We appreciate our casino players and want to give them the time and attention they deserve. As one of our loyal GSReward members, Elite and Grand members are entitled to a personal Casino Host.  We have casino hosts on property ready to serve you, our guest and give you the GRAND experience you deserve. Please don't hesitate to contact VIP Services if we can be of service to you.

Allan Su

Vice President of Player Development/Asian Marketing

Allan was born in Saigon, Viet Nam. He and his family emigrated to Reno more than 35 years ago. While working in the gaming and hospitality industry he attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. Over the past 25 years he has worked in various casino, hotel and marketing departments and his fluency in Cantonese, Vietnamese, English and knowledge of Spanish has aided him in his career. Previously, he was the Director of International Player Development at the Peppermill and the Director of Table Games Marketing at the Eldorado. His experience and dedication is a welcome addition to the Grand Sierra Resort team. When he isn’t working, Allan enjoys working out, practicing Tae-Kwon-Do and spending time with his wife and two children.

Allan Su, Vice President of Player Development and Asian Marketing at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Mylin Rosales

Executive Casino Host

Mylin was born on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. She speaks Tagalog, Visayan and English. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business, she moved to Alaska pursuing a gaming career that ultimately brought her to Reno in 1998. Mylin was involved with slot operations before becoming a casino host. In 2007 she joined Grand Sierra Resort and Casino as an executive casino host. Today, Mylin lives with her two daughters - the loves of her life. She enjoys cooking, bowling, traveling and watching action movies.

Mylin Rosales, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Ken Matsuzaki

Executive Casino Host

Ken was born and grew up on the island of Hawaii. In the year 2000, Ken and his wife Diane relocated to Reno, along with their three dogs. Although Ken attributes his past work experience: hotel front desk clerk, VIP representative, leisure sales manager and casino host as contributing factors in his success as an executive casino host, he believes that the main contributing factor was his lifestyle growing up on the islands. Ken’s hobbies include golf, fishing, traveling and landscaping. Aloha!

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T.C. Rahme

Executive Casino Host

T.C. has been in the casino business for 34 years. His early career was in the pit, before deciding to pursue a career in Casino Marketing. He has been an executive casino host for the Peppermill, Atlantis, and the Nugget. T.C. enjoys baseball, football, golf, swimming, and singing. T.C. just made his 2nd CD & enjoys showing off his voice during our VIP New Year’s Events - just try to stop him from singing. If you’re looking for a fun host T.C. is your man, so call or email and he’ll be happy to get you set up for your next visit.

T.C. Rahme, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Barbara St. John

Executive Casino Host

Barbara was born in Brooklyn and raised in Tucson. While attending the University of Arizona, she came to Reno in 1966 for a summer job and fell in love with the town and the casino industry. Her experience ranges from food and beverage, poker, marketing, event coordinator and finally to her current position as Casino Host. She has traveled to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Costa Rica. Barbara’s hobbies include golf, bowling, traveling, Mah Jongg, driving her ’66 Mustang, relaxing on a beach and spending time with her daughter.

Barbara St. John, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Sumona Islam

Executive Casino Host

Sumona joined the GSR team as an Executive Host in January 2012 with extensive Hosting, Player Development and Gaming Management experience. She moved from Bangladesh to the United States to study Computer Science. However, she realized she was more a people person than anything else, changing her major and earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. Sumona was recruited by Harrah’s, beginning her new career in the gaming industry. She loves reading, travelling and any outdoor activities.

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Ron Pedrotti

Executive Casino Host

Ron was born in the wine country of northern California. He has been in the gaming industry for more than 34 years holding a number of positions from change person, pit supervisor, to Executive Casino Host and Casino Shift Manager. Ron enjoys spending time with his two sons, building and collecting classic cars, camping, fishing, and golf…well, at least chasing the ball around.

Ron Pedrotti, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Larry Rosborough

Executive Casino Host

When it takes nine years, college can get expensive. Larry worked his way through college by dealing blackjack at various properties in Reno and Las Vegas. While at the University of Nevada, Reno he spent three years as the Wolf Pack mascot. Larry was recently promoted to Executive Host from Casino Manager. If you like a well-educated, funny Host, Larry is your guy. Call him to set up your next trip or golf package.

Larry Rosborough, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Darrel Williams

Executive Casino Host

Darrel was born and raised right here in the Biggest Little City where he attended the University of Nevada, Reno on a full ride academic scholarship. With 20+ years of casino and nightclub hosting experience, Darrel brings a whole new dynamic to Casino Marketing. “I love the fact that Grand Sierra is moving towards a Vegas-style property here in Reno and I have found my niche here.” Darrel enjoys all sports, but you can find him on the golf course on his days off. If you are looking for someone who can plan your weekend, golf groups, or a serious night of gaming, call Darrel anytime.

Darrel Williams, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Julio Perez

Executive Casino Host

Julio has been in the Reno area for 30 years. After working in the casino industry for more than 20 years, one thing is for sure, Julio likes people and it shows. He prides himself on providing his personal best to each and every guest, creating a memorable and unique experience when visiting the Grand Sierra Resort. Julio studied casino marketing at the University of Nevada, Reno and has risen through the ranks in the casino industry. He enjoys mountain sports, golf and water sports. Please call Julio for your next VIP experience.

Julio Perez, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Leslie Barnett

Executive Casino Host

Leslie has been in the Casino Marketing/Player Development division of the Grand Sierra Resort since 1998 (even before it was the GSR). Having held an Executive Casino Host position throughout her tenure, her main focus is to deliver first class service with each and every guest by creating a personalized VIP gaming experience. Leslie enjoys traveling, wine tasting, sports and music festivals.

Leslie Barnett, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Antonette Pollock

Executive Casino Host

Antonette was raised in Las Vegas and has been in the Reno-Tahoe region for two years. Previously, she worked for the Tropicana in Las Vegas and most recently was a Casino Host at the Nugget here in Reno. Antonette enjoys golfing (though admittedly she isn’t very good) as well as whiskey and wine tasting. She is a fierce fashionista and a shoe fanatic.

Antonette Pollock, Casino Host at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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