For Immediate Release

Thu, Mar 28, 2019


Stacey McNeill




 Evansville, IN (October 10, 2017)  After nearly 22 years, operating as Indiana’s first riverboat casino, Tropicana Evansville is scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new 75,000 square-foot land-based casino and entertainment facility on October 20, 2017 at 10AM CST.

From the spectacular multi-colored light panels on the casino’s exterior along Riverside Drive to the interior’s shimmering beaded ceiling features, everything about our Evansville hotel’s new land-based casino and entertainment facility will provide guests with a world-class gaming experience.

The new Indiana casino encompasses 45,000 square-feet of gaming space on one level and is easily accessible from either of Tropicana Evansville’s two first-class hotels, the parking garage and the executive conference center.

The casino floor, covered in a rich, vibrant multi-colored pattern, will feature 1,175 slot games, in a myriad of themes and denominations from a penny to $100. Table players will find a variety of games on over 30 live tables including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, High Card Flush and Criss Cross Poker. A dedicated Poker Room will offer an exclusive gaming experience and players wishing to take winning to a new level will enjoy the High Limit Room which features a full bar.

The grandeur of the casino floor is only rivaled by a spectacular high-tech video wall display spanning 150 yards in length and showcasing a series of graphic masterpieces throughout the day and night.   Visitors will also find new contemporary wayfinding signs and attractive digital displays highlighting property promotions and entertainment and dining options.

Included in the $50 million land-based project are two new restaurants and a new entertainment lounge which will open with the casino on October 20.

Tap House restaurant & bar will serve lunch, dinner and late night menus and will provide guests with a new and convenient dining option.

“We are extremely excited to be able to offer our guests an upscale, yet casual dining experience just steps away from their favorite games. We’ve not been able to do this in our 22 years of operating on the riverboat,” says John Chaszar, General Manager of Tropicana Evansville.

The Tap House menu will include an impressive list of popular dishes with bold new flavors such as a wild Alaskan Silver Salmon salad, tender smoked pork Tacos de Carnitas, a 12-ounce center cut Black Angus ribeye steak, Louisiana BBQ shrimp with jalapeno grits and a create-your-own burger with a variety of cheese, meat and vegetable options.

The main dining room seats 176 and some will get an up-close view of Executive Chef, Chuck Subra and his culinary team in action through a large louvered opening into the kitchen. Lunch and dinner are served daily starting at 11AM and a late night menu is offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 11PM – 2AM.

Of course, this Evansville restaurant’s name is the key feature of this outlet. An impressive 36 tap handles will pour a rotating selection of seasonal beers, half dedicated to Indiana and tri-state regional favorites. At the bar, guests will be able to see available beer choices through SteadyServ® digital technology which also monitors barrel volume and freshness dates.

“Tap House is the first bar in the region to utilize this type of system and we believe beer lovers will appreciate how SteadyServ® will enhance their experience here,” says James White, Director of Food & Beverage at Tropicana Evansville.

Tap House will also offer a wide selection of fine wine and premium liquor. Bar hours are 7AM – 2AM daily. For special occasions and business gatherings, Tap House offers a private dining room for approximately fifty people which may be reserved in advance. Tap House guests must be 21 years of age and smoking is not permitted in this restaurant.

Tropicana Evansville will soon be home to downtown Evansville’s only 24-hour restaurant, The Deli.

“The Deli is unique because of its convenience. Not only will visitors to our casino enjoy it, but our hotel guests and downtown residents will find it handy too,” says John Chaszar.

Authentic New York-style fare will be served in a bright and inviting contemporary setting of white tile and modern wood accents amid an array of stylish light fixtures. Digital menus display a variety of options including hot and cold deli sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, polish sausage, personal pan pizza, fresh vegetable and fruit salads, and soup. Sides include potato salad, Cole slaw, potato chips and whole pickles.

“The menu we created for The Deli is a big step above your average sandwich shop. That’s because we’re only using Boar’s Head® meats and cheeses. The pastrami and Swiss on wheat berry Vienna bread, the corned beef Reuben on rye with sauerkraut, the Philly cheesesteak made with Angus beef, and the spicy Italian-style beef are just a few of the generous, mouth-watering specialties you’ll find here,” says James White.

A special “grab & go” menu provides faster service, including donuts, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, cheesecake, bagels and an assortment of candy bars.

In addition to Coca-Cola® products, hot and cold coffee drinks will be served at The Deli including Americano, espresso shots, lattes, mochas, caramel macchiatos, cappuccinos, frappes, chai and tea.

The Deli will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for guests of all ages. The Deli’s grill will be open daily from 10AM – 2AM. Seating is provided for up to 36 people and carryout will be available. Smoking is not permitted inside The Deli. For menu details, visit www.TropEvansville.com

Located just off Tropicana Evansville’s new casino floor, is the ultramodern lounge and nightclub, 421. Guests can enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and bottle service in the lounge or take a seat at the stage bar where the staff will show off their “flair bartending” skills.

421’s state-of-the-art sound, light and video technology will take nightly live entertainment to a new level and featured DJs will play House, Dance and Techno music each Friday and Saturday, from 11PM to 2AM.

“We’ve put a lot of thought and preparation into 421. The lounge is already amazing but we’ve included a video wall as the backdrop for the stage to add more excitement. We’ll show music videos during the day and on Friday and Saturday nights, we’ll blow you away with an incredible video experience,” says Stacey McNeill, Director of Marketing of Tropicana Evansville.

Join the fun on October 20 & 21, 2017 when world-famous, St. Louis dance rock band, DRZHIVEGAS takes the 421 stage during the Grand Opening weekend. For two decades, DRZHIVEGAS has reigned supreme as one of the most beloved and hardest working dance rock acts in the United States. Now entering their third decade, performing over 200 shows a year, the DRZHIVEGAS legacy continues at the Grand Opening of 421. Show times will be at 7PM and 9PM each night.

421 is for guests 21 years of age and older and smoking is not permitted in the lounge. To see the entertainment lineup at 421, visit www.TropEvansville.com

To allow for the move from boat to land, the Tropicana Evansville Casino will be closed from Monday, October 16 at 6AM CST through Friday, October 20, at approximately 10AM CST.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a multi-million entertainment complex located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana. It includes a 2,700-passenger riverboat casino featuring over 1,000 slot games and 40 table games, including a dedicated poker room. Accommodations include the Tropicana Evansville Hotel with 233 Standard Rooms and 10 Suites and the Le Merigot boutique hotel with 90 Standard Rooms and 5 Suites. Additional features include a conference center, riverfront pavilion, gift shop, variety of dining and bar options, an entertainment district and a 1,660-vehicle attached parking garage. Tropicana Evansville’s new 75,000 square foot land-based casino and entertainment facility is scheduled to open October 20, 2017.  Must be 21 years of age to gamble. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9 WITH IT.

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TPCA) is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 7,166 employees, 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tropicana is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).  To learn more about Tropicana, visit www.Tropicanacasinos.com.

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