Former Tropicana renamed Bally’s Evansville opens today
Formerly known as Tropicana Evansville casino in downtown Evansville, Indiana, is reopening today, October 13th, renamed as Bally’s Evansville.
The soon-to-be-named Bally’s Evansville casino & hotel are set to reopen today, 13th October, Wednesday, around 8p.m.
The former Caesar’s Entertainment-owned establishment has passed to Twin River Worldwide Holdings, as announced in October last year, and finalized earlier this year in June by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Since then, the naming rights were obtained by the Twin River Worldwide Holdings, naming it as Bally’s and currently operating as Bally’s Corporation.
Not only is the casino being renamed Bally’s Evansville, but the main hotel as well.
According to the local news, the ownership changes did not result in any job losses, as noted by the casino officials.
Land-based gambling was legalized in the state in 1995, with the opening of the Casino Aztar riverboat property – Indiana’s first casino.
Casino Aztar became Tropicana Evansville in 2013. In 2017, the riverboat left and the casino changed to land-based and named Riverside Drive.
The newly changed land-based casino has 79,000 square feet in space, including 45,000 square feet of casino floor, and two hotels.