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Erik Kabik Photo Gallery: A Last Look at the Sahara Hotel & Casino

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Today, May 16, 2011, at 2pm the Sahara Hotel & Casino closed its doors for good, ending a nearly 60 year legacy in Las Vegas (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).  

The Moroccan-style building was the last remaining Rat Pack hotel-casino, hosting concerts by some of the most popular acts in show business, including The Beatles.  But these great memories weren’t enough to keep the property in business, and the owner of the hotel, Sam Nazarian, made the final decision to cease operations, stating that it was no longer “economically viable”.

Our thanks to Retna photographer Erik Kabik for these great photos taken on May 14, 2011.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.