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Some locals erupt over Mirage volcano's impending demise

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AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Mirage Volcano erupts at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas in 2008

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

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Mike has been a producer for State of Nevada since 2019. He produces — and occasionally hosts — segments covering entertainment, gaming & tourism, sports, health, Nevada’s marijuana industry, and other areas of Nevada life.