Ron Thackerhas been named president of Tropicana Entertainment’s casino and resort property in Las Vegas. Thacker has more than 30 years of gaming experience, most recently as vice president of casino operations at Fontainebleau Resorts where he was responsible for casino design, development, systems implementation and general casino operations. He previously held executive positions at the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Casino Windsor and Flamingo Hilton Kansas City. Thacker will report to COO Robert Yee and will oversee all property operations pending regulatory approval.