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Tropicana Las Vegas Names Thomas Recine
Vice President of Food and Beverage

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7, 2009 - Tropicana Las Vegas announced today that Thomas Recine has been appointed Vice President of Food and Beverage.

Recine will report to property president Thomas McCartney and will oversee all aspects of food and beverage operations, planning and development.

"Tom brings a wealth of relevant experience to his post at Tropicana Las Vegas including venue development and strategic rebranding," said McCartney. "We are thrilled to have him on our team and eager to benefit from his expertise throughout the property's transformation."

Recine has more than two decades of industry experience, most recently as Senior Vice President of Property Operations and Food and Beverage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. In this position, he oversaw all food and beverage operations, catering and banquet services, environmental services, audio visual services as well as entertainment offerings.

Prior to joining Planet Hollywood, he spent 20 years with MGM Mirage. During his tenure, Recine held senior leadership roles at New York New York, Luxor, MGM Grand, and The Mirage.

Recine is a longtime Las Vegan and an alumnus of University of Nevada Las Vegas.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Nestled in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is a true Las Vegas landmark. The historic property is currently transforming itself into a vibrant, South Beach, Miami themed escape.

The revitalized Tropicana Las Vegas will feature a pulsating Latin beat, live salsa dancers, bright tropical colors and a sizzling nightlife scene. Renovations are scheduled for completion in 2010 and include the redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the world-famous pool area, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book and a nightclub. For additional information on events, amenities or availability call 702-739-2222 or visit

Stay up to date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by visiting our blog (, becoming a fan on Facebook or following along on Twitter ( as the property's transformation into a hot Havana getaway continues to take hold.

SOURCE Tropicana Las Vegas


Tropicana Entertainment LLC

Also See: Tropicana Las Vegas Names Ron Thacker President / January 2009

Tropicana Entertainment Issues Preliminary Business Plan that Would Serve as a Basis for a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization / November 2008


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