- Tropicana Las Vegas is planning to reopen on September 1, initially with limited amenities.
- The Tropicana closed in mid-March as Nevada governor Steve Sisolak ordered the shutdown of the state’s gaming industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Tropicana’s reopening date is nearly 24 weeks after the date they shut down.
Even as COVID-19 cases are spiking in Nevada another Las Vegas gaming property has announced reopening plans. The Tropicana Las Vegas has posted information on their website indicating plans to reopen at 10 AM Pacific on Tuesday, September 1. The Tropicana closed in mid-March along with the rest of Nevada’s gaming industry as Governor Steve Sisolak sought to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tropicana reopening statement from Assistant General Manager Mike Thoma indicates that ‘the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being’ at the time of the September 1 reopening. The Tropicana website indicates that Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus, Bacio, Oakville, Starbucks, and the Food Court will be available dining options. The pool will be open as will the spa (with limited offerings).
The property indicates that operation will be in line with a long list of social distancing/health and safety guidelines, many of which have been mandated by the state. Social distancing will be strictly enforced with the gaming floor limited to 50% occupancy. Gaming machines will be reconfigured to meet these requirements. Anything resembling a special event or promotion will remain suspended–the statement indicates no live music, entertainment, convention or banquet services. Additionally, there will be ‘no large drawings, tournaments or special events’. The valet parking will also remain closed. Employees will be required to have their temperature checked prior to their shift and anyone in a public area of the property will be required to wear a mask.
Assistant GM Thoma said that the Tropicana team is looking forward to getting back to business:
“We are very excited about the planned reopening. The ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remains our top priority.”
Penn National Gaming continues to operate the Tropicana though the property’s real estate assets were sold to Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. in early April. Penn National also operates the M Resort on the far south end of Las Vegas Boulevard. M Resort reopened on June 4.