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Riviera Casino to Close Today

Today a Las Vegas staple is closing its doors as the 60 year old Riviera Hotel and Casino is set to close at noon on Monday.

The 2,075 room resort that sits on 26 acres opened its doors in 1965 and was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in February. The LVCVA plans to tear down the casino and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Riviera is one of Las Vegas' oldest casino properties and was known for hosting Frank Sinatra and Liberace in the past. The casino recently suffered financial difficulties, causing the management team to sell to the highest bidder. It is expected that the casino's interior fixtures and furniture will be sold off later this month.