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A woman who declined to give her name, sits at a table in the casino during a liquidation sale at the closed Riviera Hotel and Casino Thursday, May 14, 2015, LAS VEGAS — 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. Advertisement The final tower of the Las Vegas landmark was demolished early Tuesday to make way for a convention center expansion. The 2,075-room property closed in May 2015 after 60 years Alma Smith holds lamps she intends to buy during a liquidation sale at the closed Riviera hotel and casino Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. Riviera Casino Closure John Locher; May 15, 2015; Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print ; Save; Buy Now. People wait in line to enter a liquidation sale at the closed Riviera Hotel and Casino, Thursday The Riviera occupied the building that is currently the Monarch Casino at 444 Main St. in Black Hawk. The Monarch bought The Riviera in 2011 for a reported $76 million, and has spent approximately $200 million renovating the structure, which now has a multi-level parking deck and will soon house a 23-story hotel tower with 500 guest rooms. Fitzgeralds casino was located at 101 Main St. In 2012 The front entrance of the Riviera hotel-casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on Monday, April 20,2015. The resort will close Monday, May 4, to make room for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion. One of the few remaining vestiges of Vegas' Rat Pack era shuttered when the Riviera Hotel & Casino closed its doors at noon Monday, ending a colorful 60-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. The Riviera’s closure. Yes, the Riviera Hotel & Casino was closed permanently. But, the question is: why was it closed if it meant so much to the city? The Riviera’s heyday passed many decades ago, so its relevance was no longer as much as before. Besides, other impressive resorts and casinos were opened progressively in The Strip, which surpassed the Riviera in amenities, luxuries On April 20, the Riviera Hotel & Casino will celebrate 60 years in Las Vegas. Then on May 4, the Las Vegas hotel will close its doors forever. A statement from The Riviera read, “We greatly appreciate the expressions of fondness and loyalty for 'The Riv' from our guests since ground first broke in 1954 and through the years. More importantly we want to acknowledge and applaud our associates

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