Casino Aztar opened its doors in December of 1995 in Evansville, Indiana introducing casino-style gaming to the Hoosier state.
Today, Casino Aztar has become one of Evansville’s largest employers with almost 950 team members and has established itself as a leading corporate citizen.
Over the past 17 years, Casino Aztar has invested over $212 million into the development of their Riverfront Park location with many milestone developments: Riverfront Pavilion in 1996; Casino Aztar Hotel in 1996; Aztar Executive Conference Center in 2004; and $40 million Entertainment District featuring the Le Merigot Hotel, Blush Ultralounge and restaurant venues in 2006.
In 2010, Casino Aztar emerged from bankruptcy from former owner Columbia Sussex with a new company -- Tropicana Entertainment, Inc.
At that time, the City of Evansville formed a new relationship with Tropicana Entertainment, Inc.
And ushered in a new era of prosperity for Casino Aztar.
Additional improvements of hundreds of new slot and gaming machines, a pedestrian bridge connecting the boutique Le Merigot hotel directly with the gaming floor and pavilion amenities, and a recent renovation to the Casino Aztar Hotel worth more than $6 million have been highlights of a capital investment plan over the last three years that has totaled over $19.3 million.
Guests can look for additional changes in the near future to launch the new brand in June, including a stronger sense of arrival to the downtown casino property complimenting the customer service and fun gaming experience.
A full slate of rebranding events to celebrate the transition to Tropicana Evansville will be announced in the near future. owns and operates 7 casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and New Jersey.
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Tropicana Entertainment properties collectively have 5,750 rooms, 8,300 slot positions and 240 table games. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go.
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