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Timothy Tretton Joins Tropicana Entertainment Inc. as General Manager of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

LAKE TAHOE, NV (August 26, 2015) – Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”, or the “Company”), one of the most respected companies in the gaming industry, announced today the appointment of Timothy Tretton as General Manager of Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

“We were looking for an entrepreneurial, future-focused leader and Tim certainly fits the bill,” said Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana. “We are proud to have him join the Tropicana team, and look forward to the many contributions he will make to the continued growth and success of the company.”

Mr. Tretton brings 37 years of valuable gaming industry experience to his new role at MontBleu. Since 1986 he has held a number of positions with Caesars Entertainment that range from beverage shift manager to director of casino operations. Over the years, this industrious executive put himself through bartending school and dealer school to gain the respect of those he was supervising and ensure he understood the ins and outs of each operation.

In his most recent role as Vice President and Assistant General Manager for Harrah’s Reno, Mr. Tretton was responsible for daily operations, strategic planning, budgetary performance, competitive market analysis and satisfaction of both customers and employees. He is a former member of the Reno/Sparks Visitors Authority Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Nevada Resorts Association and sits on the Capital Surcharge Committee.

About Tropicana Entertainment, Inc.
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: 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 MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa appeals to both the traditional gamer and the late-night club-hopper with its stylish sophistication and attractive, metro-cool atmosphere creating a complete casino-resort experience. The 437-room MontBleu features distinct restaurants and chic nightlife venues, 45,000 square-foot casino, and spa. MontBleu is owned by Tropicana Entertainment Inc. For more information, visit