May 22, 2024 3 min read


Nevada’s DETR Supports Staff as The Mirage Casino Closes

With the aim of providing utmost support to the 3,350 affected staff, DETR is implementing its Rapid Response Program

The Mirage casino in Las Vegas is closing down, and Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) has said it will help employees who will lose their jobs to get new ones or start businesses. The famous casino run by Hard Rock International is to be shut on July 17 for major remodeling that will see it turned into a different brand.

DETR Launches Rapid Response Program for 3,350 Mirage Employees

Aiming to offer maximum assistance to the 3,350 staff that were affected by the shutdown, DETR is rolling out its Rapid Response Program. The initiative seeks to ensure that those who are laid off or have their places of work closed down can easily access different kinds of services and resources during this period of change.

Director of DETR, Christopher Sewell, noted that the department is dedicated to customizing support for Mirage workers and said that the goal is to help the employees as much as possible during these difficult times. DETR is planning on carrying out various workshops, job fairs, and information sessions so that employees can get equipped with the necessary skills for finding new jobs.

The Rapid Response team from DETR will provide a package which includes among other things budget planning help, advice on health cover alternatives, and vocational training courses. The materials shall be offered physically and virtually too in order to cater to the different needs of those affected.

Gov. Lombardo Applauds DETR’s Initiative

In his response, Gov. Joe Lombardo expressed his appreciation of how DETR has worked together with The Mirage proactively and pointed out their joint efforts in ensuring smooth handover processes for outgoing workers. The department is also connecting them with potential employers while at the same time organizing job fair events within Las Vegas Valley together with other companies.

If qualified union and non-union laborers stay until the scheduled closing date for The Mirage, they will get good separation pay that amounts to about $80 million in total. This is meant to help employees financially as they move on with their careers.

The shutdown of The Mirage means the end of an epoch for the famous Las Vegas Strip landmark. it has been instrumental in making this city become a leading luxurious holiday destination. The Mirage, founded by Steve Wynn in 1989, was the first megaresort on the Las Vegas Strip. Its success prompted the development of other properties. The complex boasts over 3,000 luxurious rooms and suites, a vast casino floor, world-class entertainment, diverse dining options, vibrant nightlife, and a tropical pool complex.


Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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