Seminole Make the Mirage Purchase Official

Indian Voices
January 16, 2023

Indian Gaming has made milestones in Southern Nevada in the last few years. In 2020 The Mohegan Tribe began operating the first Native owned casino in Las Vegas, the Mohegan Sun at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.  They truly opened the door for other tribes to utilize the prosperity of the Las Vegas gaming corridor.  The Palms was the second casino purchased for $650,000 million by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in 2021 after being closed for 2 years due to the COVID pandemic.  2022 Hardrock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe, purchased the Mirage for a whopping $1.075 billion dollars cash.  We can expect big changes to this hotel that made history with its erupting volcano.  The volcano will still erupt through 2023 according to local buzz concerning this iconic strip property.  The name will be changed of course to Hardrock Las Vegas and the tribe plans to add a 1000 room tower in the shape of a guitar.  Las Vegas is the gaming capitol of the world and now offers a Native experience to add to the rich culture of the Las Vegas strip founded by Thomas Hull in 1941 when he built the first strip hotel called the El Rancho.