Tropicana's new top man familiar face in Atlantic City

November 25, 2018 Press of Atlantic City

By David Danzis

Steve Callender has paid his dues to the casino industry.

Since starting as a craps dealer at Resorts International Hotel Casino in 1978, Callender has worked his way up through the ranks, with stints at various properties in Atlantic City, including Bally’s and the Hilton Casino Resort.


For the last six years, Callender, 64, of Brigantine, has been second in command at Tropicana Atlantic City, overseeing day-to-day operations as the property’s general manager.


But following the sale of Tropicana to Reno-based Eldorado Resorts, Callender has been given the reins to Atlantic City’s second-highest grossing property.