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).