The Tropicana closes its doors

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On Tuesday, one of the longest-standing casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip closed for good after almost 67 years of entertaining guests.

The venue is set to be demolished later in the year to make way for a proposed baseball stadium to home the Oakland Athletics.

Staff members, regulars and guests gave the venue one last send-off before the doors closed at 3am on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, staff worker Joe Simonetti who was working that final shift on the casino floor, said: “It was kind of a special time. We just closed the pit, had some champagne and said goodbye. Now we’re going to go to a bar and have a drink and move on with our lives.”

The resort’s original hotel wings, which house the oldest hotel rooms on the Strip, were closed quietly and for good in November.

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Plans for the new baseball stadium have yet to be confirmed, yet it is hoped that the new stadium will be in place for the 2028 season. Oakland Athletics will play out their final season at the Oakland Coliseum this year. It is not known where they will play 2025-27.

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