Entertainment RIP Riviera Hotel; Taken Down Las Vegas Style (Video)

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    Read the complete article here > http://www.cbsnews.com/news/implosion-tower-las-vegas-riviera-casino/

    Video> http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/nykoSWQM-Bw0sFO2g


    Vegas' oldest tower casino and its mobster past take a bow

    LAS VEGAS - The Riviera Hotel and Casino - the Las Vegas Strip's first high-rise that was as famous for its mobster ties as its Hollywood personification of Sin City's mobster past - officially exited the scene early Tuesday with a cinematic implosion, complete with fireworks.

    The 24-story Monaco Tower was demolished around 2:30 a.m. when a series of explosions sounded, followed by the building crumbling from the sides and then into the middle, kicking up a mountain of dust.

    A fireworks display erupted moments before the demolition.


    The Riv" closed in May 2015 after 60 years on the northern end of the Strip. The shuttered casino's owners, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, spent $42 million to level the 13-building campus.

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  2. Dan

    Dan Do you like my car?

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    That's a shame. Nick Pappagiorgio was born in front of that place.

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  3. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    We have some great memories there.
     
  4. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

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    my son has a condo down by the Southpoint.
    that is all.
     
  5. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    Saw a show at their comedy club a couple years back. The casino had definitely seen better days but at least the comedy show was good.
     
  6. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint VIP Extreme Gold

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    $42 million to demo the place...god bless america! :salute:
     
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  7. Leykis101

    Leykis101 Well-Known Member

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    I put a dollar in, I win a car. I putt a dollar in, I win a car. I put a dollar in, I win a car.
     
  8. PoliticallyIncorrect

    PoliticallyIncorrect Well-Known Member

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    Remember the coney dogs and nickel alley (where you got and played with real coinage)...kind of like the HSRS--we all long for the good old days!!:crying:
     
  9. Hugh Blowmont

    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Place was a dump, good riddance.
     
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    lovetalkradio Well-Known Member

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    I never understand why people find this entertaining.
     
  11. MadWoman777

    MadWoman777 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have loved to have been in Vegas during the Rat Pack era.
     
  12. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    they stopped putting $ into that dive in the early 90s :jj: Surprised it lasted this long
     
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    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo Gold

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    I think they demolished the wrong building. First up should have been Circus Circus . . .
     
  14. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock VIP

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    Let me know when they destroy the Excalibur.

    What a dump.
     
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    42 million to knock it down??? That is high!!! What did they pay for the land ?
     
  16. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

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    If only that casino could write a book
     
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    Rockside7 VIP Extreme Gold

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    The Stardust was the casino that was depicted in the movie 'Casino' (The Tangiers).

    Lefty Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro were Ace and Nicky.

    There's a scene in the movie when Ace is at some sort of city council meeting and the guy played by Dick Smothers is supposed to be Harry Reid.
     
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    The town will never be the same.... :tears:

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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    They used to have great lounge acts
     
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    True that, every time I go back, I hate it more! It was still fun as late as the mid 90's, but now it's becoming unrecognizable.
     
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