Las Vegas' Mirage to give away $1.6M before closing: Here's how you can win

The Mirage on the Las Vegas strip is looking to give away $1.6 million before it's turned into the Hard Rock Casino.. 

The hotel and casino is hosting a "Progressive Finale Cash Giveaway" from now until July 16. 

Contestants have a chance to play different games and slots. 

According to FOX 5 Las Vegas, the Mirage has to give away cash before it ceases gaming operations in accordance with state law. 

The famous hotel, which opened in 1989, was the first megaresort to open on the Las Vegas Strip, and its success sparked a building boom in the 1990s for other large resorts, forever transforming the way the tourist hot spot did business. 

The popular resort, instantly recognizable for its Y-shaped design and imagery of The Beatles Cirque du Soleil show "LOVE" advertised across its top floors, will close on July 17, according to the hotel’s owners, Hard Rock International (HRI).

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The 80-acre resort will be renamed as "Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas" (HRHCLV) with an opening date slated for 2027. 

"We'd like to thank the Las Vegas community and team members for warmly welcoming Hard Rock after enjoying 34 years at The Mirage," Jim Allen, the chairman of Hard Rock International, said in a previous statement.

The new resort will employ more than 6,000 people when it reopens, while the renovation work will lead to more than 2,500 construction jobs. 

The Mirage was the world's most expensive resort when developer Steve Wynn opened it for $630 million. It was Wynn’s first major casino on the Strip.

The hotel became the main venue for Siegfried & Roy, who performed there for 14 years, often using white lions and tigers in their acts. Other shows included Cirque du Soleil Nouvelle Expérience. 

FOX Business contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.