Historic Riviera Hotel and Casino Implodes in Planned Demolition

StoryfulPublished: June 29, 2017Updated: June 30, 2017
Published: June 29, 2017Updated: June 30, 2017

The historical Riviera Hotel and Casino was demolished early Tuesday morning, June 14. A crowd gathered outside the casino, which opened in 1955, and cheered as fireworks exploded above the 24-story building, followed by the implosion. Las Vegas showgirls, dancers and live music were part of demolition festivities.According to the Las Vegas Journal-Review, the casino was demolished to pave the way for expanded convention facilities.

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