Best Reasons to Believe the Trop Won’t Be the Next Riviera

Photo by Anthony Mair

Photo by Anthony Mair

Two of them: location and reach. The corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the Strip’s busiest, and next year’s opening of the MGM-AEG Arena across the street will only make it busier. It would be difficult to find a spot on the Strip—minus maybe the land north of MGM Grand where the Harley-Davidson Cafe, Hawaiian Marketplace and other businesses currently sit—that has a better location. The Tropicana also has the benefit of new owner Penn National’s network of more than 20 casinos in the U.S. and Canada. With that kind of database, it shouldn’t be a problem finding guests who like to gamble and stay at the Tropicana, which should keep one of the oldest Strip properties out of the implosion conversation.

 

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