The Tropicana Casino Resort in Las Vegas officially announced its closing date earlier this week.
The Tropicana will close its doors for good on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. That’s two days before the longtime Las Vegas Strip landmark would have celebrated its 67th anniversary.
The announcement was made to staff via an internal memo that was later shared on a local X account. The memo read, “Our expected closing date is April 2, 2024. In the interim, we will begin to close out all hotel bookings and relocate all reservations booked for April and beyond.”
The memo also confirmed plans for the Tropicana to be demolished to make was for the future stadium home of the Oakland Athletics when the baseball team moves to Las Vegas. No official date for the demolition was released, but it is expected to be sometime this summer, with the new ballpark scheduled to be completed by 2028.
The closing date, April 2, has been rumored for some time after the Tropicana website stopped accepting hotel reservations past April 1.
The Tropicana was originally conceived by Ben Jaffe and opened in 1957. It cost $15 million which at the time was the most expensive Las Vegas casino resort ever built.
Throughout its history the Tropicana has had many connections to organized crime, including the Luciano crime family in its early days. It was a popular hangout spot for Hollywood stars but lost its luster when newer more elaborate casino resorts began to be built in Las Vegas in the 1970s.
In the 70s a new hotel tower was constructed, and a skimming operation run by the Civella crime family was uncovered. This was the inspiration for the move Casino directed by Martin Scorsese in 1995.
In 2015 Penn National Gaming purchased Tropicana for $360 million. In 2020 Penn sold the land the casino sits on to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. Penn would continue to operate the Tropicana until 2022 when they sold it to its current owner Bally’s for $148 million.
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