After 60 years on Las Vegas Strip, Riviera closes at noon
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more as of noon.
The 60-year-old casino-hotel is expected to close its doors at that hour Monday.
The 2,075-room building and the 26 acres it sits on was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in February.
The publicly-funded tourism agency plans to tear down the casino-hotel where Liberace and Frank Sinatra were once headliners and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Strip.
"The Riv" is among the few remaining hotel-casinos that got its start in Sin City's early mob-led days.
The property has struggled in recent years as development around it went dormant, deterring walk-in traffic.
Furniture and fixtures inside the casino-hotel are expected to be auctioned in mid-May.