All good things come to an end, even in Las Vegas. What was high-pitched decennia ago, is outdated anno 2016.
The Riviera casino opened his doors on The Strip in 1955 and grew to be a notorious place in Las Vegas. It was pocessed by the mafia for a while, and was seen in movies such as Casino and Oceans Eleven.
Unfortunately the historical accomodation must make place for a conference centre. The demolition was obviously one Vegas-style, with a lot of show and spectacle.