Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino is located on 3700 W Flamingo Road, which is very near the famous The Strip without actually being on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Opened in 1990, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino – commonly reffered to simplay as The Rio – has a Brazilian theme with the name Rio being a reference to Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio is famous throughout the world for hosting the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The hotel part of the establishment only offers suites, with the smallest ones being 600 sq ft and the largest ones being 13 000 sq ft. There are also separate villas available.
There is 120,000 sq ft of gaming space at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. In addition to traditional casino games, poker and keno, there is also a good selection of Race & Sports Book and over 1,200 gambling machines (slots and video poker).
Examples of table games available at The Rio are Craps, Single Deck Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack with double down, Eight Deck Black Jack, and American Roulette.
The poker room offers games such as No Limit Hold’em, Omaha och Seven Card Stud.
Unlike many other casinos, The Rio has a special Keno Lounge. You can also play keno in some of the restaurants and bars at The Rio.
The tattoo parlor
The famous Count’s Tattoo Company is located within the Rio All-Suits Hotel and Casino and is popular among both locals and visitors who wants to have a tattoo or piercing made. In addition to the four regular tattoo stations, there is also a VIP room for those who wish to be tattooed in complete privacy. Count’s Tattoo Company is open until 10 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and until midnight during the rest of the week.
Examples of other high lights
- Voodoo Steak and Lounge
- Voodo Sky Lounge
- Martorano’s Reastaurant
- The Rio has a wine cellar with over 50,000 bottles
- Penn & Teller has a permanent show at The Rio
- The Masquerade Village with the Masquerade Show in the Sky
- World Series of Poker (WSOP) every summer
- SKUSA SuperNationals, a kart racing event, is held annually at The Rio
Background and ownership
When the The Rio was inaugurated back in 1990, it was marketed as a casino chiefly for locals. Back then, it was owned by Marnell Corrao Associates. In 1993, the 20 floor tall Ipanema Tower was ready for use, and four years later the Masquerade Village opened with suites, casino and special facilities for the Masquerade Show in the Sky.
In the late 1990s’ The Rio was purchased by Harrah’s Entertainment for $888 million and in the mid-2000’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino underwent major renovations. Today, it is no longer seen as an establishments primarily for locals.
Harrah’s is one of the major hotel and casino owners in the Las Vegas area, with establishments such as Harrah’s Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas.