Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino

Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino known as the Tropicana Laughlin

Tropicana Express Hotel and casino was originally opened under the name Ramada Express in 1988. In 1993 the hotel was expanded to include the Promenade Tower, the Town square area, additional casino space with more restaurants. In 2007, it was announced that the name of the hotel and casino would be changed to Tropicana Express. The hotel, however, has been operating under the name of the Tropicana Laughlin since 2010.

The Tropicana Express hotel and casino is situated in Laughlin, Nevada, across the road from the Colorado River. It is owned and operated by Tropicana Entertainment, which currently owns and operates eight different casinos and resorts.  The hotel has over a thousand rooms and suites, located both in the twelve floor Casino Tower and the twenty four storey Promenade Tower. There are numerous restaurants offering a variety of local cuisine. There is also the Pavilion Theatre, which is a large indoor entertainment venue, with a lounge for live entertainment and a Sushi bar.

There Was Originally a Narrow Gauge Train in the Grounds

The Tropicana Express hotel and casino originally received the epithet Express from a narrow gauge train that used to run in a loop in the extensive grounds of the hotel, and could be ridden for free by guests at the hotel. Rolling stock consisted of open passenger cars and a locomotive that was a replica of an old engine named the Gambler of the Virginia line. It was powered by a diesel engine inside its tender, and an engine from the Plymouth Locomotive Works named Lucky Lady was used as a spare. In 2012 all the rolling stock was donated by the Tropicana Express hotel and casino to the Las Vegas Railroad Society. All the equipment was sent from Laughlin to an undisclosed location for storage, and will only be restored to use when a new track is built in the Society’s proposed park.

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The Casino Offers a Huge Number of Slots Machines

The casino offers players over one thousand different slots machines in the premium slots lounge, the Grand Junction. These include the classic three reel games, the favourite five reel games, and the increasingly popular interactive slots games. There are also twenty one table games, among them blackjack, single deck or double deck and the Royal Match 21 Progressive blackjack. There are craps tables and different variants of poker like Mississippi Stud Progressive and Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive.  Craps tournaments are regularly offered, with monthly blackjack tournaments. Regular players have the chance to earn free entry into the monthly tournaments.

Instructions Are Also Given

There is a sports book available, as well as a race book. The variants of baccarat offered are the three most often played versions, like chemin de fer, baccarat banque and punto banco. Roulette tables are also offered, and you can play either of the two versions, American roulette or European roulette. You will find keno games, and there is also a bingo room.

All details can be found in the promotions page on the Tropicana Express hotel and casino’s website, as well as the list of free bonuses and offers. New players will also find instructions on how to play each of the above mentioned games.