When in Vegas, it is hard not to notice the red and purple towers that make up The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The hotel, which is off the Las Vegas Strip, is owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc and provides an integrated approach to gaming.
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Bringing Brazil to Vegas
In 1990 Marnell Corrao Associates, a construction company, completed work on The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and went on to run it as a local casino. Everything about the hotel spoke of Brazil; from its name to the opening acts that showcased the talent of Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’99 and Henrietta Alves.
Marnell Corrao Associates continued to expand their casino and by 1997 it had an additional 20-storey tower and had officially opened the Masquerade Village. Having played their part in shaping the landscape of Las Vegas, Marnell Corrao Associates sold The Rio to Harrah’s Entertainment in 1999.
Harrah’s Entertainment soon became Caesars Entertainment Inc and under their watch, The Rio brought some new goodies to their patrons including illusionists Penn & Teller. It also saw the prestigious World Series of Poker move from Binion’s and find residence at The Rio.
More Than a Casino
In a city filled with dice and slot machines The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino offers something that is richly different: Rio’s Wine Cellar and Tasting Room. The cellar holds about 10,000 bottles and although it’s not the world’s largest collection it does have some bottles with lots of historical value.
Back to the Dice
At The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino you will find most (if not all) of your favorite table games. They’ve got Craps, Roulette, EZ Baccarat and Blackjack. The casino also has several Poker variations including Ultimate Texas Hold’em in addition to 1,200 slot machines that feature everything from the classics to video poker.
So what sets The Rio apart from all its neighbors? For one, the casino has something extra within its walls: the Race & Sports Book. The Rio understands the thrill that comes with the possibility of winning some good money as you watch your favorite thoroughbred or football team win. They have therefore provided you with dozens of flat-screens on which to keep tabs on your bets while enjoying flexible betting options.
The Race and Sports Book is also the place to try your luck at Keno. The game is televised live throughout the day so if you do not like the excitement of the Race & Sports Book you can move to the Keno Lounge or watch the numbers from the comfort of your room.
As The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino celebrates 25 years of existence, it certainly has a lot to be proud of beginning with the fact that they now have more than 2,500 beds. They have also diversified their list of attractions to include the VooDoo Beach, Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge and Zipline. The casino continues to entertain Las Vegans and tourists alike.