During all the casino-related transactions last year, the purchase of the Mirage was a significant for several reasons.
For one, it’ll be the first Strip resort owned by a tribal gaming company. When construction is finished, it’ll become the Hard Rock hotel-casino—and if early designs hold true, there will be a new hotel tower shaped like a vertical guitar.
Then there’s the Mirage volcano, which has regularly erupted on the Strip as a free show for 33 years will be demolished.
And some locals and tourists are upset enough, there’s a petition asking the Seminoles to reconsider.
Brian Paco Alvarez, CEO & Owner and Anthropologist, Psionic Art Works and Fabulous Story Tours; David Schwartz, Professor, Gaming Historian, Author, UNLV Ombuds