A landmark Las Vegas hotel/casino with 59 years of history under its belt, the Riviera is a blast from the past, but also well in step with the present. Located on the north end of the Strip, this iconic property offers affordable yet comfortable accommodations just a short walk from the heart of all the action -- while also featuring several restaurants, a vibrant casino and an extensive lineup of entertainment.Noted comedians and headliners make regular appearances at the Riviera. Also scoring high on the laugh-o-meter is the Riviera Comedy Club. For one of the city's most longstanding and sensuous topless revues, check out "Crazy Girls." The male revue "Men the Experience" (on hiatus until January 2015) is also housed in the Crazy Girls Theatre. Two nostalgic music-based shows -- "Forever Doo Wop" and "Forever Motor City" -- are featured in the Starlite Theatre. A one-man production "40 Is Not the New 20" stars comedian Matt Kazam. It's a hilarious celebration of the wisdom and experience that can only be gained with age. And German master magician Jan Rouven mesmerizes audiences with dangerous and thrilling acts in "Illusions" (closing Nov. 17, 2014).On Dec. 1, 2014, Dirk Arthur's "Wild Illusions!" will debut. The show will feature breathtaking big cat magic interwoven with comedy, beautiful dancers and large-scale effects.The Riviera is home to the Strip's only walk-up wagering window. If you step just inside the front doors, you'll find a William Hill Race & Sports Book, which boasts 47 televisions among other amenities. Continue toward the main casino floor, and you'll discover plenty of table games including all of your favorites -- from craps, blackjack and roulette to mini-baccarat and pai gow poker. The casino has more than 800 slot and video poker machines.The Riviera also has several eateries. Located on the main floor, R Steak & Seafood offers an intimate setting replete with succulent meat and seafood dishes, while the Banana Leaf Asian Restaurant reinterprets Far East fare through a selection of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Malayasian specialties. The Wicked Vicky Tavern carries an extensive selection of craft beers (including ales, stouts and specialty brews) and serves favorites like burgers, wings, pizzas and nachos. Plus, there's an impressive food court -- situated next to the Pinball Hall of Fame, where you can play pinball games that date back to the 1960s -- with options including Angelina's, Big Burger, Buffalo Wings, India Masala, La Salsa, Wok Express and Cheesesteaks Etc.In the evenings, you can always relax with a drink in the Casino Lounge. DJs, bands and other live entertainment can often be heard here.The Rivera has a lushly landscaped courtyard pool. Several shopping kiosks, in addition to a florist and an outlet of ABC Stores for souvenirs and sundries, can be found on the premises. Along with a beauty salon and barber shop, there is a gym and tattoo studio. And a wide range of wedding packages and services available at the Riviera Royale Wedding Chapel.With more than 2,075 rooms, 140,000 square feet of convention space and lots of dining, gaming and entertainment options, the Riviera provides its guests with a rich tradition of fun, charm and service on the Las Vegas Strip.