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Hard Rock takes over operations of Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - As of 6 a.m. Monday morning, operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino officially passed into the hands of Hard Rock International. Regulatory approval was granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday. Plans for giant, guitar-shaped hotel at site of Mirage revealed by Hard Rock executives Hard Rock International paid $1.075…
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Attendance at January's CES tech show fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event in 2020, but it helped get the ball rolling for the return of conventions to Southern Nevada after nearly two years of COVID-cleared calendars. More than 40000 people attended the event, and 2023 attendance is expected to rebound by 70%. The best new…
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BREAKING: A fourth dolphin at the Mirage's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat has died since April, the resort confirmed Wednesday.

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Hard Rock takes over operations of Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KTNV) - Hard Rock International officially began operating The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Monday. Hard Rock International paid $1.075 billion in cash for operating assets of The Mirage and entered into a long-term lease agreement with VICI Properties Inc., which owns the real estate the casino sits on. The resort will operate as The…
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Mirage Closing, Caesars Flops: 2022’s Top Las Vegas Strip Stories

The Las Vegas Strip kicked off the year by hosting CES, the big tech conference long-known as the Consumer Electronics Show, which was expected to be somewhat close to normal after being virtual the year before. But it ended up as a shell of itself due to the Omicron variant of covid. Instead of Sin City's grand return, the event saw mostly empty…
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Las Vegas Strip Casino May Not Close, Famed Attraction Doomed

When Hard Rock International agreed to pay $ 1 billion for Mirage back in December, rumors began to fly about what might happen to the property. An early artist rendering that showed a Guitar Hotel -- like the one the acquiring company owns in Florida -- on the property where the Mirage Volcano currently sits. That hardly official or to-scale image…
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Las Vegas Strip Resort, Iconic Attraction Closing, Beloved Show Survives

The worst has been confirmed as Hard Rock International takes over the Mirage from MGM Resorts International, but there is some good news. Nothing lasts forever in Las Vegas. In many cases, when a brand disappears from the Las Vegas Strip, its time has passed. But some beloved events, shows, attractions, and even casinos die before their…
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Las Vegas Strip Resort, Iconic Attraction Closing, Beloved Show Survives
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New Casino Owner Closes Beloved Las Vegas Strip Attraction

When a major property changes hands on the Las Vegas Strip, the new owner usually wants to put its stamp on the property. That doesn't always happen quickly. Bally's (BALY) - Get Free Report, for example, has closed on its purchase of Tropicana, and aside from some signage changes to denote the new owner's loyalty program, almost nothing has…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Food halls gain popularity over buffets in Las Vegas

The Fremont is the latest casino to opt for a food hall (or court) in place of reopening its buffet. The six-outlet hall will open in December in a 13150-square-­foot space adjacent to what used to be the buffet. A similar swap is also in the works at Aria, which is building Proper Eats, a high-end food hall along the lines of Block 16 at…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Food halls gain popularity over buffets in Las Vegas
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Yes, Indiana is really playing college basketball in a Las Vegas hotel

By now you may have seen the photo making the rounds on Twitter: a college basketball court set off to the side of what appears to be a hotel ballroom in Las Vegas. And, well, that's right. Indiana is playing an actual, real college basketball game that counts at the events center of the The Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a…
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The Mirage opens Nov. 22, 1989, on the Las Vegas Strip

The Mirage will switch ownership from MGM Resorts International to Hard Rock International at the end of the year, and eventually the casino will undergo and brand change, but its volcanic legacy is one Las Vegas won't soon forget. (And, by the way, the volcano is not expected to close under new management, according to MGM Resorts.) When The…
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The Mirage opens Nov. 22, 1989, on the Las Vegas Strip
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Las Vegas Casino Closes Dolphin Exhibit After 3 Animals Die In 6 Months

The Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas announced it would temporarily close its dolphin attraction in the wake of a third dolphin death this year. The Mirage's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat currently has no reopening date scheduled, a spokesperson told The Washington Post. An 11-year-old male bottlenose dolphin named K2 died Sept. 24 of what…
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Dolphins keep dying mysteriously at this Las Vegas casino

K2 was fun to be around. The bottlenose dolphin was an energetic 11-year-old, a young adult in dolphin years, who was born at The Mirage casino on the Las Vegas strip and lived his entire life there. Visitors sometimes paid as much as $450 to have brief in-water interactions with him and other bottlenose dolphins.His handlers said he was often…
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Dolphins keep dying mysteriously at this Las Vegas casino
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Third dolphin dies this year at Las Vegas' Mirage Casino

Las Vegas' Mirage casino temporarily shut its dolphin habitat Tuesday after an 11-year-old dolphin died - the third animal to die in the enclosure this year. K2, a bottlenose dolphin, had allegedly suffered from respiratory illness and was undergoing treatment when he died Saturday, according to a memo that was sent out to employees by Mirage…
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Captive Dolphin Dies From Lung Infection on Las Vegas Strip at Just 19

A bottlenose dolphin has died young from a lung infection at Las Vegas's Mirage Casino. The dolphin, named Maverick, was the second dolphin to die at the Mirage's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in the past five months, according to a statement by MGM Resorts. The first dolphin death of 2022 occurred in April, when a 13-year-old bottlenose named…
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Captive Dolphin Dies From Lung Infection on Las Vegas Strip at Just 19
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A Las Vegas landmark is about to go dormant: Travel Weekly

Hard Rock International announced last year it is buying the property from MGM Resorts International, and the iconic volcano will not have a role in the resort's eventual rebranding. Neither Hard Rock nor MGM officials would confirm when the volcano will be dismantled, and the timing of its last eruption is uncertain. A guitar-shaped room tower is…
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A dolphin at The Mirage in Las Vegas died

A bottlenose dolphin at The Mirage has died. Bella, who was 13, died Thursday after undergoing treatment for gastroenteritis for several weeks, according to a letter to Mirage employees from Niklas Rytterstrom, the hotel-casino's president and chief operating officer. The animal-care team at The Mirage - which has a dolphin habitat where people can…
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The 8 Best Las Vegas Hotels for Couples

Sin City is world-renowned for its atmospheric nightlife, 24-hour casinos, and sleek bars, but there is more to Vegas than its party reputation. While it might not have secured the status of a romance capital, there are plenty of fun activities you can enjoy with your other half in the city. After all, you could grab dinner at a Michelin-starred…
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Las Vegas Strip Icon Set for Demolition; Another May Stay

Las Vegas has an endless series of iconic attractions. the Las Vegas sign, the Fountains of Bellagio, the Grand Canal at Venetian, the Fremont Street Experience Downtown, the Fountains at Caesars Palace that Evel Knievel failed to jump in 1967, the High Roller Ferris Wheel at the Linq, the Skypod at the Stratosphere, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the…
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Impossibly, it’s time to say goodbye to Las Vegas Strip mainstay the Mirage

Last month's announcement that Hard Rock Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have reached a deal that will transform the Mirage into a new Hard Rock Las Vegas hotel and casino may have flown below the radar a bit. The Super Bowl is coming to Las Vegas in 2024, which was announced at approximately the same time, and another COVID surge…
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Impossibly, it’s time to say goodbye to Las Vegas Strip mainstay the Mirage
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Mirage to be remade into ‘brand-new resort’ on Las Vegas Strip

The Mirage will become a "brand-new resort" once Hard Rock International completes the remodel of its soon-to-be acquired property on the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the company's chairman said Tuesday. Hard Rock announced Monday that it is buying the operations of The Mirage from MGM Resorts International for $1.075 billion, a move that will put…
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Mirage to be remade into ‘brand-new resort’ on Las Vegas Strip
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A buyer’s market: Vegas Strip casinos a hot commodity

High-profile Las Vegas Strip resorts aren't put up for sale every day. Last week, however, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, the Strip's two largest operators with a combined 17 properties, each said they wanted to part ways with a hotel-casino. In a year that has seen more than $30 billion in announced mergers and acquisition…
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Two Major Las Vegas Strip Resorts Putting Hotels Up For Sale

Most visitors on the Las Vegas Strip know there are dozens of hotels and casinos, each with its own theme or individual aesthetic. But behind the scenes, many of the highest-profile properties are owned by two companies: MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment. And in the past few months, the two companies have been wheeling and dealing with their…
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Two Major Las Vegas Strip Resorts Putting Hotels Up For Sale
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30 Most Fun Things To Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is officially known as the City of Las Vegas and even as Vegas. Americans even consider Las Vegas as Sin City. Las Vegas, known for its luxurious casinos and light-filled nights, is one of the most popular tourist places in America. It's a perception of many that the fun-filled city is famous for its Casino life. However, it is not just…
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