After nearly six decades in business, the Sahara Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will close.

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Published on 09/05/11 - Updated on 17/03/22

Casino owner SBE Entertainment Group says it doesn't make financial sense to continue operating the aging casino.

The Sahara opened in 1952 and is 1 of the last "Strip" properties from Sin City's Rat Pack era. It was featured in 1960's "Ocean's Eleven" as 1 of 5 casinos robbed by a group of World War II veterans. The hotel was renovated many times in past years, even adding a rollercoaster to try and compete with business moving further down the "Strip". The rollercoaster shut down last Saturday; the hotel will shutter its doors May 16th.

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