Just days after celebrating 60 years in operation, the Riviera Las Vegas will close its doors permanently. The historic casino will celebrate the anniversary on April 20th only to close on May 4th at noon. A press release sent out this week revealed the news of the closing, which comes just a few months after the landmark was purchased by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for about $190 million.
As many as 1,000 jobs will be lost with the closure and shortly after a consolidation sale will take place. In the press release, the Riviera thanked patrons for the expressions of fondness and loyalty since the casino was first built in 1954.
Once the casino closes on the 4th of May, the National Content Inc group of Springboro, Ohio will be liquidating the furniture, equipment and fixtures of the iconic Las Vegas casino, including 40 gaming tables and 920 slot machines. The $3 million liquidation sale will take place on the 14th of May and will continue until the facility is sold out of the contents.