Tropicana Las Vegas granted gaming license extension ahead of demolition
Tropicana Las Vegas granted gaming license extension ahead of demolition
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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Tropicana Las Vegas has received an extension on its gaming license as crews prepare to demolish the historic property.

Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to grant a two-year waiver for license requirements with two potential six-month extensions, retroactive to April 2, the date of the Tropicana's closure.

Bally's Corp., which operated the Tropicana, had to request the waiver in order to keep its gaming license. Under the county code, a license is automatically suspended and could become nonrenewable if a property is closed for more than 30 days.

According to the application, demolition of the resort must be completed by April next year so construction can begin on a new baseball stadium for the Oakland Athletics.

on when a new casino-resort could be built on the remaining land.

"Bally's has every reason to promptly reopen a new resort hotel when construction is completed," an attorney representing Tropicana wrote in an application requesting temporary closure. "That said, the design, land use permitting and construction plan for the baseball stadium, as well as a year-long demolition project, must be accomplished before the Company can pursue in earnest development of the new resort hotel. Thus, the anticipated duration of the closure is currently unknown."

Executives with Bally's say they are planning to demolish the property starting in October.

The A's say the baseball stadium is expected to be completed in time for the 2028 MLB season.