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Landmark casino Tropicana Las Vegas closes after 67 years

After welcoming guests for 67 years, the Las Vegas Strip’s third-oldest casino shut its doors for good on Tuesday. It's slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium — part of the city’s latest rebrand as a hub for sports entertainment.
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Since its grand opening in April 1957, the Tropicana Las Vegas has been a familiar landmark in a city known for constant reinvention. But the resort is being torn down to make way for a new baseball stadium.
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Lights adorn vacant rooms at the Tropicana hotel-casino Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas. Known for its constant reinvention, Las Vegas will lose yet another jewel of its past on Tuesday, April 2, when the Strip’s third-oldest casino, Tropicana Las Vegas, closes its doors for good.
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A tattered fabric hands from a cabana at the shuttered pool area in the Tropicana hotel-casino Friday, March 29, in Las Vegas. The casino, which is closing April 2, will be demolished to make room for a proposed baseball stadium.
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People walk through the casino floor at the Tropicana hotel-casino Friday, March 29, in Las Vegas. The property is scheduled to close April 2.
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Construction equipment is parked in back of the Tropicana hotel-casino Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas. The casino, which is closing April 2, will be demolished to make room for a proposed baseball stadium.
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People ride and escalator outside of the Tropicana hotel-casino Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas. Known for its constant reinvention, Las Vegas will lose yet another jewel of its past on Tuesday, April 2, when the Strip’s third-oldest casino, Tropicana Las Vegas, closes its doors for good.
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Cars drive by the Tropicana hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas. The property is scheduled to close April 2.
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People walk outside of the Tropicana hotel-casino Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas. The property is scheduled to close April 2.
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The Tropicana hotel-casino is reflected in glass as people walk on a pedestrian bridge along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, March 28, in Las Vegas.
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Shut down slot machines adorn the casino floor in preparation for closing the Tropicana hotel-casino Friday, March 29, in Las Vegas. Known for its constant reinvention, Las Vegas will lose yet another jewel of its past on Tuesday, April 2, when the Strip’s third-oldest casino, Tropicana Las Vegas, closes its doors for good.
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Plants grow around the shuttered pool area at the Tropicana hotel-casino Friday, March 29, in Las Vegas.
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Tropicana employees hold up signs during a ceremony marking the closing of the historic property at the Tropicana hotel-casino, Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.
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Tropicana employees hold up signs during a ceremony marking the closing of the historic property at the Tropicana hotel-casino Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.
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Tropicana general manager Airk Knowles, right, embraces an employee at the Tropicana hotel-casino after the property closed, Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.
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Tropicana security chain up the doors after the closing of the historic property at the Tropicana hotel-casino, Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.
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Tropicana security chain up the doors after the closing of the historic property at the Tropicana hotel-casino, Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.
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People take pictures before the closing of the Tropicana hotel-casino, Tuesday, April 2, in Las Vegas. The hotel-casino is slated for demolition in October to make room for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium.

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