Onex Corp. to sell Tropicana Las Vegas hotel and casino Penn National Gaming for $360 million

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The Tropicana hotel and casino in Las Vegas is being sold for $360 million.

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A group of shareholders, including private equity firm Onex Corp., say they will sell the 58-year-old Tropicana to the casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc.

Over the past four years, the Tropicana has spent $200 million to renovate its 1,500 hotel rooms. The Tropicana also has a comedy club, a theater and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

The deal will give Penn National its first property on the Las Vegas Strip. The company, based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, operates 26 casinos and hotels around the country. Its other Nevada property, The M Resort, is about 12 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

The deal is expected to close later this year.