Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Closed

An iconic Las Vegas Casino is now closed for good, and it won’t be long before the property is demolished as well. The Tropicana Casino closed for good on Tuesday, April 2nd, and it was one of the oldest properties on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Tropicana Las Vegas was close to celebrating 67 years on the Strip, but it just wasn’t generating as much interest as it had in the first few decades. The Sahara is now the oldest property on the Strip, and it could eventually be closing its doors as well. 

The reason that these older casinos are no longer as popular as they once were is that massive casino resorts have simply passed them up. The Tropicana Las Vegas is going to be demolished so that a new Major League Baseball stadium can be built on the site. 

Bally’s Corp was the owner and operator of Tropicana Las Vegas, and it does have plans to explore other options in the city. Major League Baseball has already approved the move to Las Vegas from Oakland, but there is still more work to be done. 

Frequent visitors of Las Vegas will have plenty of stories to tell of experiences as Tropicana Las Vegas, but it’s nothing new to see old properties close down. 

Saving Some Memories

Bally’s Corp is looking to keep the memories of Tropicana Las Vegas alive, and there are some big plans in place. Several artifacts are going to be sent to the Neon Museum, including a replica of the famous “Tropicana” sign. 

Bally’s is also working with UNLV and the Showgirl Museum, and other artifacts could eventually be on display there. It’s unclear if the Athletics have any plans of displaying old artifacts if the stadium is indeed built on this site. 

There is a liquidation sale taking place as well, and that will allow fans of the Tropicana Casino to take home a piece of history. While none of the casino property will be included in this sale, there will be several pieces from the hotel. 

The hotel was another property that wasn’t seeing a ton of revenue over the past few years as better options emerged in Las Vegas. 

More Closing Information

Even though the news of this closure was made public a long time ago, it still could have snuck on those that don’t keep track of Las Vegas news. For those that still have chips from Tropicana Las Vegas, those chips can be exchanged at OYO Casino until July 31, 2024. 

The OYO Casino is located next door to the Tropicana Las Vegas, and the main cashier cage is where those chips can be exchanged. Bally’s has not yet announced if those chips will still be able to be exchanged after that date. 

Those with vouchers from slots or table games can mail those in, and a check will then be sent back with that cash value. Bally’s is planning to build new casino properties in other parts of the country, and this closure had nothing to do with finances. 


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.