This casino dates from the 50s. It has been having severe financial problems for years. One big problem is the lack of foot traffic. There just aren't any tourists walking on the strip that far north. This is because there is only one neighboring casino--the Circus Circus. Another neighbor, the Sahara, just closed. There is a huge and unfinished casino next door; the Fountainebleau was started and like 70% complete before the financing collapsed.
The best blackjack game here is the virtual machine. Be sure to play the one that pays 3-2 for a blackjack. There is also a virtual roulette game that is quite popular.
The poker games here are full of tourists and are among the best on the strip. But there is usually a game only at night.
There is a small Sports book and a bar with inexpensive beer too. But stay away from the eatery next to the sportsbook: it's called Crazy Leroy's and I became very ill after eating there once.There is also a British pub with good sandwiches.
We visit Las Vegas at least once a year. Although we don't always stay at the Riviera we always visit because our host is most accommodating with show tickets and meals. When we have stayed at the Riviera everything was fantastic. When we don't stay at Riviera, things are still fantastic. What more can you ask for?????
We stayed in this hotel a few years ago when the Westward Ho, Stardust and the New Frontier were still standing so there was still quite a good atmosphere at this end of the Strip. Nowadays it's like a ghost town.
We've stayed in both the Monaco Tower and the Monte Carlo Tower and our King Size rooms were were very comfortable.
The food court has quite a good variety of outlets.
There is a large pool and there are plenty of sunbeds.
We had good cocktail waitress service.
The $40 for $20 promotion at the entrance is a rip off - stay well clear of it.