After 60 years of successful work, Riviera closes its doors
As it was planned this week, the famous Las Vegas casino Riviera was closed on Monday, May 4. The state officials purchased the building. They plan to include the former Casino into a 2.3- billion project – Las Vegas Global Business District.
In other words, within the walls of the casino various large-scale conferences will take place. Presumably, this turn of events will create thousands of jobs and attract even more people to Las Vegas. Recently, city officials rely less on the income from gambling.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority bought the 26-acre property in February. The cost of gambling establishment exceeded $ 182.5 million.
Casino Riviera was considered one of the most famous in Las Vegas. Such popular movies as “Casino,” “Ocean’s 11” and “The Hangover” were made on its territory. Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr., Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Marlene Dietrich, Dean Martin, Liberace, Orson Welles and the Village People were among the guest stars of the casino. Its famous “Crazy Girls” topless show is moving down the Strip to Planet Hollywood.
Earlier the casino had a 6-table poker room. However, it was closed in 2013.
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Riviera’s owners tried to escape the bankruptcy for long, but the appearance of the Mandalay Bay, the Mirage and the Bellagio made it rather difficult.
Representatives of the casino told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in the official statement: “We are very grateful to our guests and clients of the casino for their loyalty to ‘The Riv’. We want to thank our partners who have done a lot for our guests. These pleasant memories will remain in the hearts of many for years after the casino closes its doors. “
The visitors continued to play casino slots and bet on sports to the last second of the institution. The sale of furnishings is going to begin from May 14.
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