Mirage Distributes $1.6M in Progressive Slot Jackpots Before Shutting Down

Mirage distributing $1.6M in progressive slot jackpots
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Mirage Distributes $1.6M in Progressive Slot Jackpots Before Shutting Down

Starting Tuesday afternoon, The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip will distribute nearly $1.6 million in guaranteed prizes. This move isn’t merely a goodwill gesture but a regulatory requirement. Most casinos that close in Nevada must return their progressive jackpot revenue to the gamblers who collectively lost it in the first place.

The six-day promotion, dubbed The Mirage Progressive Final Cash Giveaway, runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 13, with a final day on July 16.

About $1.2 million of the $1.6 million comes from progressive slots. The scheduled payout includes a guaranteed $200,000 each day on July 9, 10, and 11, then $250,000 on July 12 and 13, and $100,000 on July 16.

The remaining $400,000 comes from progressive table games. This will be given away through drawings held at 8 p.m. on July 12 and 13.

Players can enter these drawings by playing any qualifying table game — Face-Up Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, blackjack, or baccarat — with a Unity by Hard Rock rewards card between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on those days.

Historical Precedent

The Riviera held a similar promotion before closing in May 2015, but the Tropicana wasn’t required to return its remaining jackpots when it closed in April. This is due to varying regulations by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), depending on the ownership circumstances of each casino.

The Mirage, which opened on November 22, 1989, will cease operations on July 17, 2024. It will then undergo a three-year transformation into the second Hard Rock Las Vegas. (The first Hard Rock was reopened as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in 2021.)

Redeeming Casino Chips and Slot Vouchers

Anyone looking to cash in Mirage casino chips after the closure has 120 days to do so. Chips can be redeemed at Treasure Island after July 17, according to the hotel casino. Slot vouchers can be mailed in for redemption.