Tropicana Closes and Set for Implosion

It finally happened. As the Tropicana closes in Las Vegas and plans are made for an implosion of the resort, we have information on how to grab a piece of history, cash in those chips and vouchers, and when the building will be coming down!

Even though the Tropicana is gone, that doesn’t mean it will be forgotten. In fact, many of the items still within the resort will either be auctioned off or donated to museums. And that’s all before any Tropicana implosion occurs this fall.

Hello friends, and welcome to This Week in Gambling. J Todd here, standing on the Las Vegas Strip, across from what’s left of the Tropicana. They closed down just a couple of weeks ago, and if you didn’t get a chance to come down and say goodbye, don’t worry… we have information on how you can still grab a piece of Tropicana history. Not only that, if you have any leftover casino chips or some of those gaming vouchers you’d like to cash in, we have you covered there as well.

As the Tropicana closes, rumor has it this site is going to be imploded sometime this year. The resort officially closed its doors at 3 am on April 2nd, just 2 days before its 67th anniversary. Leading up to the shutdown, the resort was busy working to save its history… teaming up with the Neon Museum, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and the showgirl Museum, all helping to preserve sentimental items.

Now, a 10 foot demolition wall will be built surrounding the property, stretching for over 5,000 feet and costing half a million dollars, all leading up to an October implosion. Plans have been to build a new professional baseball stadium on nine of the 35 Acres available, with the rest of the property earmarked for a new casino resort… perhaps even a brand new Bally’s Las Vegas. However, in recent weeks rumors have been circulating that Bally’s may actually sell the property in order to fund its Chicago casino project, which currently has an $800 million shortfall.

Now, before what’s left of the Tropicana is sold off or sent to a landfill you may be able to purchase a piece of Tropicana history all for yourself. International Content Liquidations is selling off items from the resort, including pool and patio furnishings, restaurant equipment, and furniture from guest rooms. This includes everything from flat screen TVs to bed sheets and towels, all the way to crystal chandeliers! If interested, contact International Content Liquidation.

Also, if you’re still holding any casino chips or slot tickets from the Tropicana, you have until July 31st of this year to cash them in. You can do so by visiting Oyo Las Vegas, which is located right next door to the Tropicana. Now while we do not know a specific date for an implosion of the site, we do know that permits have already been filed with Clark County by a demolition team seeking an Implosion Dust Control Operating Permit. More details should be made available this summer, and we will give you updates as soon as we have them, so stay tuned.

And finally this week, as Tropicana closes there was other news from Vegas. For instance, the brand new light show at Rio Las Vegas! A spectacular part of their ongoing renovations, with over three miles of LED lights programmed to perform amazing displays! You can watch the full 6 minute video of the brand new Rio Light Show when you visit our YouTube channel, or follow the link we’re leaving for you. Over the next several weeks my friends, we’re going to have updates on the Dream Las Vegas project, renovations taking place at Ellis Island Casino, plus a look inside the Rio, and some fun in and around Vegas that’s a little off the beaten path.


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