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Nate Pryer

Executive Casino Host

Born and raised in Topeka, KS by his grandparents, Nate is a proud alumnus of Washburn University. In 2011, he started his casino career here in the Kansas City market. Having quickly established himself, he was asked to help create a VIP Marketing Team at a casino in Louisville, KY. He joined the Penn and Hollywood family in 2018 as Casino Host. In his free time, Nate is an avid KC Sports fan, choosing to root on his favorites – KU Jayhawks, the CHIEFS, Royals and Sporting KC. 

nathan.pryer@pngaming.com

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Preston Payton

Casino Host

Originally from Evanston, IL, Preston spent over 35 years in the financial services industry, Administrative Services, Corporate Marketing and Claims Administration. In 2010, Preston “hit the jackpot” when he joined Hollywood Casino as a slot operations manager.  Today, as a casino host, you can find him creating amazing experiences for all guests, building relationships to ensure that each patron has a great time every time they’re at the casino. Preston has been married to the love of his life which seems like forever and has no spare time, thanks to two energetic grandkids, three kids (two who graduated from the University of Kansas, and one who graduated from Kansas State University; the sunflower state rivalry is real.)

 

preston.payton@pngaming.com

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Marrisa Ye

casino Host

Marrisa started her career at Argosy as a casino host, planning events for the Asian Market. She, now, has more than 22 years of casino experience. In 2012 Marrisa was chosen to help open Hollywood Casino and was transferred to Player Development. She was selected for the Empowering Women Award, IWD 2021. Marrisa became a graphic designer after she graduated from the Art college in Shanghai, China. She worked in the field of interior design, specifically for glass/mirror in Wien Austria. She loves nature, crafting, & traveling.

xuan.ye@pngaming.com

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Henry Cahill

casino Host

As soon as Henry turned 21, he began his career in the casino industry and has loved every minute of it. Prior to becoming a casino host, Henry worked as a bartender, a dealer and in player services. Although he has had a few jobs within the casino business, the host position has been his favorite! He enjoys betting on horse races during the summer and snowboarding during the winter. 

henry.cahill@pngaming.com

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Lea Villaverde

casino host

Lea joined the Hollywood team, in 2021, as a Beverage Server, where her personality and smile became instant hits with our guests. Originally from the Philippines, she began her career as a professional dancer on stage and television - she also was a model! She has lived and worked in amazing places like Dubai and Japan, and moved to the United States on April 1, 2014 (no fooling!). She is the very proud mother of her son, Kyle. She loves Japanese cuisine and, when she’s not flying around the casino floor, can be found dancing, eating, and watching (and singing) Disney movies. 

lea.villaverde@pngaming.com 

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Tyler McClure

casino host

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tyler is a scary movie and haunted house enthusiast. He has been to over 30 haunted houses (not the real ones) and is annual passholder of Universal Studios just so that he can go to Halloween Horror Nights. You can often find him anywhere crab legs are served as he’s a huge fan of seafood. He attended both Lindenwood University and JUCO.  He has two dogs – Jock and Zuul (yes, named after that famous Ghostbuster’s villain). Tyler’s gaming career started in 2021, here in the Kansas City market, and he quickly set a goal of being a Casino Host.  One year later, he made his dream come true.

tyler.mcclure@pngaming.com