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John Phillipp Named General Manager for Trop Casino Greenville

October 3, 2016 (Greenville, MS) – Gaming and hospitality industry leader Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of John Phillipp to the position of General Manager for Trop Casino Greenville. Mr. Phillipp will oversee all business operations at the land-side casino overlooking beautiful Lake Ferguson.

A driven, passionate executive, Mr. Phillipp brings more than 30 years of experience working for various corporate casino brands and Tribal properties across the country. Roles as Chief Executive Officer for a casino resort in Fort Hall, IN; Vice President and General Manager of a casino resort in Tunica, MS; and Chief Operating Officer for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico highlight his deep gaming and hotel industry experience.

Mr. Phillipp earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from Baker University of Kansas, and is currently enrolled in a management leadership doctorate program at Walden University.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to our team and have great confidence in his ability to steer the vision, growth and future of Trop Casino Greenville,” said Tropicana Entertainment CEO Tony Rodio. “We know our guests will be in great hands.”

About Trop Casino Greenville

Trop Greenville, a spacious land-side casino, is located in Historic Downtown Greenville, Mississippi.  The renovated property offers 604 of the newest slots and 12 table games, including craps and blackjack. For overnight stays, relax at the Greenville Inn & Suites, a 40 room boutique style hotel. For more information, visit

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

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