While most Las Vegas casinos have reopened since the shutdown, a notable straggler has finally announced a reopening date.
Tropicana Las Vegas will reopen Sep. 1, 2020.
Tropicana has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The resort will open with safety protocols which have now become standard in Las Vegas casinos: The hotel and casino will be limited to 50% capacity, and social distancing and mandatory masks will be in place as well.
Several of Trop’s restaurants will be opening with the resort, including Robert Irvine’s Public House (meh), Red Lotus Asian Kitchen (also meh), Bacio (haven’t tried it yet) and Oakville Steakhouse (excellent).
Tropicana recently sold itself (Penn National Gaming) to itself (Penn’s real estate investment trust). It’s complicated, but the upshot is the “sale” ensured rent would be paid all Penn’s casinos across the country, including Tropicana, throughout the crisis.
Penn also owns M Resort, which opened June 4, along with most other Las Vegas casinos.
Penn has made no secret of the fact Tropicana remains up for sale, but reopen it shall.
We honestly never realized how much we miss the Tropicana until we heard it’s reopening, and September can’t get here soon enough.