The Tropicana hotel’s new organized crime attraction will have a jump on the city-backed Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas. Jay Bloom, the managing partner of the Tropicana’s “Las Vegas Mob Experience” says the new Strip attraction will be ready for the public by March 1st. It will feature artifacts from some of the most famous figures in organized crime, such as the diary of Meyer Lansky and cars that once belonged to Bugsy Siegel and Charlie “Lucky” Luciano. Bloom tells the “Review-Journal” he wants to create an “immersive environment,” where the public becomes part of the mob story through interactive software. A formal grand opening is scheduled for March 29th.
Meanwhile, work continues on the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on the site of the old post office and federal courthouse in downtown Vegas. Nicknamed the “mob museum,” it’s scheduled to open by the end of the year.