Halloween at the Trop is Over the Top!


Halloween isn’t till next Tuesday, but that minor technicality isn’t stopping the Atlantic City casinos from getting the parties started early. As you can see from my recent post, the casinos are taking advantage of the well-timed pre-Halloween weekend to go all out with costume parties, weird looking food and drinks with creepy names, and outlandish entertainment. All seven Atlantic City casinos are participating in the fun. However, Halloween at the Trop is in a class by itself.

At the Tropicana, as at some of the other casino properties, a few of the clubs are holding Halloween parties on more than one night, but if your best time to go is Saturday, October 28, the Trop should be at the top of your list You won’t believe all the craziness that the Trop is cramming into that one day and evening. You can literally go party hopping from one venue to another till the wee hours of the morning because tonight the Tropicana turns into Party Central! There’s no doubt about it. Halloween  at the Trop is over the top!

Celebrate the Last Day of Chocolate Week

The first food on everyone’s mind when Halloween arrives is chocolate, of course. So if you haven’t had time to indulge your sweet tooth during Tropicana’s Chocolate Week yet, you still can. But today is the last day. Go ahead, have a decadent dessert or a chocolate martini. You can resume your diet in November. You might also want to pick up some chocolate candy to take home for your kids or hand out to the Tuesday trick or treaters. See my post of  October 25 “Chocolate Week at Tropicana Atlantic City” for more information on all of the Chocolate Week offerings.

Other Over the Top Ways to Celebrate Halloween at the Trop

Here is a sampling of other ways to enjoy the unique fun of Halloween at the Trop.

Visit the Candy Corn Display

You have until 6 p.m. to enter the Guess the No. of Candy Corn contest. The display is located in the Palm Walk area, and whoever guesses the correct number of candy of candy corn on display will win $1,000 FREE SLOT PLAY!  You get one guess only, which you can make in any Trop Advantage comp kiosk machine. Then a 6:30 p.m. the casino will announce the lucky winner.

Enjoy Free Entertainment on the Boardwalk

Plan to arrive early because the crowds for this free extravaganza on the Boardwalk in front of the Trop will be huge. The entertainment gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with a special Halloween theme light and sound show. Afterwards the thrills continue with a reenactment by the cast of Boogie Nights of the dance from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

Enter Tropicana’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest in the Quarter

The Boardwalk entertainment is over at 8:30 p.m. so is you’re not already in a killer Halloween costume when you arrive at the resort, no worries. There’s still time to change into it and put on the finishing touches so you’ll be fully ready for the first (of many) costume contests starting at 9 p.m. in the Quarter. Head to the Fiesta Plaza where a DJ will be already be playing Halloween familiar favorites starting at 7 p.m. Then at 9 p.m. the contest gets underway. Take a look at the fantastic prizes up for grabs.

  • Best Overall Costume: $500 Tropicana Gift Card
  • Scariest Costume: Overnight stay, including gourmet dinner and IMAX tickets for two
  • Best Group Costume (up to five people): $50 Tropicana Gift Card for each person

 Do you have what it takes to win one of these prizes?

Stay Late and Enjoy Parties, Drink Specials, and Chances to Win Great Prizes in More Costume Contests

Hopefully, you’re still far from ready to call it a night because at the Tropicana, the Halloween craziness is just getting started. Here is a sampling of what’s in store for you if you’re daring enough to check it out.

  • Boogie Nights Halloween Bash

This party has a $20 admission tag but should be great fun. There will be prizes for the best costume in all of the following categories: Best Group, Scariest, Sexiest, Best 70s, Best 80s, and Best Overall. The guest with the Best Overall Costume will win the Grand Prize of $1,000!

  • A Dam Good Sports Bar

If you prefer a somewhat tamer party where only the drinks are stiff, not the costume contest competition, head over to A Dam Good Sports Bar. The prizes in their Halloween Costume Contest include a $100 gift card for First Place, a $50 gift card for Second Place, and a $25 gift card for Third Place.

  • Casa Taco

If you’re getting hungry, Casa Taco is putting its own creative spin on Halloweekend with unique food and drink specials. For dinner they’re serving up a Wet Boo-rito, which is a steak burrito topped with red chili ($16), and you can wash it down with an Extra Bloody Mary ($10), Witches Business ($11), or Cinnamon Pumpkin Tequini ($8). Late revelers can stop by in the morning and have Pumpkin Spice Pancakes ($12) or a Zombie Skillet ($8) for breakfast.

  • RiRa Irish Pub

In addition to live music, there will be prizes for the best costume. Celebrate Halloween with special drinks like Witches Brew ($4), Bloody Brain Shooter, or Poison Apple Martini ($7).

  • Phobias! What’s Your Fear? At Cuba Libre

Doors open at 10:30 p.m. with reduced admission until midnight. There will be music by Latin Connection and a DJ will be on hand as well. Then at midnight, the madness really sets in with a competition for the Sexiest, Funniest, and Best Costume. Being fearless could pay off big time, as the Grand Prize will be a Trip Giveaway!

  • Anthem Party and After Party

 Anthem will be transformed into a creepy fun house where you’re invited to enter yet another costume contest for cash and prizes. If you’re a night owl, you’re welcome to stay way past midnight, too. The Halloween after party doesn’t even kick off until 3 a.m. and continues until 7 a.m.!  There will be more Halloween revelry at Anthem Sunday and Tuesday nights starting at 11 p.m.


The above should give you a good idea of the fantastic fun that awaits you if you come to Atlantic City tonight to celebrate Halloween at the Trop. Of course, being a night of surprises, there will no doubt be other parties and prize giveaways besides the above-mentioned ones. Although it may be hard, just remember to drink and gamble sensibly.





Barbara Nathan
Barbara Nathan is both a professional writer and casino, poker, and sports betting expert. Originally from NYC, she relocated to Absecon, NJ in 2013 just prior to the official launch of New Jersey regulated online casino and poker gambling. Besides keeping tabs on important developments in the industry from day 1, Barbara is very familiar with what each NJ online casino has to offer. Her comprehensive, unbiased reviews and promotion descriptions provide a valuable service to NJ online casino players. Barbara also enjoys volunteering in the Atlantic City community. She is a certified literacy tutor at the Atlantic City Public Library.

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