The Neon Museum Illuminates the Riviera Hotel & Casino Sign

NEON MUSEUM

THE NEON MUSEUM

THE NEON MUSEUM WELCOMES, PLUGS IN
THE RIVIERA HOTEL & CASINO SIGN

WHAT:
Illuminating for the first time since the property closed on May 4, the Neon Museum officially lit the Riviera Hotel & Casino sign. The Riviera joins a small group of restored signs in the Neon Boneyard that are able to be illuminated. The sign is located just above the iconic Stardust sign. Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) generously updated the sign by donating a new electrical system and bulbs.

ABOUT THE SIGN:
The Riviera opened on the northern part of the Strip in 1955 during a precarious time; this was when there was doubt the Las Vegas casino boom would last due to casinos opening in quick succession. The “Riv” was the first high-rise hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard. Its elegant design set it apart from many of the other resorts that often resembled the motor courts that were popular with travelers. The resort was a successful entertainment spot. Liberace played on opening night and headlined for many years. Dean Martin performed and even owned a stake in the business. The Riviera also played host to a variety of billiards tournaments including the American Poolplayers Association held every year at the resort for more than 20 years, including the week before the Riviera closed in May 2015. Several pieces of the graceful signage were donated to the museum, including this piece that originally adorned the Riviera’s East Side porte-cochère.

WHERE:
The Neon Museum
770 N Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, a separate outdoor exhibition space which is open for educational programs, photography shoots, weddings and special events; as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

Outta The Black at Wicked Vicky Tavern in the Riviera Hotel Casino – Black Friday November 29th

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OUTTA THE BLACK take hard rock / metal to a new level. Bringing a fresh perspective to old classics and stepping out of the box, performing deeper tracks from your favorite albums- this band is a serious performing SHOW band! The musical abilities of the members really shine through with OUTTA THE BLACK. Starting with huge guitars and killer vocal harmonies to the lock step rhythm section, this band is amazing. They cover the entire spectrum of classic hard rock / metal, from Dokken to Pantera, Motley Crue to Stryper and Black Sabbath, as well as current hard rock / metal hits. OUTTA THE BLACK is one of the only true hard rock / metal Show Bands out there!

Outta The Black is made up of some of the hottest talent in on the west coast. This band is full of music veterans and together these talents converge in a sound that is Outta The Black.

Drew Calvert – Vocals
Greg Silver – Guitar & Vocals
Keith Trombino – Bass & Vocals
Scott Westbrook – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/OuttaTheBlack

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Wicked Vicky Tavern at the Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

https://www.facebook.com/WickedVickyTavernLV

Offers an extensive craft beer selection and a Tavern menu to entice any appetite. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Join us for all sporting events, billiards, darts or beer pong. Live performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday night

Riviera Hotel & Casino to Showcase Popular Long-time Performers Ricky and the Redstreaks for Free Concert During National Finals Rodeo from December 5­ – 14

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Riviera Hotel & Casino to Showcase Popular Long-time Performers
Ricky and the Redstreaks for Free Concert During National Finals Rodeo from December 5 – 14


The iconic long-time band Ricky and the Redstreaks has been performing for more than four decades and will be at the Riviera playing a free concert from Thursday, December 5 through Saturday, December 14 during the National Finals Rodeo.  Ricky and the Redstreaks perform nightly beginning at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Ricky and the Redstreaks are legendary and began almost four decades ago. Six talented musicians and vocalists from Northern California and Nevada combine their high-energy ability with off the wall comedy to excite and entertain audiences across the country. But it is on the professional rodeo circuit that the group has earned its place as a show band for the ages.

Ricky and the Redstreaks were discovered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, home to the Frontier Days Rodeo, “the Daddy of ’em all.” Eventually, the Redstreaks moved into the Hitchin’ Post, the epicenter of the Cheyenne rodeo scene. Their shows became legendary, and the band quickly developed a cult following among rodeo cowboys.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features more than 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera Hotel & Casino to Host Wicked Vicky Halloween Tavern Party on October 31. Winning Costume Wins Free Beer for a Year or $500

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Riviera Hotel & Casino to Host Wicked Vicky Halloween Tavern Party
on October 31.  Winning Costume Wins Free Beer for a Year or $500

Local Band Sin City Sinners perform 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. with “Wicked” Costume Contest at 10 p.m.

Wicked Vicky Tavern at The Riviera Hotel & Casino to host “The Wickedest” Costume Party on Halloween at 10 p.m. and showcasing the popular local band Sin City Sinners from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  The winner of the Halloween costume contest has a choice to either have free beer for a year at Wicked Vicky Tavern, up to three drafts per day or $500 in cash paid at the event. The tavern will also have a “Ghoulish” drink special menu on hand for the evening.  Anyone wearing a costume during the event will get a complimentary draft beer.  Any costume masks are prohibited on the casino floor.

“Halloween is a great time to celebrate in Las Vegas and we’re looking forward to having a blast with live music and a wickedly-fun costume contest,” says Anthony Lagrosa, general manager of Wicked Vicky Tavern at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. “We’ve created some fun concoctions for the evening as well.”

At Wicked Vicky Tavern, beers available on tap include Magner’s Cider, North Coast Pranqster, Deschutes Butte, Batch 19, and Innis & Gunn Original Scottish Ale, to name a few. Wicked Vicky Tavern’s bottle selection boasts a variety of India Pale Ales (IPA), lagers, brown ales, English and American Porters, a variety of Stouts, and even Gluten-free Beer from Belgium.

For those who prefer mixed drinks, Wicked Vicky Tavern now offers a dozen Beertails. The full selection of beers and beertails are available at http://rivierahotel.com/las-vegas-dining/wicked-vicky-tavern/

Food selections are also available and include Fish & Chips, burgers, salads and a variety of shareable appetizers. Wicked Vicky Tavern is located on the casino floor at Riviera Hotel & Casino and is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, visit www.rivierahotel.com.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features more than 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera Hotel & Casino Welcomes Rob Kunkle as General Manager

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Riviera Hotel & Casino Welcomes Rob Kunkle as
General Manager

Riviera Hotel & Casino is pleased to announce its new General Manager, Rob Kunkle. Kunkle has worked in a leadership capacity in the gaming and hospitality industry for many years in Las Vegas as well as several other jurisdictions. With a keen understanding of gaming and a proven management track record, Kunkle is poised to lead the Riviera team in restoring the luster and profitability to the famed property.

“I couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity to work at such an iconic and legendary brand. The team here is wonderful and I am confident that together we will make the Riviera a successful Strip property once again,” says Kunkle.

Rob Kunkle served in a number of positions with Station Casinos, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of  Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel. Kunkle started at Station Casinos as General Manager of Wildfire Gaming, a division of Station Casinos, with multiple casino properties in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, and also served as Vice President and General Manager of Fiesta Rancho Hotel and Casino. Before joining Station Casinos, Kunkle was Director of Food and Beverage for Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment property, in Hammond, Indiana and Vice President and General Manager of Silverton Casino Hotel. Kunkle graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games. Headlining entertainment includes illusionist Jan Rouven; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. Queen Victoria Pub offers an extensive “Craft” beer selection and a pub menu to entice any appetite and R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera Casino & Hotel Hosting NASCAR Drivers for Autograph Signing on Saturday, March 9

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Riviera Casino & Hotel Hosting NASCAR Drivers for
Autograph Signing on Saturday, March 9

Drivers from Front Row Motorsports, Phoenix Racing and
Go Green Racing scheduled for meet-and-greet

NASCAR races back into Las Vegas in March as Sprint Cup Series drivers converge on the Riviera Casino & Hotel for an autograph signing on Saturday, Mar. 9. A meet-and-greet with Austin Dillon from Phoenix Racing, Jeffery Earnhardt from Go Green Racing and Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan, David Gilliland and Josh Wise runs from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Also appearing is the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, Sam Bass*. The Geico #13 car will be on display throughout the week for photo opportunities and Rudy’s Inc. will offer a wide variety of NASCAR merchandise for purchase.
*Lineup subject to change

The Riviera Hotel & Casino offers a special NASCAR Package for $650 (excluding resort fee per night). This package includes a 3-night stay in a luxury room, two tickets to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, two wristbands for the autograph session and transportation to and from the race. Reservations can be made at www.RivieraHotel.com  .

In addition to the drivers’ appearance and hotel package, the Women’s Auxiliary of Motorsports is hosting a charity auction on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 8 and 9. The silent auction features die cast cars autographed by drivers such as Danica Patrick, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon, among others. Proceeds from the auction benefit organizations like Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and more.

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel

Celebrating 58 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Entertainment includes Illusions Starring Jan Rouven, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

R Steak & Seafood Introduces New Menu Items at Riviera Casino & Hotel

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R Steak & Seafood at Riviera Casino & Hotel
Introduces Delectable New Appetizers and Entrées

Increased dinner menu is the brainchild of restaurant’s new chef, Matthew Bosek

The Riviera Casino & Hotel’s fine dining destination, R Steak & Seafood, has added some mouthwatering items to its daily dinner menu. The newest entrée selections include a 16oz Dry-aged New York Steak, 20oz Dry-aged Ribeye, Smoked Duck Breast, Alaskan King Crab Legs, larger Filet Mignon options, a Cedar Plank Salmon, and most notably, a 45oz Tomahawk Steak for two. The appetizer menu now includes a New York Steak & Fig Flatbread, served with Stilton cheese, as well as a homemade Seafood Chowder and Pear & Endive Salad.

Chef Matthew Bosek, R Steak & Seafood’s new chef, developed the menu to offer a larger steak selection. Bosek most recently served as Culinary Leader for Google in Kirkland, Wash., where he worked side-by-side with James Beard Award winner, Chef Jason Wilson.

“The revamped menu at R Steak & Seafood has expanded the ‘affordable elegance’ experience for our guests,” says Jay Bluhm, vice president of Food & Beverage at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. “We’re very excited about our additional menu options, specifically the dinner for two selections with the 45oz Tomahawk Steak and 14oz Cedar Plank Salmon, and Chef Bosek is ready to take diners on an appetizing adventure.”

R Steak & Seafood is open daily from 5 – 10 p.m. Happy hour is available in the bar area daily from 4 – 7 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m. The dinner, dessert, wine and happy hour menus can be seen at http://www.rivierahotel.com/las-vegas-dining/r-steak-seafood/  . For reservations or more information, call 702-794-9233.

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

Icons of Comedy Presents Original Pranksters Comedy Tour with Steve-O and Tom Green at Riviera Casino & Hotel

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Icons of Comedy Presents Original Pranksters Comedy Tour
with Steve-O And Tom Green at Riviera Casino & Hotel

Limited engagement for “Jackass” star and standup comedian Jan. – Mar.

Two comics who gained notoriety for self-inflicted punishment and off-the-wall comedy make their way to the legendary Riviera Casino & Hotel for a series of standup performances beginning Jan. 17. Steve-O, the star of “Jackass” and former contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” and former MTV personality, Tom Green, brings their personal brands of physical comedy to the Riviera’s Starlite Theater Jan. 17 – 20, Feb. 14 – 17 and March 14 – 17. The Icons of Comedy Presents Original Pranksters Comedy Tour is produced by Mike Tricarichi and takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. each night. Both comedians will host a meet and greet following each performance.

Steve-O has made a name for himself by stabbing, stapling and puncturing various body parts for the “Jackass” TV show, Killer Karaoke on truTV and subsequent movies. He has taken a break from the stunts to take on stand up comedy, performing both solo shows and with Tom Green as part of the Original Pranksters Tour.

“Tom Green and I have been friends for years, and the show we’ve put together is classic. Watch out, Vegas, here we come,” says Steve-O.

The Tom Green Show was one of the most popular to ever air on MTV. He is most notably known for taking viewers through his battle with testicular cancer as well as starring roles in “Road Trip” and “Freddie Got Fingered.” “Tom Green Live” is currently airing on Showtime and his latest film, “Swearnet: The Movie,” will be released later this year.

“Come party and have some laughs with Steve-O and I. These shows are going to be ridiculous, hilarious and super fun times,” adds Tom Green.

Ticket prices are $39.99 for General Admission, $54.99 for Preferred and the VIP package is $69.99, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are on sale at www.RivieraHotel.com , www.Ticketmaster.com   and at the Riviera Casino & Hotel Box Office. All guests must be 18 years of age or older with valid ID.

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

NASCAR Truck Series Drivers to Meet Fans at Riviera Casino & Hotel Sept. 27th

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers Race to Meet Fans
at Riviera Casino & Hotel

Meet-and-greet session being held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return to Riviera Casino & Hotel for an autograph session just days before the Smith’s 350 NCWTS race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The meet-and-greet, scheduled for Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., includes current championship points leader, Timothy Peters, two-time champion Todd Bodine, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, David Starr, Ross Chastain and more*.

Drivers will be available for photos and autographs in front of Le Bistro Lounge, located on the main casino floor at the Riviera**. For more information on the Riviera’s partnership with the NCWTS, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel

Celebrating more than 56 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Andrew Dice Clay; illusionist Jan Rouven; Society of Seven; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

About Camping World

Founded in 1966, Camping World is the world’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles and provides outdoor enthusiasts over 10,000 RV parts and accessories, maintenance, professional installation, collision repair and much more to enhance the RV and outdoor lifestyle. Today the company engages in the retail sale, finance, service and rental of recreational vehicles, with over $300 million of new and used recreational vehicle inventory representing more than 13 RV manufacturers and 150 brand names. With over 85 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center and an award-winning website, Camping World is serving the needs of RVing families across the nation. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com

New Belgium Brewing Company Featured in Beer Tasting Dinner at R Steak & Seafood in Riviera Hotel & Casino

New Belgium Brewing Company Featured in Beer Tasting Dinner

 at R Steak & Seafood in Riviera Hotel & Casino

Beer Tasting Dinner on Wednesday, July 11, spotlights all New Belgium beers

R Steak & Seafood inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino is hosting a Beer Tasting Dinner featuring all New Belgium Brewing Company brews on Wednesday, July 11. A welcome reception begins at 6 p.m. and the five-course tasting dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Beer Tasting Dinner featuring New Belgium Brewing Company costs $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. The five-course meal includes:
Baked Bratwurst Sausage Wrapped in a Buttermilk Biscuit with Mustard and Red Cabbage Kraut, paired with Fat Tire Amber Ale
Tiger Prawns Coated with Citrus Orange Zest and Mild Chili Flakes, paired with Belgo Belgian-Style India Pale Ale
Jicama Spring Mix on a Bed of Sliced English Cucumbers with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, paired with Ranger India Pale Ale
Beer Braised Leg of Lamb with Boiled Yukon Potatoes and Asparagus, paired with La Folie Sour Brown Ale
Irish Crème Brûlée with Almond Brittle, paired with Enlightened Black Ale
To make reservations for the July 11 dinner, call 702-794-9233 or visit www.RivieraHotel.com

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 56 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Andrew Dice Clay; illusionist Jan Rouven; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 1000x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

 

Riviera Hotel & Casino Hosting $10,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament

Ante Up to Win Cash in $10,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament
at Riviera Hotel & Casino

Cards hit the felt Monday, July 9, at 1 p.m. inside Riviera Poker Room

 

The Riviera Hotel & Casino is hosting a $10,000 Guaranteed Poker tournament on Monday, July 9, beginning at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $120 with a maximum of 140 entrants. All entrants must register in person at the Riviera Poker Room.

Once the capacity of 140 seats is reached, the Riviera will create a waiting list of alternates who can enter the tournament once a player is eliminated. Alternates will only be able to enter during the first four rounds. For more information on the $10,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 56 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Andrew Dice Clay; Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens; illusionist Jan Rouven; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 1000x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera Hotel & Casino and Buffalo Studios’ BINGO Blitz Launch First-of-its-Kind Social Gaming Partnership

Buffalo Studios’ BINGO Blitz and Riviera Hotel & Casino Launch
First-of-its-Kind Social Gaming Partnership

Online and live bingo action converge on Facebook to give players the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and
compete in $200,000 Riviera Superstar BINGO Blitz event in July
Learn more at: www.bingoblitz.com/vegasbaby

Buffalo Studios, the gaming studio behind BINGO Blitz, the #1 Bingo game on Facebook, and Riviera Hotel & Casino, the property with the only Bingo room on the Las Vegas Strip, proudly announce the first-of-its-kind bingo partnership between an online social bingo game and a land-based casino. The partnership combines Buffalo Studios’ expertise in social gaming with the Riviera’s rich history in the traditional casino and gaming space to create a unique and exciting gaming experience that helps pave the way for convergence between online social casino games and traditional land-based casino action.

For a limited time, BINGO Blitz is featuring a special online Riviera Las Vegas bingo room within its Facebook game where players can enter the sweepstakes free every day for a chance to win one of twelve trips to Las Vegas to compete in the $200,000 Riviera Superstar BINGO Blitz tournament in July.

“Bingo is the ultimate social game, and it is now even more exciting than the classic game enjoyed by earlier generations. In fact, BINGO Blitz’s fun, modern gameplay has driven the resurgence of online bingo which has risen to new heights of popularity in recent years, even amongst a younger demographic,” says Salim Mitha, vice president of Buffalo Studios. “Together with the Riviera Casino & Hotel, we are now rewarding these players – namely the more than 3 million monthly BINGO Blitz players – by providing them an opportunity to compete in one of the richest live in-person bingo tournaments in Las Vegas.”

President and CEO of Riviera Hotel & Casino, Andy Choy, says, “The Riviera is one of the original trendsetters in Las Vegas, and we have been actively pursuing a social networking company to use our property’s assets and create incredible opportunities for lifelong bingo fans as well as those new to the game. This is a great step toward breaking down the walls between live, land-based bingo and online bingo.”

The $200,000 Riviera Superstar BINGO Blitz Sweepstakes is open to residents 21 and over in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. For more information on the sweepstakes, visit www.RivieraHotel.com or www.facebook.com/BINGOBlitz.

About the $200,000 Riviera Superstar BINGO Blitz Sweepstakes
The $200,000 Riviera Superstar BINGO Blitz event will take place July 14-15 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. The event includes 56 games over two days, with a minimum game payout of $3,000 plus a $25,000 Coverall game to end both sessions. BINGO Blitz and the Riviera are giving away two trips per week for six weeks, which includes entry into the $200,000 event, roundtrip airfare for two to Las Vegas, a three-night stay at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, $20 dining certificate, $10 in free slot play, and a free bingo gift. http://buffalo-studios.com/riviera/riviera-rules-regulations/

About Buffalo Studios
Buffalo Studios is the Santa Monica, CA based gaming studio founded by former Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA) executives to modernize classic game play for today’s online audience. Buffalo’s flagship game, BINGO Blitz (http://www.facebook.com/bingoblitz), pioneered bingo with power-ups, collection items and deep social interaction to become the largest synchronous multiplayer game on Facebook with players from all over the world competing in live action bingo tournaments and themed bingo rooms. BINGO Blitz has become the No. 1 Bingo game in the world with more than three million monthly players, one million daily players and over 11 million lifetime players. It was recognized as a Top 10 Facebook Game by both Facebook and Inside Social Games in 2011.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 56 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites, more than 100,000 square feet of casino space and is home to the only Bingo Room on the Las Vegas Strip, which was named “Best Bingo Room” by Las Vegas Review-Journal for 2012. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

R Steak & Seafood Featuring Special Menu Items For National Food & Beverage Days at Riviera Hotel & Casino

Riviera Hotel & Casino to Feature Special Menu Items
at R Steak & Seafood in Celebration of National Food & Beverage Days

Spotlighted entrée, dessert and wine specials offered

R Steak & Seafood at the Riviera Hotel & Casino announces special menu additions as part of some nationally recognized food and beverage days through mid-June. Chef Jason Bradley at R Steak & Seafood has created a new entrée for National Shrimp Day, will feature a new dessert to celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day and is offering a special deal for National Wine Day. These specials are only being offered on the corresponding days.

The upcoming special menu items are available on the following dates:

· May 10 – National Shrimp Day
o Cajun Jumbo Shrimp Skewers with Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Orzo entrée

· May 27 – National Wine Day
o Purchase 1 glass of Wine and get second glass of equal or lesser value for free

· June 14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day
o Free Fried Strawberry Shortcake Bites with purchase of two entrees

R Steak & Seafood opens daily at 5 p.m. Happy hour specials are available from 5 – 6 p.m. For reservations or with any questions about menu items, call 702-794-9233 or visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 56 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Andrew Dice Clay; Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens; illusionist Jan Rouven; Jonathan Clark, impressionist; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 1000x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera Hotel & Casino Covering New Riviera Rewards Members for First $1,000

 

Riviera Hotel & Casino Offering “Grand Guarantee” to New Player’s Club Members

New Riviera Rewards members have their first $1,000 covered

The Riviera Hotel & Casino announces its “Grand Guarantee” program for new Riviera Rewards members, with a player’s first $1,000 on the day of enrollment covered by the casino. The promotion is valid on slot machines and video poker and new members’ play will be tracked by using their players’ card.

“We offer the best gamble in town and now we have a $1,000 guarantee to prove it,” says Noah Acres, senior vice president of Gaming Development at Riviera Hotel & Casino. “Providing never-before-seen benefits like this for our new Riviera Rewards members sets us apart when it comes to the customer’s gaming experience.”

Reimbursement for up to $1,000 of actual losses must be redeemed before 11:59 p.m. on the day of enrollment and will be paid in two phases: 50% of the player’s qualified tier rated slot loss will be paid in bonus slot play on the day the player signs up; the remaining 50% is available in bonus slot play on the third day of the following month and is valid for 1 year.

New Riviera Rewards members are eligible for the Grand Guarantee program. The new player must not have been a member of any Riviera Player’s Club for the past 24 months. Actual slot losses must occur on the day of enrollment and can be redeemed one time before 11:59 p.m. on that day. For more information on Grand Guarantee or the Riviera Rewards Club, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Andrew dice Clay; Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens; illusionist Jan Rouven; Jonathan Clark, impressionist; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 1000x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

Hats Aren’t Required as Lucky’s Race & Sports Book Offers Free Kentucky Derby Handicapping Seminar at Riviera Hotel & Casino

Hats Aren’t Required as Lucky’s Race & Sports Book Offering Free Kentucky Derby Handicapping Seminar at Riviera Hotel & Casino

$5,000 Twin Quinella Jackpot and Full List of Prop Bets Available

Lucky’s Race & Sports Book inside Riviera Hotel & Casino is hosting a free Kentucky Derby handicapping seminar on Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m., as part of celebrations for the most prestigious race of the year. Dave Tuley from ESPN.com and Daily Racing Form as well as handicapper Gary Seibel offer an interactive seminar to give bettors expert insight into betting the Kentucky Derby.

Lucky’s is holding a special $5,000 Twin Quinella jackpot for the Kentucky Derby on May 5 and guests who make a $20 wager on the race receive an official souvenir Mint Julep glass for free, while supplies last. There is also an extensive list of proposition wagers for the Kentucky Derby.

Lucky’s Race & Sports Book at the Riviera will open early at 7 a.m. on May 4 and 5 to accommodate all Kentucky Derby wagers. Post time for the Kentucky Derby on May 5 is scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, “Heavyweight King of Comedy,” Andrew Dice Clay, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

About Lucky’s Race & Sports Book
Brandywine Bookmaking LLC, under the Lucky’s brand name, operates 17 race and sports books in casinos throughout Nevada. In addition to the Riviera, Lucky’s operates The D Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino and Terrible’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Primm Valley Resort, Buffalo Bill’s and Whiskey Pete’s in Primm, Terrible’s Town and Terrible’s Lakeside in Pahrump, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall and River Palms Casino Resort in Laughlin, Indian Springs Casino, Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Casino Fandango in Carson City and the Red Lion and High Desert Inn in Elko. Outside of Nevada, Brandywine serves as the exclusive bookmaker for the Delaware Lottery’s Sports Lottery and for the sports book at the St. Kitts Marriott and Royal Beach Casino in St. Kitts. Lucky’s can be found on the Internet at www.betatluckys.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betatluckys and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betatluckys.

Riviera Hotel & Casino Expands Customer Service Options with Bags To Go Check-in Service

Riviera Hotel & Casino Expands Customer Service Options with
Bags To Go Check-in Service

Location also allows locals to check their luggage before going to McCarran Airport

Visitors to the legendary Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas now have the option of checking in their luggage for departure at the hotel thanks to Bags To Go’s Off-Airport Check-in service. Hotel guests can simply bring their luggage to the Bags To Go desk up to 12 hours prior to departure and check them through to their final destination. Additionally, local residents can use the Riviera’s easy access to drop off their luggage at the Bags To Go desk at least three hours prior to their flight. Guests can also print out their boarding passes and proceed directly to the security line upon arrival at McCarran International Airport.

A Bags To Go representative safely and securely transports luggage from the Riviera to McCarran Airport, where it is screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and given to the designated carrier to be placed on the proper outbound aircraft. Bags To Go is approved by the TSA to check-in, screen and handle airline luggage. Representatives are trained and certified using the same stringent guidelines as the airlines.

“We work hard to create the best customer service experience for our guests and Bags To Go adds another element of convenience that allows them to focus on their time at the Riviera,” says Andy Choy, president and CEO of Riviera Hotel & Casino. “Opening this service up to locals allows residents to drop off their luggage and get their boarding passes without having to wait at the curbside check-in or ticket counters at McCarran.”

Keith Wiater, president and COO of Bags To Go, adds, “Partnering with a property as iconic as the Riviera allows us to add that final component to the fantastic customer service they offer.”

Participating airlines at McCarran International Airport include Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airlines. The $10 per bag fee is in addition to standard airline fees and taxes.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com .

About Bags To Go
Bags To Go has been a leader in advance off-airport baggage check-in, baggage storage and baggage claim and delivery services since 1999. Bags To Go provides an array of baggage handling services that make leisure or business travel easy, convenient and luggage-free. Leveraging its proprietary web–based technology and tracking systems, Bags To Go provides its clientele with an unparalleled level of security, reliability and customer service. Fully insured, Bags To Go is certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to perform off-airport check-in, luggage storage, baggage claim and delivery services. Bags To Go partners with a variety of hotels in Las Vegas, including Harrah’s Las Vegas, Luxor Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort, and Palazzo Las Vegas as well as Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, visit www.bagstogo.net  , engage on Facebook or follow our tweets @bagsfreetravel.

Riviera Hotel & Casino Enhances Customer Satisfaction by Amending “March $1M Tournament Challenge”

Riviera Hotel & Casino Enhances Customer Satisfaction by Amending “March $1,000,000 Tournament Challenge” Rules

New rules allow for more entries to win share of up to $1M

The Riviera Hotel & Casino has taken a bold step in improving the gaming experience by changing the fee of its first-ever “March $1,000,000 Tournament Challenge” to $100 per entry.

“The most important assets we have are our customers, and after receiving valuable feedback, we decided to open up the contest to a wider fan base,” says Andy Choy, president & CEO of the Riviera Hotel & Casino. “As promised, we are always evaluating ourselves to make our customers happy. So without hesitation, we made the necessary changes to show our guests that we listen to them in order to provide a great gaming experience.”

The Tournament Challenge features 100 percent payback from the entry fees, with a $1 million prize pool (based on 10,000 total entrants). Entries for the handicapping contest are $100. Contestants select winning teams and point totals listed on the daily contest sheet, equaling 64 selections – 48 sides and 16 totals – over the course of the four days of the first two rounds. The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 18, after the final game of the day.

In addition, various activities will be held between games and during breaks to make this a fantastic, sports-filled weekend. Contestants can compete in a beer pong competition and free throw shooting contest during the Tournament Challenge. Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club has signed on as the exclusive sponsor of a 3-on-3 Bikini Basketball Tournament, to be played by the scintillating girls of Sapphire.

The contest is open to anyone 21 years of age or older. A valid ID must be presented upon contest registration as well as when daily selections are made. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 15, at 8 a.m. and the maximum amount of entries is 10,000. Daily contest sheets will be available on Wednesday, March 14. Contestants can sign up inside the Riviera or by calling 1-800-637-5687. Contest rules and more information are available at www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> .

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting. With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> .

 

La Cage Set to Reopen at Riviera Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, Feb. 29

Back By Popular Demand – The Original and Most Famous Female Impersonator Show is Back Home at the Riviera Hotel & Casino

La Cage, the original and world’s most famous female impersonator show, is coming back home to the Riviera Hotel & Casino by popular demand, opening Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7:30pm in the Crazy Girls Showroom.

Longtime producer and director of the show, Norbert Aleman, saiys, “I am so excited and proud to be opening La Cage back at the Riviera. The cast is just incredible, you won’t believe your eyes or the authenticity of the talent, and La Cage is, of course, “the original” and one of the longest-running shows on the Strip for 27 years strong. It’s a must-see!”

La Cage star Jimmy Emerson has performed as the comedy lead and alternate host of the show for more than 27 years, and is overjoyed to be coming back home to the original venue inside the Riviera after an extended tour of Europe. Emerson heads the talented cast as the show’s hilarious emcee, impersonating the outrageous trailer-trash bimbo, Tammy Spraynette. The show is fabulous and funny. Jimmy Emerson, the number one comedic female impersonator, has that kind of incredible sense of humor that draws you to him and makes you feel like you’ve known him all your life. Other unbelievable talents in the show impersonate celebrities Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Reba McEntire, and Bette Midler.

La Cage Starring Jimmy Emerson takes the stage Wednesdays through Mondays at 7:30pm in the Crazy Girls Showroom inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino. Tickets are available at the Riviera box office or at www.RivieraHotel.com.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com .