Tropicana Las Vegas displays names of employees and their years of serviceSummary

  • Over 700 Tropicana employee names will flash up this week.
  • The casino hosted a job fair last week for its employees to seek other positions.
  • The property is shutting down to make way for a new Oakland A’s MLB stadium.

The Tropicana casino is closing its doors in just a few weeks, leaving over 700 individuals displaced from employment. The casino is set to shut down on April 2 and has decided to honor its employees and help them find work.

This week, the casino will flash employee names on the casino marquee, and last week, individuals could attend a job fair to seek new employment positions.

Honoring the Employees

Starting today, the casino will flash the names of over 700 employees on the Tropicana resort marquee. The names will remain on the marque for two weeks as a tribute to those who have helped the casino see success.

The casino also plans to host an appreciation day for team members to show their appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the brand. Hundreds of people have worked at the Tropicana for quite some time, many with the company for several years.

Last week, Bally’s Corporation, the casino operator, hosted a job fair onsite. The casino brought in other resort companies in Las Vegas to help employees find new positions in the area.

Decades of Service

The Tropicana opened on April 4, 1957, and has remained a top casino in Las Vegas for decades. The property hosted casino services and will have offered over 1,400 guest rooms at the time of closure.

The casino will close on April 2, and the land will be used for the new home of the Oakland A’s as they move from California to Las Vegas. The project plans will cost $1.5 billion and see Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. add a Major League Baseball stadium to the land where the Tropicana once stood.

The stadium will have 33,000 seats and will come to fruition now that the A’s have permission to relocate to the area. It will be placed on nine acres of the 35-acre property. Plans to create a connecting resort are underway, but the process is far from starting. The resort will be named Bally’s Las Vegas and will provide a space for guests to stay overnight during A’s games and other events.

The Tropicana is close to its demolition date, as construction equipment started showing up as early as last week. All eyes will be on the site when the demolition begins, as the Tropicana was one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas and an iconic destination for many decades.

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Author Sadonna Price has been part of the online casino industry for over a decade, watching it develop and expand across the US. She enjoys playing online slots and table games, as well as Texas Hold’em.