|Traded as||OTCQB: TPCA|
|Predecessor(s)||Tropicana Entertainment LLC|
|Number of locations||8 casinos|
|Key people||Carl Icahn
Tony Rodio (President & CEO)Lance Millage
(Chief Financial Officer)
|Owner(s)||Icahn Enterprises (65%)|
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a gaming company based in Paradise, Nevada (near Las Vegas), that owns and operates seven casinos in the United States and one in the Caribbean. The company was created in 2010 when Columbia Sussex's gaming business emerged from bankruptcy.
Tropicana Entertainment manages more than 8,200 rooms, 14,000 slots and 400 table games.
In January 2007, Columbia Sussex acquired Aztar Corporation, owner of the Tropicana casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and three other casinos, for $2.1 billion. A new subsidiary, Tropicana Entertainment LLC, was created to hold the combined company's casinos. After losing control of its largest property, the Tropicana Atlantic City, the new company was quickly forced into bankruptcy in May 2008. While in bankruptcy, the Tropicana Las Vegas was split off as a separate entity.
The rest of the company emerged from bankruptcy on March 8, 2010 as Tropicana Entertainment Inc., under the leadership of investor Carl Icahn. On the same day, it regained control of the Tropicana Atlantic City, which Icahn and other investors had bought for $200 million in canceled debt. In approving the transfer, the Casino Control Commission stressed that Tropicana was a "different company" than the company that had lost its license in 2007.
In 2012, the company closed the Jubilee casino and consolidated its operations into the Lighthouse Point casino, which was expanded and rebranded as the Trop Casino Greenville.
- Belle of Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa — Stateline, Nevada
- River Palms — Laughlin, Nevada
- Trop Casino Greenville — Greenville, Mississippi
- Tropicana Aruba — Noord, Aruba
- Tropicana Atlantic City — Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Tropicana Evansville — Evansville, Indiana
- Tropicana Express — Laughlin, Nevada
- Bayou Caddy's Jubilee Casino — Greenville, Mississippi
- Casino Aztar — Caruthersville, Missouri (now Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville)
- Horizon Casino Resort — Stateline, Nevada
- Horizon Vicksburg Casino — Vicksburg, Mississippi (now Grand Station Vicksburg)
- Tropicana Resort and Casino — Las Vegas, Nevada
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