Tropicana closes its poker room

The Tropicana closed its 17-month-old poker room Tuesday, apparently after facing tough competition from other casinos.

The closure was reported by Anthony Curtis’ Las Vegas Advisor website, and it was confirmed late Tuesday by the Tropicana.

“As part of our continuing transformation of Tropicana Las Vegas, we have decided to close our poker room in order to move forward with our construction plans for that section of our property. The hard work by our outstanding team members in the poker room has not gone unnoticed and we are currently seeking alternative opportunities for them at Tropicana Las Vegas,” the casino said in a statement.

After closing in November 2008, the room reopened in April 2011. In February it was named the Gold Room in honor of World Series of Poker 2006 winner Jamie Gold.

The casino didn't immediately say how many workers were affected or what would be built in the space of the poker room.

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  1. Long ago the Trop was a prestigious and elegant property. It's sad to see what it has turned into today.