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TROPICANA EVANSVILLE ANNOUNCES 21st ANNUAL CHARITY TOURNAMENT

Evansville, IN – November 30, 2016

Since 1996, Tropicana Evansville has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season by hosting charity slot and blackjack tournaments in the month of December.  These tournaments are unique in that players’ entry fees are either a new toy valued at $10 or more, or $10 or more in cash.  The generosity of Tropicana Evansville’s players is exhibited through the many toys collected and money donated.  This year’s tournaments will be held Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4.

All proceeds benefit two area organizations, Salvation Army’s Toy Town and Santa Clothes Club. Tropicana Evansville has a 20-year history with both organizations and has donated more than 20,699 toys ($206,990 value) and $41,110 to assist them in their efforts over the years.

Please join Tropicana Evansville’s Sponsorship & Donations Coordinator, Kim Henning, Salvation Army Captain, Scott Strissel and President of Santa Clothes Club, Doug Duell for the announcement of this year’s charity tournament community contribution results on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:30AM (CST) in Tropicana Evansville’s riverfront pavilion.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 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, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,526 hotel rooms, 8,075 slot positions and 277 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority –owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).

 

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX JULY 19

Evansville, IN (July 11, 2016) – In an ongoing commitment to give players MORE, Tropicana Evansville will break ground on a new 75,000 square foot entertainment complex Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The new development will dramatically transform the 21-year-old riverfront casino property.

“Evansville is the entertainment hub of the entire Tri-State Area. This extensive expansion project, along with Tropicana’s distinctive service program, will provide guests with a new and vibrant hospitality experience,” said John Chaszar, General Manager of Tropicana Evansville.

The ground breaking event will be held at the construction site from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 19. Tropicana representatives will gather with local and state officials and invited guests to officially launch the construction phase of the land-based entertainment complex.

Joining Chaszar will be Tropicana Entertainment President & CEO, Tony Rodio; Evansville Mayor, Lloyd Winnecke; and Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, Sara Tait. Media representatives are invited to attend the ground breaking event. Reserved parking will be provided for media vehicles at the construction site entrance.

The expansion project includes 45,000 square feet of new gaming space, a yet-to-be-named upscale restaurant and bar, a deli, and a combination lounge/entertainment venue. The new facility is expected to open in December of 2017. Visit the live Construction Cam feed at www.tropevansville.com to watch the project take shape.

 About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 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, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,526 hotel rooms, 8,075 slot positions and 277 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority –owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE ANNOUNCES PROJECT 21â PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Evansville, IN – May 12, 2016

The Project 21â Scholarship Program at Tropicana Evansville is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21.  Tropicana Evansville achieves this objective by using one of the best tools available – education.  Students between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the chance to design and submit a poster, a video or a written essay to educate other young people that it is not permissible in Indiana to gamble in a casino under the age of 21.  Tri-state area high schools, technical schools, and colleges have participated in this scholarship program over the past several years.  Each year $6,000 in scholarship money is awarded to the best entries. Tropicana Evansville has awarded over $52,000 in scholarships to area students since the Evansville program began.

The 2016 Project 21â Scholarship winners are:

Best Poster – Makenzie Harrison of Vincennes Lincoln High School in Vincennes, IN
Makenzie plans to attend Butler University to study Pharmacy.

 Best Video – Harrison Higgs of North High School in Evansville, IN
Harrison plans to attend IUPUI to study Business and Photography.

 Best Essay – Holly Bittner of Gibson Southern High School in Fort Branch, IN
Holly plans to attend Vincennes University to study Public Relations.

 About Tropicana Evansville
Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 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, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,526 hotel rooms, 8,075 slot positions and 277 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority –owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).

Tropicana Evansville Hosts Regional Mid-States Poker Tour

Evansville, IN – January 28, 2016

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) is a series of deep stack Texas Hold’em tournaments held at separate locations throughout the Midwest. Tropicana Evansville is hosting the MSPT Regional Tournament in their southern Indiana casino through January 31.

The MSPT is designed to cater directly to Poker players, players who desire affordable buy-ins that also lead to large prize pools.  The MSPT adds a new level of prestige to Poker in the Midwest — one of the most underrated Poker hotbeds in the country.

“MSPT has a very strong following.  Some of its events have prize pools in excess of $400,000.  Our preliminary events were well received by our poker players and we feel this is a great indication the main event will be strong.” says Giffen Tan, Executive Director of Gaming Operations at Tropicana Evansville.

Prize amounts are entirely dependent on the number of players in the tournament but a Main Event Prize Pool of $50,000 is guaranteed.  The Main Event will take place Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31 in Tropicana Evansville’s Casino Poker Room.  Tournament viewing is open to the public, but space is limited.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, a retail shop, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TCPA) 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

 Tropicana Evansville Announces Charity Tournament Results

Evansville, IN – December 16, 2015

Since 1996, Tropicana Evansville has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season by hosting charity slot and blackjack tournaments at their Evansville casino in the month of December.  These tournaments are unique in that players’ entry fees are either a new toy valued at $10 or more, or $10 or more in cash.  The generosity of Tropicana Evansville’s players is exhibited through the many toys collected and money donated.  This year’s tournaments were held Wednesday, December 2 through Sunday, December 6.

All proceeds benefit two area organizations, Salvation Army’s Toy Town and Santa Clothes Club. Tropicana Evansville has a 19-year history with both organizations and has donated more than 19,150 toys ($191,500 value) and $38,430 to assist them in their efforts over the years.

Please join Tropicana Evansville’s Sponsorship & Donations Coordinator, Kim Henning, Salvation Army Captain, Scott Strissel and President of Santa Clothes Club, Doug Duell for the announcement of this year’s tournament community charity contribution results on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 9:00AM (CST) in Tropicana Evansville’s riverfront pavilion.

This year, 1,549 toy donations ($15,490 value), was raised for Salvation Army Toy Town and will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season. Also, $2,680 in cash donations will go to Santa Clothes Club to provide new clothing for needy grade school children whose names are obtained through area school programs.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TCPA) 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

 Tropicana Evansville Announces the Opening of The Kitchen Buffet

Evansville, IN – December 15, 2015

Tropicana Evansville is bringing you MORE variety with the addition of The KITCHEN Buffet to the dining options currently offered at the Evansville casino property. The KITCHEN Buffet will officially open on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 with breakfast being served beginning at 6AM.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a fresh new take on home style food, taking home cooking up to the next level.  The KITCHEN Buffet will feature a daily carving station that features house smoked meats including ham, turkey, prime rib and brisket, along with a pasta station that will feature different sauces and sides such as chicken, shrimp and beef.  Add to that the southern goodness of fried catfish, Cajun hushpuppies and pot roast, and The KITCHEN buffet will quickly become a local favorite!

Tropicana Evansville Executive Chef Chuck Subra’s motto is “Do food and do it well”.  The KITCHEN Buffet will be using only the freshest ingredients from the local market to create a delicious and satisfying meal starting with the crisp salad bar and ending with delectable desserts, all made in The KITCHEN Buffet’s kitchen.

The KITCHEN Buffet is located in the Tropicana Hotel on the 2nd level mezzanine in the former Temptations Buffet location.  Breakfast and lunch will be served daily, along with a dinner buffet offered on Friday and Saturday nights.  For more information, please visit Tropicana Evansville’s website at www.tropevansville.com.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TCPA) 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.

 

Tropicana Entertainment Announces Plans for Multi-Million Dollar  Land Based Gaming Development at Tropicana Evansville

 

Evansville, IN (November 24, 2015) Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”) announced today its plans for a land based casino development project at its Tropicana Evansville, Indiana property. The development project envisions an approximately 75,000 sq. ft. single-level casino and entertainment facility, at an estimated cost of approximately fifty million ($50,000,000.00) dollars.  The new casino would be situated on land owned by Tropicana between its existing hotels, Tropicana Evansville Hotel and the LeMerigot Hotel, and would replace Tropicana’s current riverboat casino.

In conjunction with the announcement of the development project, the City of Evansville and Tropicana have entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) that outlines the scope of the project and proposed lease amendments to the lease agreement (the “Lease”) between Tropicana Evansville and the City of Evansville Redevelopment Commission (“Evansville Redevelopment Commission”) to accomplish the development of Tropicana Evansville.  The principal terms of the LOI provide that in exchange for the $50 Million development project and an aggregate $25 Million pre-payment of rent to the City of Evansville, upon completion of the project Tropicana Evansville would receive $20 Million in development credits in the form of Lease rent credits, and the Tropicana Evansville Lease options would be extended for an additional 15 years through December 31, 2055.  Upon completion of the land-based facility, Tropicana Evansville would remove its existing gaming vessel and contribute $1 Million toward   the City of Evansville’s plan to relocate an historic LST 325 World War II vessel to the dockside location of the current Tropicana gaming vessel.

Subject to timely finalization of a Lease amendment with the Evansville Redevelopment Commission and receipt of regulatory approvals and permits, including approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission, Tropicana anticipates groundbreaking to take place in the first quarter of 2016, with an expected 18 to 24-month construction period.

This major proposed investment by Tropicana follows amendments to Indiana law earlier this year that permit Indiana riverboat casinos to move landside, subject to certain limitations, and demonstrates Tropicana’s continued commitment to its employees, casino customers and the Evansville, Indiana community.

“Today’s announcement will further galvanize economic development in downtown Evansville and is the first step toward reshaping our riverfront, bringing more options for entertainment while connecting to our city’s historical past,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “The City of Evansville has long enjoyed a strong partnership with Tropicana Entertainment, and this new multi-million dollar investment seals the deal that our partnership will continue in the future.”

“We would like to thank Mayor Winnecke and the City of Evansville for working with us on this major development project that we believe would benefit Tropicana and the Evansville community for years to come.  This is a substantial investment for Tropicana and demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth and development of Evansville and the surrounding region,” said Tony Rodio, Tropicana’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Tropicana Evansville is committed to providing exciting new gaming product and entertainment experiences for all of our customers. The new land-based, multi-purpose casino and entertainment facility would offer easy access from our two existing hotels and parking garage and bring about an enhanced experience for our guests with new gaming, food and beverage options, and more”, said Rodio.

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TCPA) 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.

 About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 250 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements about Tropicana’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the scope the company’s planned Tropicana Evansville development project, its ability to proceed with and complete the development project, the scope of the non-binding letter of intent, the company’s ability to obtain regulatory and other approvals and permits necessary to proceed with the development and to negotiate and execute a definitive agreement with respect to the development project, the ability of Tropicana to finance the development project and the anticipated benefits of the development project.  Such forward-looking statements represent Tropicana’s estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release, and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks related to the company’s ability to obtain necessary agreements with the City of Evansville and its political subdivisions in order to proceed with the development, risks related to receipt of required regulatory approvals and permits in order to commence and complete construction within planned timeframes, if at all, risks generally associated with large construction and development projects including environmental, weather interruptions and labor disputes, and risks relating to designing and developing the planned Tropicana Evansville project within estimated budgets.  Moreover, Tropicana’s business, including its planned Tropicana Evansville development project, may be adversely affected by other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors.  Other factors that could adversely affect the company’s business and prospects are described in Tropicana’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Debuts New Social Casino App “Trop World Casino”

 “TropWorld Casino” now available on iTunes, Kindle and Google Play*

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 30, 2015) – Gaming industry leader Tropicana Entertainment Inc. announced today the worldwide launch of “TropWorld Casino,” a free-to-play social casino app for mobile phones and tablets featuring slots, video poker, and bingo games. The launch was completed in partnership with social casino app developer and publisher Ruby Seven Studios.

The TropWorld Casino app offers only free games, and players can log in daily to collect coins to play with. Players can also make in-app purchases for more coins and bingo power-ups to further their progress in the games. However, there is no wagering or winning of money or prizes. The app is available on Google Play, Apple iTunes and Amazon Kindle.

“We wanted to offer free, non-gambling games that a wide audience can enjoy,” says Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. “Players around the world will have fun with our TropWorld Casino app.”

The free app features real casino favorites such as Multi-Strike Poker™ and Gems Wild Tiles™ along with other slot, bingo and video poker games, with even more titles coming soon. All games are free-to-play and include features like progressive tournaments, social chat, and leader boards. Friends can compete, compare scores and progress and help each other in reaching goals.

Michael Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ruby Seven Studios said, “We’re really excited to bring these new games to the Tropicana audience. It’s an incredible opportunity for players to engage with Tropicana Entertainment and enjoy completely free entertainment that really has new and unique qualities. These are outstanding games and we’re proud to share them.”

To download the TropWorld Casino app, simply visit iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.com.

 

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, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority –owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).

 About Ruby Seven Studios

Founded in 2012, Ruby Seven Studios is one of the leading social casino publishers on iOS, GooglePlay, Amazon Kindle, and Facebook. The company is focused on bringing games designed for traditional casino environments to the free-to-play social casino experience.  Ruby Seven’s top titles include TimeQuest Slots, Big Spin Bingo, Magician Casino, Ruby Seven Video Poker and Fire and Ice Slots. To learn more about Ruby Seven Studios and their games on iOS, Android, Kindle, Window 8, and Facebook, visit rubyseven.com

*Intended for players 21+.  No purchase necessary. TropWorld Casino is a property of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. and is not affiliated with Tropicana Las Vegas.  Wild-Tiles and Gems Wild-Tiles are trademarks of Case Venture Management, LLC. Multi-Strike Poker is a trademark of IGT.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains statements relating to the Tropicana’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, events and plans that are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated benefits of entering the social gaming sector and partnering with Ruby Seven Studios, and the expected advantages for its current and new customers. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions made by Tropicana as of the date of this press release and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to Tropicana’s ability to successfully launch and operate a social gaming website, risks that Tropicana may not realize the anticipated advantages of entering the social gaming sector, legal and regulatory requirements, and the additional risk factors described in Tropicana’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tropicana expressly disclaims any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

 

John Chaszar Joins Tropicana Entertainment Inc. as General Manager of Tropicana Evansville

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 21, 2015) Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”, or the “Company”), one of the most respected companies in the gaming industry, announced today the appointment of John Chaszar as General Manager of Tropicana Evansville.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University in 1984, Mr. Chaszar began his hospitality career with Hilton Hotels where he spent the next 16 years in various hotel management roles. In 2001, Mr. Chaszar joined Hollywood Casinos and, after serving in a number of hotel management positions, subsequently served as General Manager for Hollywood Casino properties located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri and most recently in Riverside, Missouri.

“John brings a proven track record in casino hotel management and strong leadership to his new role at Tropicana. He also has an impressive background in community involvement and outreach in the jurisdictions where he has worked,” said Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana. “His experience and dedication to the community will serve Tropicana Evansville and the Evansville business community well.”

About Tropicana Entertainment, Inc.
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: TPCA), is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 7,400 employees, 5,500 hotel rooms, 8,000 slot positions and 300 table games. The Company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP)

 About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 250 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 

Tropicana Evansville Announces Project 21 Scholarship Program Winners

Evansville, IN – May 13, 2015

The Project 21â Scholarship Program at Tropicana Evansville is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21.  Tropicana Evansville achieves this objective by using one of the best tools available – education.  Students between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the chance to design and submit a poster, a video or a written essay to educate other young people that it is not permissible in Indiana to gamble in a casino under the age of 21.  Tri-state area high schools, technical schools, and colleges have participated in this scholarship program over the past several years.  Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to the best entries. Tropicana Evansville has awarded over $46,000 in scholarships to area students since the Evansville program began.

The 2015 Project 21â Scholarship winners are:

Matthew Hermes of South Knox High School, Vincennes – Video
Matthew will attend Purdue University in the fall.

Emily Hamilton of Daviess County High School, Owensboro – Essay
Emily will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall.

Hannah Greathouse of University of Southern Indiana – Poster
Hannah is currently attending USI.

  

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Tropicana Evansville Welcomes Chido Mexican Bar & Grill

Evansville, IN – May 7, 2015

Tropicana Evansville is excited to announce a fresh and fast alternative to the dining options currently offered at the Evansville casino property.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a bold, new, eating experience – Chido Mexican Bar & Grill!  From the island-themed design, music, and surf videos, to the “Mission-Style” monster burritos, rice bowls, salads, and signature Chido Fish Tacos™, your senses will be dazzled.  Chido’s goal is to provide high-quality, nutritious food in a unique and fun environment at an affordable price.

Chido believes in using the highest quality and freshest ingredients in preparing their Mexican favorites.  All of their food is prepared on the premises and their guacamole is made fresh all day.  They store-roast their meats and flame-grill their chicken, steak and fish, seasoned with their own Chido rub.

Chido Mexican Bar & Grill is a perfect addition to the area we call The District.  Their fun, colorful and youthful vibe will perfectly complement Boogie Nights, Ri Ra Irish Pub and Blush Ultralounge.” says Tropicana Evansville General Manager, Jason Gregorec.

Unique features of this “fast-casual” restaurant include frozen margarita machines which allow patrons to customize drinks with rum or tequila, multiple craft beer taps, free downtown lunch delivery, and catering options.  Chido Mexican Bar & Grill will be located between Rí Rá Irish Pub and Boogie Nights and anticipates being open by late summer of 2015.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Agreement with Social Game Developer Ruby Seven Studios

Collaboration to result in a Tropicana-themed social gaming site

 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 20, 2015) – Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”) announced today it has entered into a strategic relationship agreement with San Francisco-based mobile and social games developer Ruby Seven Studios to develop and launch an online social gaming site. The agreement will allow Tropicana to bring immersive, casino style branded gaming experiences to its existing customers, and will enable players around the world to access Tropicana’s free casino style games via mobile, Facebook and personal computers.

“We’re very excited about this venture,” said Tony Rodio, President and CEO of Tropicana. “We’ve been studying the social gaming sector for some time, and are enthusiastic about the potential to provide even more entertainment options by pooling Tropicana’s talent for delivering exciting land-based gaming and entertainment with Ruby Seven Studio’s extensive expertise in social and mobile game publishing.”

“We chose to partner with Tropicana because, in addition to representing a globally known and respected brand, Tropicana shares our dedication to delivering fun and entertainment through exceptional product standards and forward-thinking approaches to customer experience,” said Michael Carpenter, CEO & Founder at Ruby Seven Studios. “We are already at work on traditional casino style games with unique new twists to engage and entertain existing and future Tropicana audiences.”

About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana Entertainment is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Ruby Seven Studios

Founded in 2012, Ruby Seven Studios is one of the leading social casino publishers on iOS, GooglePlay, Amazon Kindle and Facebook.   The company is focused on bringing games designed for traditional casino environments to the free-to-play social casino experience.  Ruby Seven’s top titles include TimeQuest, Big Spin Bingo, Magician Casino, BlockBuster Slots, Ruby Seven Video Poker and Fire and Ice Slots.  To learn more about Ruby Seven Studios and their games, visit rubyseven.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains statements relating to the Tropicana’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, events and plans that are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated benefits of entering the social gaming sector and partnering with Ruby Seven Studios, and the expected advantages for its current and new customers. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions made by Tropicana as of the date of this press release and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to Tropicana’s ability to successfully launch and operate a social gaming website, risks that Tropicana may not realize the anticipated advantages of entering the social gaming sector, legal and regulatory requirements, and the additional risk factors described in Tropicana’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tropicana expressly disclaims any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tropicana Evansville Announces New Executive Chef, Chuck Subra

Evansville, IN – March 9, 2015

Tropicana Evansville welcomes Chuck Subra as the new Executive Chef for the Evansville casino property.

 Chef Subra is a native Louisianan and has always been an advocate of the seafood community. His flawless execution of creative Cajun cuisine made his restaurants, La Cote Brasserie and Canal Street Grill, exciting New Orleans dining experiences. Independent of adversity, Chef Subra and his family were displaced from their home twice in 2005 during the devastating events of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The tragedy of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill in 2010 led to his involvement with “Feed The Fisherman” and helping to ensure food suppliers in the area are included in recovery efforts.

Chef Subra obtained his Diploma in Culinary Arts in New Orleans, and further developed his skills at some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants including Versailles and the esteemed Windsor Court Grill.

Trained under Master French Chef, Rene Bajeux, Chef Subra learned the “cooking from the earth” philosophy – using foods from the regions of which they originate. He is a devotee of incorporating local ingredients and techniques into his cooking.

 “Chef Subra will supervise all culinary operations and kitchens at Tropicana Evansville including Cavanaugh’s, Mama Mia’s, Max & Erma’s, Temptations Buffet, Diamond Deli, Riverview Coffee Company, Blush Ultralounge, Le Merigot Hotel Guest Room Service, and Convention Services. We’re excited about the level of creativity and expertise Chuck is bringing to Tropicana Evansville!” says Tropicana Evansville General Manager, Jason Gregorec.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

 About Tropicana Entertainment Inc.

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 6,300 employees, 6,032 rooms, 6,941 slot positions and 217 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP)

 

Tropicana Evansville Announces Charity Tournament Results

Evansville, IN – December 9, 2014

Since 1996, Tropicana Evansville has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season by hosting charity slot and blackjack tournaments in the month of December.  These tournaments are unique in that players’ entry fees are either a new toy valued at $10 or more, or $10 or more in cash.  The generosity of Tropicana Evansville’s players is exhibited through the many toys collected and money donated. This year’s tournaments were held Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 7.

All proceeds benefit two area organizations, Salvation Army’s Toy Townand Santa Clothes Club. Tropicana Evansville has an 18-year history with both organizations and has donated more than 17,600 toys and $35,750 to assist them in their efforts over the years.

Please join Tropicana Evansville’s Community Relations & Service Manager, Angela Patton; Salvation Army Major, David Minks; Salvation Army Director of Development, Sandra Appler; and Vice President of Santa Clothes Club, Wendell Burkhart for the announcement of this year’s tournament community charity contribution results on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:30AM (CST) in Tropicana Evansville’s riverfront pavilion.

This year, $15,260 in toy donations, was raised for Salvation Army Toy Town and will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season. Also, $2,490 in cash donations will go to Santa Clothes Club to provide new clothing for needy grade school children whose names are obtained through area school programs.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

About Tropicana Entertainment Inc.

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 6,300 employees, 6,032 rooms, 6,941 slot positions and 217 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP)

 

Tropicana Entertainment and Carnival Cruises Form Strategic Casino Alliance

Evansville, IN – December 8, 2014

MIAMI, FL and LAS VEGAS, NV (December 8, 2014) – Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPCA), one of the most respected names in the gaming industry, and Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s most popular cruise line, announced today that they have formed an alliance to offer an array of cruise benefits to Trop Advantage® players club members at seven Tropicana-owned casinos in the United States for 2015.

Guests of Tropicana Entertainment’s Atlantic City, NJ; Evansville, IN; Greenville, MS; Laughlin, NV; and Aruba properties, as well as Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Montbleu Resort Casino Spa in Lake Tahoe, will be eligible to receive complimentary and discounted Carnival cruises throughout the year aboard Carnival’s 24 ships, based on their level of play.

“We take great pride in giving Trop Advantage players more fun, variety and value than our competitors,” said Tony Rodio, President & Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. “Carnival Cruise Lines shares our commitment to attentive service, delicious food and drink, and exceptional experiences, making this a meaningful partnership that will greatly benefit our players.”

Trop Advantage players club is designed to allow players maximum flexibility in choosing their own rewards. Trop Advantage offers five reward tier levels and the ability to earn and spend comp dollars, receive invitations to special events and take advantage of generous free slot play programs and giveaways. Membership is free and players can join online or at any of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. casinos.

“We are excited to align our Carnival brand with such a progressive, entertainment-oriented organization such as Tropicana Entertainment, said Marty Goldman, Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Global Casino Operations.  “We look forward to welcoming Trop Advantage players aboard our ships and providing them with a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories.” Goldman noted that the cruises can be booked through any of Carnival’s reservations channels, including its valued travel agent partners.

Carnival destinations include exotic ports throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, and other destinations.

About Tropicana Entertainment Inc.

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 6,300 employees, 6,032 rooms, 6,941 slot positions and 217 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP)

About Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands .  The company’s 25th ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled to enter service in 2016.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Diane Spiers

Tropicana Entertainment

(609) 340.4507

dspiers@tropicana.net

 

Vance Gulliksen/Jennifer de la Cruz

Carnival Cruise Lines

(305) 406-5464

media@carnival.com

 

 

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA STUDENTS THROUGH THE PROJECT 21 PROGRAM Evansville, IN – November 3, 2014 The Project 21®  Scholarship Program at Tropicana Evansville is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21. Tropi

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