Derek Stevens, owner of the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate bought all 852 slot machines from Riviera as well as spare machine parts and four roulette wheels, following the closing of Riviera in downtown Las Vegas on Monday.
The number accounts for 100% of the gaming equipment available for sale from the legendary Strip resort, which closed its doors on Monday.
Stevens said the newest equipment will be used at his Las Vegas casinos. Some of the slot machines will make their debut in their new found homes before Memorial Day. In groups of eight to ten the slots will be added to the two casinos.
However, the majority of the machines, about 500, are set to be resold at a private auction to be held at the end of June. The auction is only open to licensed gaming companies and distributors.
Stevens would not say what he paid for the machines, but they were being moved out of the Riviera within 24 hours of it closing.
Riviera didn’t sell everything though, as vendor-owned machines like Megabucks and Wheel of Fortune were sent back to IGT.