Las Vegas Casino to Distribute $1.6M in Prizes Before Closure

The Mirage, a renowned Las Vegas casino, is set to distribute $1.6 million in prizes over the next week before it permanently ceases operations. The casino, a fixture on the Vegas Strip for over 30 years, is mandated by Nevada law to distribute all unclaimed progressive jackpots before closing its doors for the last time on July 17.

The Mirage’s impending closure necessitates the distribution of substantial cash prizes accumulated from both slot machines and table games. Progressive jackpots, which increase each time a game is played but not won, are owed to players and gamblers. According to Nevada state law, any remaining balances must be paid out before a casino can officially close.

The Mirage has outlined a plan to distribute the cash prizes with guaranteed winnings starting from Tuesday, July 9, and ending on Tuesday, July 16. The casino, which first opened its doors in 1989, will distribute $200,000 in guaranteed winnings on the slots each day from the first Tuesday through Thursday.

The prize money will then increase to $250,000 on Friday and Saturday, before dropping to $100,000 on the final day, July 16. The total prize money from the slot machines must amount to $1.2 million, with an additional $400,000 being awarded from table game jackpots.

More details about the cash giveaways and the rules of the games can be found on the casino’s website. Following its closure, The Mirage will undergo a transformation into a new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with an anticipated opening date in 2027.