Home » NEWS » Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

Trop Casino in Greenville.

Trop Casino in Greenville.

GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront.

Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday.

The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and a new restaurant ready by December of 2014.

Click here to read more details about the proposal.

“We’re going to bring back some of the old things that they used to do in Greenville like boat racing,” Chris Strobbe, general manager of the Trop Casino, told the Mississippi Gaming Commission Thursday morning before the city council’s vote. “It will open up the lakefront for the city.

“We’re really excited. This will be a real shot in arm for economy for Greenville and the Delta.”

Strobbe said the total investment in the project will be a little over $10 million.

The Trop plans to move the 580 slot machines and seven table games it operates on the floating facility to a facility to be built on the shore.

The proposal includes a fine-dining restaurant with a non-casino entrance for family access to be built above a two-level parking structure.



… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Frank Brown

One comment

Leave a Reply