|Facts and statistics|
|Address||2901 Las Vegas Blvd South|
Las Vegas, NV 89109
|Opening date||April 20, 1955|
|Owner||Riviera Holdings Corporation|
|No. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Riviera Holdings Corporation is a gaming management and Casino operator located in Las Vegas, Nevada. of rooms||2,100|
|Total gaming space||110,000 ft² (9,000 m²)|
|Permanent shows||An Evening at La Cage|
|Notable restaurants||Ristorante Italiano|
|Website||Riviera Hotel and Casino|
The Riviera, or "The Riv," is a hotel and casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6 Winchester is a Census-designated place (CDP in Clark County, Nevada, United States that contains part of the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel has over 2,100 rooms, many located in a 23-story tower. The casino has over 110,000 square feet (9,000 m²) of space.
The hotel is owned and operated by Riviera Holdings Corporation, which announced on April 6, 2006 that it was being acquired by Riv Acquisition Holdings, a private investment group that includes real estate developers Neil Bluhm, Barry Sternlicht, Paul Kanavos and Scott Butera (president of the acquisition group). Riviera Holdings Corporation is a gaming management and Casino operator located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. However, on August 29, shareholders rejected the Riv Acquisition offer of $17 a share.
The Riviera opened on April 20, 1955 as the first high-rise and the ninth resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The Riv is one of the oldest and most famous casino resorts in Las Vegas. A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally The Riviera also broke new ground in its design: previously, Strip resorts resembled roadside motor courts.
The Riviera was built by a group of investors from Miami. The resort has gone through many ownership changes over the years, including a period of control by owners linked to the Mafia (as was the case for many Vegas resorts in the 1960s and 1970s). The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a Sicilian Criminal Secret society which is believed to have first developed in the mid-19th century The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Harpo Marx and Gummo Marx held minority interests at the opening, and Dean Martin once held a minority ownership stake while he was a headliner in the showroom. Arthur Marx (previously Adolph Marx) popularly known as Harpo Marx ( November 23, 1893 &ndash September 28, 1964 Milton Marx ( October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977) known as Gummo, was one of The Marx Brothers. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality The word showroom has two distinct meanings including Marketing location A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale such as automobiles,
Liberace was the featured headliner at the resort's opening, and for many years afterward. Wladziu Valentino Liberace He had a twin who died at birth and he was born with a Caul, which in his family as in many societies was taken as a sign of genius and an exceptional
In 2006, Splash, a traditional Las Vegas revue, ended an extended run at the Riv. A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical Entertainment that combines Music, dance and sketches.
The Riviera is often chosen as a shooting location due to its lack of any discernible "theme". Portions of the following features were filmed at The Riviera:
The resort has two long-running shows: