LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tropicana Las Vegas is slated to close its doors on April 2 but before that happens the 67-year-old Strip resort will honor its more than 700 employees for their years of service.

All the employees’ names will be displayed on the marquee 24/7 until closing as a way to pay tribute to the workers, many of whom have been at the resort for 20 or more years.

In a news release, Bally’s Corporation said “This heartfelt gesture demonstrates the management’s appreciation for their employees’ dedication and commitment to creating a positive work experience during this transition period.”

Sunlight illuminates a sign at The Tropicana hotel and casino in Las Vegas, on Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The property which opened in 1957 is one of the few casinos left on the Las Vegas Strip from that era. In 1959, it debuted the Folies Bergere, featuring topless showgirls wearing 4-foot tall headdresses. That show lasted 50 years.

The resort is set to be demolished to make way for the construction of a $1.5B new ballpark that will be the home of the relocating Oakland Athletics.

Tropicana’s employees will receive a severance of $2,000 for each year of work. For some employees, that could add up to between $40,000 and $60,000 for some longtime workers.

Additionally, the Tropicana will host a special team member appreciation day to express gratitude for their employees and acknowledge the contributions workers made toward the company’s success. Bally’s said it will provide employees with “as many resources as possible, including opportunities across the company.”


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