Riviera Implosion

Riviera Casino Implosion – It’s Fate Is Sealed and The Icon Will Be Gone

Another Las Vegas Icon (Old Dump) will fall to the new and improved Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has bought the Riviera and the once-iconic hotel will close May 4, 2015.

On Feb. 20, 2015, when the LVCVA board voted unanimously to approve the $182.5 million purchase as part of a $2.3 billion expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center.  The LVCA will not replace the casino with another gambling joint, rather with what they call The Las Vegas Global Business District. The Las Vegas Global Business District is expected to be take between five and eight years to complete. Once completed, the LVCA says it will look something like this:


Las Vegas Global Business District

Goodbye Riviera, Hello Las Vegas Global Business District

So now all we can do is sit back and wait for the implosion, another great video for our Las Vegas Casino Implosions page. It was a good 60 years Riviera but now you gotta go!