Tropicana Las Vegas has recently announced that it will reopen on September 1, 2020, at 10 a.m. The casino was closed since mid-March because of COVID-19 concerns, like other casinos and hotels in Las Vegas.
The resort officials said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that they have been anxiously waiting for the day the hotel can welcome people back and resume operations. They have also made preparations in order to ensure that guests’ stay at the hotel will be as comfortable and safe as possible. The Tropicana Las Vegas is a famous casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Gaming and Leisure Properties owns Tropicana Las Vegas, and Penn National Gaming operates the casino. Also, note that it is a franchise of Hilton’s DoubleTree chain.
The coveted location at the corner of busy Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard is easily one of the casino’s best selling points. And, it is worth noting that it definitely does not hurt that the famous monorail stop of the neighboring MGM Grand is also within easy walking distance.
Between 1999 and 2005, the Tropicana was also the home of the prestigious Casino Legends Hall of Fame. As you can imagine, the facility displayed memorabilia and artifacts from hundreds of casinos. It also held notable induction ceremonies that honored prominent Las Vegas entertainers as well as gaming industry figures.
The sprawling facility offers guests 1,467 rooms, and a whopping 50,000-square-foot gaming floor. The hotel also has 72,000 square feet of exhibition and convention space.
For the first time in more than three months, dice will tumble, slot machines will beep, and cards will be dealt at Tropicana Las Vegas as the facility will reopen amid a COVI-19 pandemic that has considerably changed things inside as well as outside the casino walls.
Officials at Tropicana Las Vegas say they have coordinated with both the state and Gaming Control Board in order to strictly implement Phase II reopening protocols along with new and more stringent health and safety precautions to ensure public safety. As per the new policy, the casino floor will operate at 50 percent capacity to comply with statewide safety standards.
According to the official statement, a host of other safety measures and precautions will also be in place. For example, the casino will now install floor decals as well as signage to enforce social distancing protocols. And live music, conventions, tournaments, and entertainment will remain suspended. The casino officials say that they have been working with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and public health leaders to implement “comprehensive Phase II reopening protocols.”
Upon opening of the facility, available restaurant options for guests will include Red Lotus, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Oakville, and Bacio. The good news is that guests will not have to walk too far to find hand sanitizing stations on the casino floor. According to the casino’s website, both vendors and employees will have to wear safety masks and undergo regular temperature checks before their work shifts.