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In 1946, two men battled for power in Las Vegas. Bugsy Siegel stole Billy Wilkerson's dream of a luxury hotel in the desert, and died in a hail of bullets.    

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Riviera Hotel And Casino

This Las Vegas hotel is at the north end of the Strip, 3 blocks from the convention center and less than a mile from the Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas McCarran Airport is about 4 miles away.

In addition to a 125,000 square foot casino, the Riviera features a bawdy revue with topless showgirls, a comedy club, and classic lounge acts, including celebrity impersonators. Dining options include an international buffet, a steakhouse, a coffee shop, a 1950s style diner, and a food court with fast food outlets. 24 hour room service is available. An outdoor pool is housed in a tranquil, sunny courtyard bordered by a lush grass sunning area.

Spanning four towers, the Riviera Hotel & Casino offers 2,079 guestrooms. All include cable TV with pay movies, clock radios with MP3 docks, and in room safes. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have marble vanities and shower/tub combinations.

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