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The Riv Turns 59

Las Vegas Hotel - Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrate the exciting history of the Las Vegas Strip as the iconic Riviera Hotel & Casino turns 59 years old this year.


A legendary entertainment destination for almost six decades, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is a true Vegas classic with an action-packed casino, world-class dining, shops, a sparkling outdoor pool, nightclubs and spacious rooms and suites overlooking the Strip.


Hosting its Grand Opening in 1955, featuring Liberace and Dorothy Dandridge, the historic Riviera presented many exciting performers of the fabulous 50’s including Elvis Presley, Ginger Rogers, and Harry Belafonte and was the Vegas escape for Hollywood elites like Joan Crawford, Orson Wells and Ernest Borgnine. Former home to Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and Elvis, the Riv was a filming location for movies like Casino and the original Ocean's 11.


During the 1960’s, the Riviera presented Louie Armstrong, Marlene Dietrich, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joan Rivers, and the 70’s featured stars like Nancy Sinatra, Petula Clark, Shirley McLain, and Bernadette Peters. During the 80’s, Tony Orlando, David Copperfield and the TV show Hollywood Squares graced its illustrious stages.


Today, the Riviera Hotel & Casino offers all the classic shows that define the Las Vegas experience, including Men The Experience, a sizzling show by sexy, shirtless hunks. If you want to see the most beautiful showgirls in Las Vegas, Crazy Girls is the sexiest topless show on the Strip. The Riviera also offers an award-winning comedy show, as well as ILLUSIONS, a journey of magic, mystery and the most dangerous acts in Sin City.

About 11 month(s) ago