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Tropicana Entertainment and Carnival Cruise Lines Form Strategic Casino Alliance

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 - News Blog, Press Releases

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Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPCA), one of the most respected names in the gaming industry, and Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s most popular cruise line, announced today that they have formed an alliance to offer an array of cruise benefits to Trop Advantage® players club members at seven Tropicana-owned casinos in the United States for 2015.

Guests of Tropicana Entertainment’s Atlantic City, NJ; Evansville, IN; Greenville, MS; Laughlin, NJ; and Aruba properties, as well as Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Montbleu Resort Casino Spa in Lake Tahoe, will be eligible to receive complimentary and discounted Carnival cruises throughout the year aboard Carnival’s fleet, based on their level of play.

“We take great pride in giving Trop Advantage players more fun, variety and value than our competitors,” said Tony Rodio, President & Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. “Carnival Cruise Lines shares our commitment to attentive service, delicious food and drink, and exceptional experiences, making this a meaningful partnership that will greatly benefit our players.”

Trop Advantage players club is designed to allow players maximum flexibility in choosing their own rewards. Trop Advantage offers five reward tier levels and the ability to earn and spend comp dollars, receive invitations to special events and take advantage of generous free slot play programs and giveaways. Membership is free and players can join online or at any of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. casinos.

“We are excited to align our Carnival brand with such a progressive, entertainment-oriented organization such as Tropicana Entertainment, said Marty Goldman, Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Global Casino Operations.  “We look forward to welcoming Trop Advantage players aboard our ships and providing them with a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories.” Goldman noted that the cruises can be booked through any of Carnival’s reservations channels, including its valued travel agent partners.

Carnival destinations include exotic ports throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, and other destinations.

About Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 6,300 employees, 6,032 rooms, 6,941 slot positions and 217 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP)

About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  The company’s 25th ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled to enter service in 2016.

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