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The Tropicana Casino Resort (often called the Trop) is a Cuban-themed property in Atlantic City. Its poker room was best known for offering the $7.50/$15 limit hold 'em pink chip game. However, since the poker room re-opened in May 2021, the pink chip game appears to have disappeared for good. The expansion of The Quarter, a semi-thematic collection of shops and restaurants, over the years has improved the Trop's profile in AC, but its poker room still lags in popularity.

Tropicana Casino on the Boardwalk

Tropicana Hotel Casino in Atlantic City

Getting there

The Trop is located in the Downbeach area of Atlantic City, as the westernmost side of the casino district is referred to. The Trop is the southernmost casino on the beach. Follow the olive-green signs upon arrival.

Self-parking incurs a fee, paid upon departure, that varies based on seasonal demand but is generally in the ballpark of $5 or $10. However, patrons who earn 10 tier credits in a day can print out a voucher from a kiosk for free parking. Additionally, self-parking is free for Platinum, Diamond, Diamond Plus, Diamond Elite, and Seven Stars card holders in the Caesars Rewards Program. Valet parking costs between $15 and $25, depending on card status and whether or not you're a Tropicana hotel guest, but it is free for Diamond and above.

The Room

The poker room is on the second floor, almost directly above the hotel lobby, past the shopping/dining/entertainment section "The Quarter" and next to the Boogie Nights nightclub.

Games spread

Hold em


  • $3/$6


  • $1/$2
  • $1/$3

The Players

The Trop has the same crowd as most Atlantic city casinos (with the exception of the Borgata): older locals & a few tourists, especially in the summer and on weekends. Most players here are not as skilled as the regulars at Borgata. Very few "pros" or sharks. Most games are friendly; rarely do you see arguments or loud trash-talking at the tables.

Wait time

Short wait time for most games, usually no more than half an hour. The fact that this was the first Boardwalk poker room to reopen upon the relaxation of COVID restrictions seems to have increased its popularity, but it's too early to tell if this is just a temporary phenomenon.


Darkish club-like atmosphere, difficult to see cards at certain angles. OK, not great, floor people. Waiting list for games is usually short, especially during the week. The dealers are generally competent. Caesars Rewards cards swiped at table to track players' hours.

$1 Chips

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1st Issue $1 Chip 2nd Issue $1 Chip 3rd Issue $1 Chip 4th Issue $1 Chip (front)
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4th Issue $1 Chip (back)

Poker rooms of Atlantic City, New Jersey
Borgata | Bally's | Caesar's | Harrah's | Resorts | Showboat | Taj Mahal | Tropicana
See also Casinos:Eastern US