The Casino Control Commission yesterday declined to renew the Tropicana's operating license after complaints the casino was dirty and service poor.
The casino will remain open under the management of a trustee until it can be sold.
Tropicana Entertainment filed an appeal today.
But a federal judge refused to consider the appeal on an emergency basis, saying the casino must go the normal route.
The casino says they don't have that much time.
In a statement today, the company said it may default on loans and end up in bankruptcy.