The Tropicana plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on September 1, bringing all resorts on the south end of the Strip completely back to business.
The resort announced its return on Facebook: “We are thrilled to announce the return of an icon on September 1st. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the day we can welcome you back and have been making preparations to ensure your stay will be as safe and comfortable as possible. Be one of the first people back to one of the most legendary casinos in Las Vegas. Let’s get together and make some new memories.”
Previously, Penn National Gaming CEO Jay Snowden said that the buffet will remain closed during the initial opening, and restaurants that do open will only offered prepackaged sandwiches, drinks, and snacks.
The resort plan to reinforce social distancing guidelines with floor decals and signs where lines generally form. Slot machines and table games will also feature social distancing. Live music and entertainment will not perform. A fog machine will help sanitize the properties every night, while slot machines and table games will be cleaned frequently.
Sisolak initially closed all nonessential businesses — including casinos — on March 17 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He permitted casinos to reopen on June 4.