Mirage to pay out $1.6m through new promotion prior to closure

July 8, 2024
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The property is set to close its doors for good on July 17 after more than 30 years of being located on the Las Vegas strip.

The Mirage hotel and casino will unfortunately see its tenure in Las Vegas end in the coming days, but first the property must disperse $1.6m, as required by Nevada gaming regulators. Regulators require casinos located in Nevada to pay out any remaining money since the progressive lump sums mainly include gamblers’ losses, except for initial starting amounts put up by the operator.

The Mirage has a total of $1.6m, almost $1.2m of progressive slot money and $400k in progressive table game cash, that must be disbursed before it ceases gaming operations and closes its doors on July 17. 

Hard Rock International, Mirage’s owner and operator, is holding a final promotion to be run over the course of six days. The Mirage Progressive Finale Cash Giveaway promotion will run from July 9 through July 13 and resume on July 16.

Hard Rock has no other affiliated casinos in Nevada, so The Mirage’s progressive money must be returned to players before the property shuts down.

The progressive slot promo will have $200k in guaranteed winnings on July 9, 10 and 11 before increasing to $250k on July 12 and 13. On July 16, $100k in cash prizes will be handed out to lucky winners. The promotions start at 3pm each day and end at 7pm Pacific Standard time. 

The Mirage is not the first casino in Las Vegas to hold a giveaway of progressive money such as this, as The Riviera held a similar promotion in the days before its closing in May 2015.

While the closing of The Mirage will sadden many Las Vegas locals, the new promotion announced should help ease the blow of losing a property that was on the Las Vegas strip for over 30 years.

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