I had the privilege to work for Steve Wynn during his entire time in the Atlantic City, New Jersey casino jurisdiction.

Wynn was a phenomenal boss.

Wynn grew very tired of the incompetent local Atlantic City government, as well as the strangling New Jersey state bureaucracy.

This, along with $ 440 million dollars from the Bally’s Casino organization caused Wynn to sell the fabulous Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

Wynn parlayed the Atlantic City premium sale into the construction of The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wynn leaving the Atlantic City gaming jurisdiction was the biggest loss in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City.

President Donald Trump leaving Atlantic City is a close second. At one time, Trump owned 4 Atlantic City properties.

Joe Lupo, who has a tremendous pedigree in both the Atlantic City and Las Vegas jurisdictions shared the news that The Mirage will be closing operations, saying:

After 34 amazing years, The Mirage Hotel & Casino will be ceasing operations on July 17, 2024. Over the next two months we will bid farewell to this iconic and historic property and then we will commence an incredible transformation. We look forward to the beginning of an exciting journey into a new era as Hard Rock Las Vegas will ignite the Strip with entertainment, innovation, and world-class hospitality. Hard Rock will pay approximately $80 million in severance packages for eligible union and non-union employees remaining with the property through cessation of operations. For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/4bF2hJb

- said Lupo.

Additionally, here’s how The Mirage Hotel and Casino told the story on social media yesterday:

The Mirage Hotel and Casino photos via Facebook.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino photos via Facebook.

Joe Lupo is a class act and a great operator.

The next chapter of Hard Rock Las Vegas will no doubt be an exciting and dynamic new era on the Las Vegas strip.

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