The company pushed back the original date of Sept. 1
ropicana Las Vegas will reopen to the public on September 17, according to the company’s website. The property originally planned to reopen September 1 but pushed back those plans amid the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, and tied the decision to market conditions.
The Penn National Gaming‘s sole Las Vegas Strip property closed in mid-March when a state directive ordered all Nevada gaming properties closed. While some properties reopened starting June 4, others have waited.
“We are very excited about the planned reopening Tropicana Las Vegas, which will be on September 17. While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remains our top priority,” Mike Thoma, assistant General Manager, said in a statement, as reported by KLAS.
He added the company has worked closely with the Gaming Control Board as well as health officials to follow all protocols and new safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Tropicana’ social distancing guidelines include a capacity limit on the gaming floor at no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy; the installation of floor decals and signage to strictly enforce social distancing guidelines in areas where lines typically form; gaming machines configured to meet social distancing requirements; live music, entertainment, convention, and banquet services suspended per state guidelines; no large drawings, tournaments, or special events; closed valet service.
The spa, with limited offerings, and the pool will be open. The company is currently taking hotel reservations.
Furthermore, team members and vendors will be required to wear masks and will undergo temperature checks prior to their shift. Based on the mandate by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, and in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Tropicana Las Vegas will be requiring all persons in public areas to wear a mask covering the face and nose. Patrons may remove masks temporarily while eating or drinking or when asked by casino staff for identification. Guests not adhering to these requirements will be advised of the requirements and warned that if they continue to disregard, they will be asked to leave the property.
Though Penn National Gaming continues to operate the property, it was purchased in April by Gaming and Leisure Properties, which announced in July that Tropicana is up for sale.