Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

January 02, 2018 4:12 PM
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Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November, its first full month in operation as a land-based casino. It was previously a riverboat facility, but moved ashore after the Indiana State Legislature, in 2016, revised its gambling laws to allow riverboat casinos to move on land.

Tropicana was the first facility to use the new law.

The Indiana Gaming Commission released data that revealed gross revenue for November was $11.94 million, up from $10.66 million in October 2017 (the land-based casino opened Oct. 20) and $8.8 million in November 2016.

“The casino is performing at our expectation,” said John Chaszar, Tropicana Evansville general manager.

Chaszar also told local media the casino’s transition to the new downtown location has gone well, but more workers are needed. Tropicana has about 120 vacant employment positions and will host a job fair next week.