Clarion Casino Imploded : Las Vegas hotel goes out with a bang – Watch

Clarion Casino Imploded : Las Vegas hotel goes out with a bang - Watch

The Clarion Hotel and Casino is shown shortly before being imploded in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 10, 2015. It is the first casino implosion in Las Vegas since the New Frontier Hotel & Casino was brought down in 2007.

The 12-storey Clarion Hotel, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn.

Ownership changed hands numerous times and also came under the names of the Royal Americana Hotel, The Paddlewheel Hotel Casino, the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel and the Grek Isles Hotel Casino.

The Clarion closed for good in September 2014 and was purchased for $US22.5 million by Las Vegas developer Lorenzo Doumani, who plans to turn the six-acre property into a mixed-use resort.