It is true that everything that has a beginning has an end. This axiom can be applied to everything, and especially to the gambling houses. Take, for example, the casino Riviera, which has closed its doors forever on Monday. Riviera Hotel and Casino has served its clients for nearly 60 years.
Casino, opened in Las Vegas in 1955 and functioned until today, remained one of the few gambling establishments that were open at the time of Frank Sinatra and Liberace, the Village People and Orson Welles, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich and Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley, Harry Belafonte and Barbra Streisand. “Crazy Girls”, the immortal topless show that attracted its audience for a long period, is moving down the Strip to Planet Hollywood.
The competition around the Riviera Hotel and Casino has grown and, consequently, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority bought the 26-acre property in February. Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, an organization dedicated to the marketing of Las Vegas as a whole, was designed to enhance the tourism sector of the city and improve the profitability of the casinos. Actually, now the Las Vegas Convention Centre, which is already the largest in the world (300,000 square meters), will be further expanded. The construction of a new complex is planned on the territory of the former casino Riviera, which will cost about $ 2.3 billion.
Furniture and other belongings of the Riviera Casino will be sold at a special auction on May 14. A couple of days before the closing, the casino has managed to please six people giving them a $ 145,000 jackpot.
As it was told to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Riviera casino’s employees have spent the last moments of their work on the slot machines, shouting about winning the jackpot every time after the next spin of the reels, although, of course, no one won the jackpot.
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