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Las Vegas is losing one of its iconic hotels as the Riviera on the Strip closes after sixty years of history.

The Strip in Las Vegas is going to look a little different to tourists arriving on flights to Las Vegas from now on as one of the city’s oldest hotels and casinos closed its doors this month. The raging Riviera Hotel and Casino shut its doors at noon on the first of May as the last of its gamblers were escorted away from the slot machines.

The 2,075-room building and 26-acre plot was purchased in February by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority earlier this year.

The tourism authority plans to tear down the building, where Frank Sinatra and Liberace once played, and use the property to expand the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Furniture and fixtures from the building are expected to be auctioned off in the coming weeks.

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