LAS VEGAS — The 24-story Riviera Hotel & Casino was demolished Tuesday morning in Las Vegas after a controlled implosion.
Huge plumes of dust followed with a lot of cheers.
The Riviera was the Strip’s first high-rise casino to go up on the Strip and was a known mob hangout.
It was a backdrop for several famous movies including the original “Ocean’s 11” from 1960 and the 1995 movie “Casino.”
The Riviera shut down last year after a 60-year run.