Tropicana Evansville Accused of Violating Wage Laws


For Immediate Release

June 18, 2020 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – A class and collective action lawsuit has been filed against Tropicana Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, for failing to pay its hourly employees properly under federal and state wage laws.


The complaint alleges that Tropicana violated its employees’ rights by: (1) improperly “rounding” employees’ clock-in and clock-out times such that they were not paid for all hours worked; (2) deducting gaming license fees from employees’ wages; (3) failing to inform tipped employees of the required tip credit provisions before paying a sub-federal minimum wage; and (4) miscalculating tipped employees’ overtime rates resulting in underpaying overtime wages.

The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for all hourly employees who worked at Tropicana Evansville between June 18, 2017 and the present. 

Eligible persons who want to join this case can submit a Consent to Join form.


The case is Adams v. Aztar Indiana Gaming Company, LLC d/b/a Tropicana Evansville, No. 3:20-cv-143, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

For additional information, please contact:

Ryan L. McClelland

McClelland Law Firm, P.C.  

200 Westwoods Drive

Liberty, Missouri 64068


Alexander T. Ricke

Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP

460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

Kansas City, Missouri 64112


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