Riviera Casino shutting down after 60 years on Vegas Strip Associated Press · May 4, 2015 at 6:30 am LAS VEGAS (AP) – The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more as of noon. The 60-year-old casino-hotel is expected to close its doors at that hour Monday. The 2,075-room building and the 26 acres it sits on were sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in February. The publicly funded tourism agency plans to tear down the casino-hotel where Liberace and Frank Sinatra once were headliners and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Strip. “The Riv” is among the few remaining hotel-casinos that got its start in Sin City’s early mob-led days. The property has struggled in recent years as development around it went dormant, deterring walk-in traffic. Furniture and fixtures inside the casino-hotel are expected to be auctioned in mid-May. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.