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Curtain Closes on Tropicana Las Vegas: An Era Ends on the Strip

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, April 2, 2024 11:14 am

Las Vegas, NV – The iconic Tropicana Las Vegas shut its doors for good at noon on Tuesday, marking the end of an era on the Las Vegas Strip. For nearly 67 years, the Tropicana has served as a landmark destination, welcoming countless visitors and etching itself into the history of this vibrant city.

A Nostalgic Farewell

The final days were filled with a bittersweet sentimentality. Longtime residents and tourists alike flocked to the casino for one last glimpse. Many took selfies with the famed Tropicana sign, capturing memories of a place that held a special place in their hearts.

Memories Made: Reflecting on the Tropicana’s Legacy

Locals reminisced about cherished experiences at the Tropicana – from childhood visits with family to attending shows like “Rock the Vault,” “Legends in Concert,” and the “Laugh Factory.” They spoke fondly of simpler times in the arcades, where classic coin-operated games provided countless hours of entertainment.

“It’s a classic. It has a lot of history in Las Vegas,” said Las Vegas resident Carmen Pelegrino. “I’ve been coming here since I was a kid in the 90s. My mom would bring me here all the time.”

One Last Gamble: Players Seek a Final Score

Gamblers packed the casino one last time, hoping to leave with a piece of Tropicana history in the form of a big win.

“We wanted to be part of a legend and see this legendary casino close,” said California resident Edward Palwick, a lucky winner on his final night. “I actually left a winner. I won $75 playing on that slot machine, which I’ve never done before.”

A Final Chapter: Witnessing the Close

California resident Will Ross may have walked away with a more symbolic prize. He became the last person to cash out at the Tropicana casino, receiving a mere $4 that he plans to frame as a memento of this historic occasion.

A Farewell, But Not Forgotten

While the casino floor is now a memory, the Tropicana Hotel remains open until noon today, accommodating the final guests checking out of their rooms.

The Tropicana’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through the countless stories and memories it has fostered over the years. As one chapter closes, another begins – a future development project will rise on the Tropicana’s former footprint, ushering in a new era on the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip.

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