The Riviera Review

The RivieraThe Riviera, also known more colloquially as ‘the Riv’, is a casino and hotel in Winchester, Nevada. The hotel comprises of a tower with 23 stories housing more than 2,100 rooms. The Riviera was launched in 1955 and was the first high-rise on the Strip. It is one of Vegas’ oldest casinos and is extremely famous. The building was also unique in terms of its design that looked like motor courts that were seen on the roadside. The casino is spread over 100,000 sq. ft. and has more than 900 machines for a great gaming experience.

The Riviera belongs to the Riviera Holding Corporation and underwent renovation in the year 1999. Over the decades, it has been a popular location for movies and has made headlines right from its opening year. The Riviera is also known for its superior guest service and facilities.

The Riviera casino

The Riviera Casino is one of the oldest casinos in Vegas. From the time it was established to date, the ownership has changed several times. The 100,000 sq. ft. gaming area features an impressive array of slot machines and table games. There are more than 900 slot machines that are characterized by state-of-the-art quality.

The casino is designed very well and reflects the positivity and energy of casino fans. For all those traveling to Vegas, The Riviera is a great place to let loose and have a blast. The casino is open for 24 hours and offers a race and sports book to those who are interested in more than table and slot games. Here you can place bets on real time races and all your favorite sports.

Table games

The Riviera allows players to enjoy the thrill of table games by presenting them with the best odds in the area. Some of the great odds offered are 3 to 2 single-deck blackjack, odds of 1000 on craps and single 0 roulette. The casino has more than 30 tables that give every player a chance to experience the adventures of different casino games. Other table games offered include three-card and let it ride poker. The Riviera is known for its liberal rules and multi-deck, double-deck and single-deck games.

A craps tournament held weekly has a buy-in of $50 and gives players the chance of winning up to $5,000 in the form of promotional chips. You can even enter the tournament for free by betting on live games or playing live craps for four hours anytime during the week, by placing an average bet amounting to $10.


The top notch bingo room at the Riviera was recently voted the ‘Best Bingo Room’ by the Review Journal. The room has fixed-bases and hand held unit and holds four bingo sessions every day. Every session features a progressive double action game and a progressive hotball. The room also has a smoking area and complimentary beverages.

Slots and video poker

The Riviera boasts of more than 950 video poker and slot machines that are constantly upgraded. More than 200 slot machines have been added that are equipped with state-of-the-art features. The slot machines have classics that are the favorite choice of several players. Some of the latest games for its more contemporary clientele including Sex and the City, Hangover and Lord of the rings.

The Riviera poker room

The live poker room at the Riviera is irresistible to both old and new players. The room features a multitude of poker variations from 7Card Stud poker to Texas Hold’em poker. The poker room at this casino yields food comps and special room rates depending on the number of hours played. It also gives out high hand bonuses. $60 tournaments are held every day at four different timings. Players begin with 5k in chips. The first one hour of the game allows reentry and it comprises of 20 minute levels that start at 25/50.

The Riviera’s poker room offers the biggest Bad Beat Progressive in the Las Vegas Strip. It features a first tier guarantee that starts at $30,000, a second tier guarantee that starts at $20,000 and a tournament bad beat that starts at $1,000, featuring any quads or better if beaten.

A weekly freeroll of $2500 is held, with just 15 hours to get qualified for 4k in chips and 25 hours to get qualified for 8k in chips. Freerolls are played on Sundays and the last 10 players win $250 each.

Race and sports book

The race and sports book at the Riviera is the center for all sports betting enthusiasts. No matter where your interests lie, the sports room has it all from basketball or football to horse racing. Those who are look for something different will not be disappointed either.

The most extensive wagering menu on the Strip is featured here and it also offers parlay cards, which are amongst the highest paying. You can place bets on your most favorite games from all over the world and also place future wagers, a feature that is not found only at a few places in Vegas. The sports offered are basketball, hockey, golf, soccer, boxing, baseball, football and UFC among others.

The room is fitted with top of the line television sets that makes all the sports action come to life. The betting window located of the Vegas Boulevard allows you to place bets without even entering a casino. This option is great for those wishing to see all the wonders of Las Vegas and still be able to bet at the Riviera. This is a unique feature that is not found elsewhere in Vegas.

Promotions and rewards

First timers at the hotel can sign up for Riviera Rewards that entitles you to some exciting offers. The rewards can be attained in Player, Gold or Platinum levels. This card membership will let you get some of the best offers on the Strip. You will also be entitled to several other advantages like free slot play, dining discounts, cash back, discounts on entertainment and spa, great room upgrades, invitations to participate in tournaments and a lot more.

The latest Grand Guarantee program on offer by the Riviera entitles players to get up to $1,000 back on the first day that they play. However, terms and conditions do apply.