Sahara Hotel & Casino: The End Of A Las Vegas Era

Yes, it is official, the Sahara hotel and gambling casino is finally closing down.. It first opened in 1952, and it is the last of the original United States gambling “Rat Pack.: During its hey day, it has hosted such celebrities as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Jerry Lewis during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

In recent decades, there have been the openings of many large resorts and casinos which had the smaller hotels like the Sahara fighting to book its meager one thousand seven hundred rooms located on the Strip. They decided to close the doors in March, 2011. The owners saw that the Sahara was not making a profit but did not make it official until Monday May 16, 2011. In closing, it is making 1,050 staff members unemployed although some of them who knew the end was coming had already found jobs before the doors officially closed.
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The Sahara has gone from being known for its celebrity line ups and being a part of the “Rat Pack” glory days to being known now for its dollar-a-go games and the six pound, two foot burrito that was called “The Bomb.”

Yes, the Sahara Hotel and Casino is now going away, just like the Dunes, the Stardust, the Sands, and the New Frontier. Another landmark in Las Vegas bites the dust.

The Sahara Hotel

Offers a 75000 square feet casino. Recently opened the “Nascar Cafe” with a giant high-speed coaster ride. On the Vegas Strip with 1200 tower rooms.

 

Sahara’s closure on May 16 will mark ‘the end of an era’ – Friday …

Mar 11, 2011  Friday, March 11, 2011 | 8:17 a.m. – The owner of the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday announced plans to close the 

 

Once ‘jewel of the desert,’ Sahara entertains last weekend guests …

May 14, 2011  The Sahara hotel-casino in Las Vegas Thursday, May 12, 2011 

 

Sahara Hotel and Casino – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sahara Hotel and Casino was a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. Its last operating date was May 16, 2011.