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August 05, 2020

The firm included a statement from the property's president and general manager

SAHARA Las Vegas denies social media rumors of closure

SAHARA Las Vegas denies social media rumors of closure
"We have been delighted to welcome guests back to the resort since reopening on June 4 following the government-mandated closure," said Paul Hobson, president and general manager. We look forward to continuing to welcome guests well into the future."
United States | 07/31/2020

A report of the property permanently closing in September surfaced on Thursday but was quashed by a company spokesperson a few hours later, who called the rumor "internet gossip."

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SAHARA Las Vegas spokesperson released a statement on Thursday to deny a social media rumor concerning a planned closure of the property in September.

"The social media rumor concerning a planned closure of SAHARA Las Vegas is completely false. SAHARA Las Vegas has no plans to close either temporarily or otherwise. SAHARA Las Vegas owner Alex Meruelo remains deeply committed to the project and is continuing with the resorts’ $150 million transformations," the company's spokesperson stated.

The company also included a statement from the property's president and general manager:

"We typically refrain from responding to internet gossip, however, given these current unprecedented times we felt it important to address these rumors head on to reassure our team members and guests," said Paul Hobson, SAHARA Las Vegas president and general manager. "We have been delighted to welcome guests back to the resort since reopening on June 4 following the government-mandated closure. We look forward to continuing to welcome guests well into the future."

The Las Vegas economy continues to find its way through the ongoing pandemic since the reopening of casinos on June 4.

Gambling and travel have been slow to recover with key casino house winnings index down 45.5% when compared to the previous year, but the almost $567 million reported in statewide “gaming win” for June was an improvement from near-zero in April and May due to the coronavirus closures.

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