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What began as a rumor this month is now official: the Las Vegas tourism authority is moving forward with plans to purchase the Riviera so it can be demolished to make room for more convention space. The LVCVA board of directors will meet ...

Tourism authority plans to buy, tear down the historic Riviera

February 17th, 2015

What began as a rumor this month is now official: the Las Vegas tourism authority is moving forward with plans to purchase the Riviera so it can be demolished to make room for more convention space. The LVCVA board of directors will meet ...

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