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October 8, 2015

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Failing bus doesn’t stop A Thousand Horses at Route 91; ‘Rock Vault’ shuffles lineup
Friday, October 2, 2015
Performing to great response as the sun goes down is A Thousand Horses, who earlier today were calling out, “My kingdom for a thousand horses,” as the band’s bus broke down en route to ...
Photo: Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress
Strip Scribbles: Pope Francis, Frank Marino, Barrett-Jackson, ‘Solo Strips,’ Biff Tannen
Monday, September 28, 2015
Las Vegas:
Pope Francis crossed paths with Las Vegas VIPs during his East Coast visit that ended in Philadelphia. Much of the responsibility of feeding the Pope rested on the shoulders of Lidia Bastianich, proud Mom and partner of Joe Bastianich and star chef Mario Batali.
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Photos: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart remain two of Rich Little’s favorite voices
Monday, September 28, 2015
Legendary impressionist Rich Little, who told me that he’s still working on a Donald Trump impression, showed all the stars he impersonates in a series of charcoal sketches, which just like his many voices are right on target, at Laugh Factory in Tropicana.
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Gaming regulators give final approval to Penn National’s purchase of Tropicana
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Strip:
The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously agreed that Penn National can buy the Strip resort for $360 million, which the casino company said it would do in April. The Gaming Control Board gave the sale initial approval about two weeks ago ...
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Penn National’s Tropicana purchase gets first regulatory approval in Nevada
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Penn National Gaming’s purchase of the Tropicana cleared its first major regulatory hurdle today. The Gaming Control Board said the casino company can buy the classic Strip resort for $360 million, a plan that ...
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Guitar great Doug Aldrich vaults from ‘Vault’; Wall of Sound encloses Rocks Lounge
Monday, August 3, 2015
“Raiding the Rock Vault,” still tirelessly churning out the classics at Tropicana Theater, is seeking to replace one of its real rockers in guitarist Doug Aldrich.
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Revenue and earnings rise for Penn National, which is buying Tropicana
Thursday, July 23, 2015
President and CEO Timothy Wilmott reiterated in a statement today that his company expects to complete its two-phase plan for the Tropicana in the next three to five years ...
Photo: Rich Little, Pia Zadora, Lorraine Hunt-Bono, Denni
Strip Scribbles: New headliner Rich Little; Hall of Famer Olivia Newton-John; Restaurant Week
Monday, June 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
Legendary comedy impressionist and Las Vegas resident Rich Little has landed a summer residency at the Tropicana starting July 15. “Rich Little Live” has a minimum starting run of five weeks.
New executive appointed to oversee Tropicana, M Resort
New executive appointed to oversee Tropicana, M Resort
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The casino company that is buying the Tropicana today announced the appointment of a new executive to oversee that property and the M Resort in Henderson. Penn National Gaming said ...
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The Amazing Johnathan hosts watery celebration; Burlesque Hall teases with new exhibit space
Monday, June 8, 2015
As always, The Kats Report Bureau is between mani-pedi appointments. More will be explained here, of course. But a rare manicure-pedicure and interview at the salon Color, the Michael Boychuck groovy grooming fortress at Caesars Palace, highlighted the weekend.
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Myron Martin dealt ‘Late Show’ four-of-a-kind; Dee Snider praises(!) ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Dee Snider seems to be doing what they term in political campaigns as “walking back” some comments he made last week.
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Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Gumball 3000, Currington, Script, Thompson Square, Abraham
Friday, May 29, 2015
Las Vegas:
We start this weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview and Royal Robin Rundown with breaking entertainment news: the Gumball 3000 rally and celebration at MGM Resorts Village tonight and Saturday is now only tonight.
Shootings send two to hospitals Saturday night
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The Fight of the Century brought some commotion to Las Vegas. Two shootings and an influx of disturbance calls were made during the hours following the fight, according to Metro Police.
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Penn National plans two-phase Tropicana redevelopment, insiders say
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Strip:
There was surprise that The M Resort owners Penn National purchased Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday for $360 million. Inside word from Wall Street is that Penn plans a two-phase redevelopment.
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Penn National to pay $360 million for the Tropicana
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Penn National Gaming said this morning that its acquisition of the Tropicana will cost $360 million. The day after the sale was first reported by VEGAS INC, Penn began to shed light on its vision for the classic property. Penn, a regional gaming company that operates the M Resort in Henderson, reiterated ...

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