Entertainer, Brian Thomas, one of the premier mini entertainers in Las Vegas, is announcing his departure from his decade-long legacy role as Lucky, the Leprechaun, with the Caesar’s Entertainment and O’Sheas Casino, located at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and LINQ Promenade. In his recognized role, Thomas created a substantially large, loyal customer and star struck fan base, with his St. Patrick’s Day, “Year of the Leprechaun,” New Years Eve and key event celebrations, generating millions of dollars, in earned media, for the properties.
“I am thankful for my time with both Caesars Entertainment and with O’Sheas Casino. It has been my honor to represent such a prestigious brand. Caesars Entertainment has allowed me to create a brand for our guests to enjoy and come to love. I will miss my co-workers and most of all, putting smiles on faces to our loyal customers who look forward to their signature events every year, says entertainer, Brian Thomas. “I personally want to thank the Caesars team, Mr. Gary Selesner, Eileen Moore, Celena Haas-stacey, as well as Jay Latimer, for allowing me to represent the greatest brand in the gaming industry today, for fifteen fun-filled years. I am looking forward to my next chapter in this vibrant City, that I am proud to call home. It is exciting to see the growth of sports to our entertainment capital of the world. Let’s hope somewhere over the rainbow, includes a hockey puck, a football, or maybe an Octagon for me!”
Born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Thomas became a successful business owner, at an early age and owned his own company, Short Circuit Mobile. Soon, he followed his passion and moved to Vegas, for a warmer climate and a chance to be an actor, where he quickly landed Marketing / emcee positions with both the Aladdin Hotel / Planet Hollywood, including Atmosphere Greeter to Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at New York-New York, stepping stones to his career. In 2006, after being sought out by the Caesars Entertainment team, he gave up his jobs to become the new face and personality of the popular Vegas hotspot, O’Sheas Casino.
In 2017, Thomas expanded his role as the official spokesperson as general manager and nightlife manager for Las Vegas’ favorite party destination. With his business savvy expertise, he oversaw the operations and success of O’Shea Casino’s 5,000-square foot space, 11 table games, 15 video poker spaces, 16 beer pong tables, and 3 bars – Lucky Bar, Dublin Up Bar and the outdoor Blarney Bar.
In response to his choice of profession and attitude, “I treat myself as a businessman and embrace these fortunate opportunities; no matter how big or small. You know the saying, ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’…being a little person in this day and age, you have to have thick skin, because society can be cruel at times, and they can treat you like more of an object, than a human. Growing up, my parents always treated me the same as my brothers (of normal stature), we had the same chores and expectations; it never dawned on me, it should have been any other way. They taught me to respect and accept others for how they are, at a very young age,” continues Thomas. “I want to be a positive role model and prove to others that anyone can do anything; if you just believe and never give up. I am fifty-four years young, four-foot-one and living my dreams, with no regrets. Life is too short and so am I (LOL!).”
In addition to styling the green shiny wardrobe as a leprechaun, Brian Thomas also coined the name, the “The Mini-ster®” and is recognized by the State of Nevada, Clark County, and Las Vegas, as an official Wedding Officiant. In these dynamic roles, the magnetic personality, also appeared in national advertising campaigns, including “Mini-Gene” (for Gene Simmons) with both brands, Kiss Monster Mini Golf® and Monster Mini Golf®.
Over his robust and lively years in the entertainment circle, Thomas has shared the stage with celebrities such as, Pat Morita (a.k.a. Mr. Miagee), Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Criss Angel, Louie Anderson, and Pat Cooper. He has also performed with the iconic rock band, Motley Crue during 2012 Las Vegas residency, the son of “Mr. Blue Eyes” himself, Frank Sinatra Jr., and shared the stage with pop singers, Flo Rida, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), and Mark McGrath. He is the CEO of his company, Vertically Limited, LLC and continues to perform voice-overs and make appearances in shows and events, across the nation.
For more information on Brian Thomas, visit the website at: www.brianthomas.tv.