Las Vegas, NV - Tropicana's Swim-Up Blackjack game, located in the main pool surrounded by five acres of lush tropical grounds, opens to hotel guests Friday, May 23, 2008 for the summer season.

The aquatic card game includes two separate blackjack tables that can accommodate up to seven players each. Players can dive in to this lively card game from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. Bets of $5-$25 a hand are accepted. For the convenience of the game players, towels are on-hand to keep the players' hands and chips dry.

While trying their luck at the popular card game, guests can enjoy exotic beverages from the Swim-Up Bar, just a splash away from the blackjack tables. Along with the traditional "tropical" drinks, like mai tais, daiquiris, piƱa coladas, and margaritas, guests can sip on the "Tropical Meltdown" or "Island Fantasy."

The 12,000 square foot, newly renovated free-form main pool with an island in the middle is one of the most popular swimming pools on the Las Vegas Strip. This large heated pool and the adult only Lagoon pool are open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. All pool hours are weather permitting.

Hotel guests are invited to make the most of their day at the Tropicana pool with rafts for rent, free pool volleyball, three separate Jacuzzis, the Coconut Grove Bar, and the Tiki Retail Hut, complete with all your sunbathing needs.

Private cabanas are also available for rent to registered hotel guests. Cabanas include cable TV, a refrigerator with sodas, mister, ceiling fan, chaise lounges, chairs, a table, and a complimentary fruit basket. Room service and cocktail service can also be accessed from the cabanas. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-739-2222 ext. 4429.

For guests looking for a more exercise-conducive pool configuration, the Tropicana offers the Garden Pool, located between the two original hotel buildings. Shaped in the traditional rectangle, this outdoor pool is open 24 hours a day year-round in a quiet setting for guests.

For additional information regarding the pool and swim-up blackjack, please visit our website at www.tropicanalv.com or call 702-739-2222.