The legendary Las Vegas casino Tropicana is closing in April to prepare for the Oakland A’s move

Tropicana Las Vegas is closing

The end of an era is near Tropicana Las Vegas has announced its expected closing date – April 2, 2024 – as the property, which opened in 1957, becomes the next future home of the Oakland Athletics.

Prominent Las Vegas X account @LasVegasLocally reported rumors of the expected closure on Monday morning and then shared an official memorandum from the casino.

The end of an era

Tropicana opened on April 4, 1957 and will close almost exactly 67 years later. The South Strip casino resort is owned by Bally’s Corporation and has already hosted the Bally Live Poker Stream (formerly Bally’s Big Bet Poker And Live on the bike) in the last few months. Within the next month or so the poker show will be moving to Trading casino in Los Angeles. Pokerstar Garrett Adelstein is expected to be a regular at the big games when the stream starts, which doesn’t yet have an official start date.

As for the casino, the property has certainly seen its better days. PokerNews recently visited Tropicana for one Bally Live Stream and noticed that there wasn’t much going on outside of the poker game. Only a limited number of players sat at slot machines and table games.

Tropicana does not have a poker room, but did briefly about a dozen years ago. The casino has rented Jamie Goldthat 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion will be the face of his brand new card room. Months later it was closed and replaced with slot machines. High-stakes poker player and Maverick Casino owner Eric Persson had planned to open a new poker room at Tropicana in October 2023, but the plans fell through.

But despite the lack of enthusiasm for the casino in recent years among tourists and locals, the Tropicana is an iconic Las Vegas hotel and one of the oldest existing casino resorts on the Strip. Only flamingowhich opened in 1946, has been in operation for some time.

Bally Live Poker will continue at Tropicana for the time being. On February 3rd, the stream will feature the return of David “Wiffer” Torfalong with a host of other high profile players such as Persson, Patrick AnthonyAnd Nikhil “Nik Airball” Arcot.

The property will soon be demolished in preparation for construction of a baseball stadium that will become home to the Las Vegas A’s, formerly the Oakland A’s, in 2027. This will be the second major professional sports franchise that the city of Las Vegas has acquired from Oakland. In 2020, the NFL’s Oakland Raiders moved to and play in Sin City Allegiant Stadiumwithin walking distance of the A’s future home.


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