The Project 21â Scholarship Program at Tropicana Evansville is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21.

Tropicana Evansville achieves this objective by using one of the best tools available – education. Students between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the chance to design and submit a poster, video or written essay about underage gambling.  The program allows young people to educate other young people that it is not permissible in Indiana to gamble in a casino under the age of 21.  Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to the best entries.

Students may submit their poster, video or written essay between January 6 and April 10, 2015, to Angela Patton, Tropicana Evansville’s Community Service Coordinator. Complete details are available at

Evansville-area high schools, technical schools, and colleges have participated in this scholarship program over the past several years.  Tropicana Evansville has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to students from Mater Dei High School, Reitz High School, North High School, Harrison High School, Central High School, Evansville Day School, North Knox High School, Gibson Southern and Pike Central High School.

About Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is a $110 million entertainment facility that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 250 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,500 rooms, 8,000 slot positions and 270 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.