Tropicana Evansville Back to Full Operations
One of the biggest casinos in the Southern part of Indiana will be back to normal operating hours this weekend.
The Tropicana Evansville has announced that it will be open 24-7 once again, beginning on July 2. After months of negotiation, the casino was finally taken over by Bally’s who are making a real march on the US gambling market.
This is the first time that the casino will be back to normal operating hours for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Tropicana Evansville has continued to update its operating hours over the last 12 months, and it has been hard to keep track of.
Not only will the casino return to normal operating hours, but all of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted as well. Tropicana Evansville has been slow to react to the changing of COVID-19 restrictions in the state, and it has severely hurt the business.
One of the biggest changes to the operating rules at Tropicana Evansville was a smoking ban that proved to be extremely controversial. That smoking ban has since been lifted, and masks aren’t going to be required at this location either.
General Manager John Chaszar said, “Masks are optional for anyone fully vaccinated and recommended for everyone not fully vaccinated. We have been working very hard over the past year to keep everyone safe and we will continue to provide the outstanding service and experiences Tropicana Evansville is known for.”
This is the latest casino in the state that has removed COVID-19 restrictions, and it should provide a huge boost to the entire gambling industry in the state. Sports betting will also be available at the location, and the retail sportsbooks should see a boost in business as well.
The Indiana Gaming Commission removed all restrictions in casinos located in Indiana over a month ago, but casinos were still able to make their own decisions. Each casino property has been working with the local health department to determine the rules that are necessary.
SI Sportsbook Coming Soon
Last week the sports betting industry in Indiana received some big news as the SI Sportsbook should be available by the end of the year. This new sportsbook will first be making its debut in Colorado, but then Indiana will be the next to receive the mobile sports betting option.
The SI Sportsbook is a joint venture between Sports Illustrated and 888 Holdings. 888 Holdings is a huge name in the UK sports betting industry, and Sports Illustrated is a widely popular sports magazine in the US.
888 Holdings will be doing most of the hard work in this partnership, but it needed a name to put behind its technology. Sports Illustrated is a widely-recognizable brand in the US sports industry, and it should help the sportsbook become popular.
888 initially intended to launch its own brand of sportsbook in the state of Indiana, but the market has simply become too competitive. By partnering with Sports Illustrated, 888 should be able to make some money in the industry.
In order to gain access into the state, 888 Holdings has partnered with Hoosier’s Harrah’s Park. An official launch date has not been set, but it will be at some point in 2021.
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