Nevada: Hard Rock International Set to Acquire the Mirage 

Nevada: Hard Rock International Set to Acquire the Mirage 

Hard Rock - The Mirage 

The Mirage’s fate was sealed on Wednesday when the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended the hotel and casino property be acquired by Hard Rock International, a brand owned by the Seminole Tribe. 

Hard Rock International will be the first tribal gaming operator to enter the Las Vegas Strip.

The $1.08 billion deal is currently awaiting a decision from the Nevada Gaming Commission due on December 22. The renovated and expanded property is scheduled to debut in 2026, with construction beginning in 2023 or 2024.

Hard Rock International’s Acquisition of Mirage Is Nearing Completion

The company intends to completely renovate The Mirage, removing the iconic volcano introduced by former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn and replacing it with a new guitar-shaped tower of great height. 

The project that Hard Rock International has in mind is expensive, but it will benefit Clark County and Nevada in the long run.

Hard Rock Already Has Plans for Completion Renovation 

The purchase price for The Mirage is $1.08 billion, and Hard Rock is planning to commence renovation and expansion in late 2023 and continue through 2024, according to a statement from the acquiring company. 

While operations will be temporarily suspended, the new owner assured it will retain the service of the Mirage employees once it reopens. More so, additional positions will be created to accommodate the needs of the newly opened property.

Before any of this can occur, however, the Nevada Gaming Commission must weigh in on the matter at its December 22 meeting. In the event of approval, the new property will include 3,640 hotel rooms, a casino gaming floor of up to 174,000 square feet, and up to 283,000 square feet alloted for conventional meeting space.

Expanding the New Property and Set to Open in 2026 

Hard Rock International is also optimistic about the success of the new property, as it will significantly increase the number of table games from 51 to 212 and slot machines from 836 to 2,000. 

The new property is projected to open its doors again to customers somewhere between 2025 and 2026, depending on market conditions and particular process-related obstacles.

While Nevada has a number of tribal operators, namely Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, this will be the first time that a tribal entity will operate a gaming business on the world-famous Strip.

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