Las Vegas Strip, downtown casinos pay homage to the Tropicana on closing day

Las Vegas Strip, downtown casinos pay homage to the Tropicana on closing day

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  • Ryan Ketcham, KTNV-TV
April 3, 2024 3:00 PM

Celebrations for the closure of the Tropicana Hotel & Casino extended further than just in front of the historic hotel Tuesday.

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Hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas celebrated the Tropicana’s closure through their marquees.

“It shows that there’s a lot of love left in the city for the old Las Vegas, which there has to be a flame of that always living,” said Joe Stanfa who was one of the last people inside the Tropicana before it closed Tuesday at noon.

That love was shown on decorated marquees across the valley. Many casinos offered a fairly unified message, all thanking the Tropicana for its 67 years of spectacle.