Don Johnson, Tropicana's $5.5 Million Blackjack Winner, to Host $100,000 Winner-Take-All Tournament

Aug 15, 2011, 18:00 ET from Tropicana Casino & Resort

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Excitement is in the cards at Tropicana Casino & Resort with a celebrity appearance from Don Johnson on September 2 and 3.

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"We're thrilled to have Don host our $100,000 Winner-Take-All Blackjack Tournament on September 2 & 3," said Tony Rodio, president and chief executive officer. "Since winning over $5 million at one of our blackjack tables himself, Don has become a celebrity over night since his big wins in AC. Now our customers have the opportunity to meet and play with or against him in this tournament," said Rodio.

New members can take advantage of an unprecedented offer: to get in on the action of a big money, invitational tournament. By signing up for a free Diamond Club card on September 2 at the Promotions Booth, new club members will get a chance to play in Tropicana's $100,000 Winner-Take-All Blackjack Tournament, an otherwise invitation-only event.  

These new members and invited guests will participate in a "Ready, Set, Go Blackjack" qualifying round, that will take place from 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. on Friday, September 2. The top seven scorers will then advance to the $100,000 Winner-Take-All Blackjack Tournament, which takes place at 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, along with 42 invited guests including Don Johnson and 7 qualifiers.

On September 2 at 3:00 PM, to thank the celebrity for making this appearance, Tropicana is happily donating $10,000 to Don Johnson's favorite charity: the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation which supports innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Tropicana Atlantic City continues to offer the highest limits on the East Coast.

Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,078 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. For more information, visit the official Web site at

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. ("Tropicana Entertainment") owns and operates 8 casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey.  In addition, the Company owns a development property in Aruba.  Tropicana Entertainment properties collectively have 5,750 rooms, 8,300 slot positions and 240 table games.

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