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This Week in Gambling: The Mirage Volcano closed, but it’s not gone yet

1 November 2023

By J. Todd
The Mirage Volcano has been shut down, but don’t worry, you may still get a chance to see it one last time. That is if you visit Las Vegas between December and early 2024.

The folks at Mirage Las Vegas shuttered it so they could build grandstands along Las Vegas Boulevard and sell tickets for spectators to watch the upcoming
Formulas 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Rumor has it that once the race is over, The Mirage resort will reignite the volcano by Friday, 8 December, but for how long no one knows exactly, with the construction of the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino scheduled for early 2024.

Despite public outcry and a failed petition, there are no plans to save the Mirage Volcano as Hard Rock is planning to build its 36-story hotel tower shaped like a guitar.


This Week in Gambling: Las Vegas protest & arrests to block the Strip

25 October 2023
Talk about civil disobedience. Or at least that’s what the Las Vegas union workers are calling what they’re planning for later today Wednesday, 25 October. The Culinary 226 and Bartenders 165 Unions are asking workers to block Las Vegas Boulevard in front Paris Las Vegas and the Bellagio for up to four hours, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. ... (read more)

This Week in Gambling: Gearing up for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

18 October 2023
The drivers aren’t at the starting line yet, but it’s getting close, as the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is less than a month away, as race festivities will run from Thursday, 16 November through Saturday, 18 November. Over 300,000 people are expected to attend the events, which kick off with practice runs for the drivers on Thursday, 16 November at 8:30 p.m. ... (read more)

This Week in Gambling: Las Vegas strike looms large

11 October 2023
The possibility of over 50,000 Las Vegas workers walking off the job at any moment is very real, as unions approved a city-wide strike on 6 October. Now, the city is on edge as it waits to see if cooks, bartenders, maids, and other service-related employees go on strike and throw the city into chaos. ... (read more)

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