great listener, and goes above and beyond to make your gaming experience a great one!

Jennifer Hernandez Casino Host

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Originally from Havana Cuba, Jennifer moved to South Florida at the age of three. She started working at Classic in 2012 as a server at our original Classic Buffet. Since then, Jennifer has worked as a Players Club Rep and in 2016 became a Casino Host. Jennifer enjoys socializing and assisting guests on the casino floor and they love her cheerful and bubbly personality! In addition to speaking Spanish, Jennifer is always eager to assist with whatever you need to make your experience at Classic an unforgettable one! In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time at the gym and with her family.


Samantha Negron Casino Host

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Originally from New York, Samantha moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 15. Throughout her career, she’s held various positions in Customer Service. In 2014, Samantha found her true passion at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA where she became a Casino Host. In 2018 she moved down to South Florida to continue her career in Player Development at Classic! Samantha’s sense of humor and bubbly personality is what keeps bringing her guests back to visit! When Samantha’s not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

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