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Las Vegas' Riviera will close May 4
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LAS VEGAS -- The Riviera Hotel & Casino will close on May 4 at noon to make way for expansion of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, according to a news release.

The 60-year-old Las Vegas Strip property will be demolished and replaced by the Las Vegas Global Business District which will offer more convention exhibit and meeting space.

View a slideshow of historic Riviera pictures

More than 6,000 construction jobs are expected to be created for the project, while also bringing a permanent job force of 6,000 once completed.

Around 1,000 employees will lose their jobs once the Riviera closes.

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