Raul Jusinto


"Riviera" by James Marvin Phelps is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

"riviera (14)" by billy kerr is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Crazy Girls Riviera
Crazy Girls opened on September 25, 1987 and ended May 1, 2015. Crazy Girls relocated to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas in 2015. Pictured from left to right: Karen Rader, Debra Sill, Pam Noble, Stacey Peterutti, Shellee Renee, Angela Stabile, LeAnne Wagstaff. Notable performer: Jahna Steele (1958-2008).

An Evening at La Cage
An Evening at La Cage opened in 1985 and closed in 2009. It relocated to the Imperial Palace in 2010.

Splash opened in 1985 and closed in 2006.

Debbie Reynolds at Riviera
Debbie Reynolds performed at the Riviera for ten years."LasVegasStrip-RivieraHotelMarquee" by Robert J. Boser is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Liberace at Riviera
In 1955 Liberace became the first headlining entertainer to have a Las Vegas residency. He earned $50,000 a week at the Riviera.





The original pylon was designed by Betty Willis.

Aerial photograph of the Riviera Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), circa 1955. Marshall L. Wright Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Original cropped by Raul Jusinto.

Opened on April 20, 1955. Closed on May 4, 2015. Imploded in 2016.

Theme: Mediterranean.

Architect: Roy F. France & Son.

Riviera associated with: Gus Greenbaum, E. Parry Thomas (1989), Jerome Mack, Liberace, Merv Griffin (2002), Debbie Reynolds (2005).

Ninth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

First high rise in the Las Vegas valley with nine stories.

The land currently occupies: Las Vegas Convention Center.

Was located on an All-American Road (2000) and a Nevada Scenic Byway (1995).

Was located at 2901 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Winchester, Nevada.

Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.