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Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino - The Real Deal :
If you're stopping by the Rio for the buffet and are looking for some gambling... walk right past the first group of overpriced tables and keep going until you get to the BIG ROOM. You'll know it when you're in it. And don't be surprised when you're into your 3rd shoe at the blackjack table when a giant Brazilian carnival gets all crazy up on the ceiling. No joke. Must be seen to be believed... or laughed at - you choose.
Rio is also the home of the World Series of Poker so check the dates of the tournament and avoid the Rio during that time it if at all possible - it's pure insanity.
Location of Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino:
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino is NearPalms
Cool Stuff About Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino:
Rio is a 2005 Trippies Award Winner for Best Show - Penn & Teller!
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino History
Opened in 1990, the Rio established itself as a great resort (mostly by the word of mouth generated by its fabulous Carnival World Buffet. The Rio now hosts the great Penn & Teller, and Tony and Tina's Wedding show and Vegas' only floor show that takes place on the ceiling. The Rio offers luxurious accomodations and copious amounts of gaming fun.
The Rooms at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Every room at the Rio is a suite. The best aspect of the rooms, aside from the space is the view. For the most part, you should have a view. The Standard Suite offers floor to ceiling windows and the Cariocas Suite - 'breathtaking', Super Suite - 'sensational', and the Masquerade Suite with the ever impressive 'Breathtaking 180 degree View of the City'. I would tell you if you could afford this or not, but the website was not behaving itself tonight and the navigation was terrible. Apparently, they don't want people to reserve online.
Restaurants at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Holy good gosh dang. The buffet(s). They're great. One of, if not the best in Vegas. Everything from eggs to teppanyaki for $13 to $23 depending on when you go.
The Rio wants to make sure that you don't want for nothing while there. Don't leave! You don't like Starbucks? They got Coffee Bean. Sick of Japanese? How about some Indian? Creole? Irish? Good call, Rio. And not a McRonalds in sight.
Dining options at Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino include: All-American Bar & Grille, Antonios - Italian, Hamada's - Asian food, Sao Paulo Cafe - Brazilian, VooDoo Steak Lounge, R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbeque), Mah Jong - Chinese, Gaylord India - North Indian (yum!), Buzio's - seafood, Cafe Martorano - Italian, plus the Carnival World Buffet and the Village Seafood Buffet. If that isn't enough options for you well... there's a Starbucks AND a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Take that!
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Tips
Well now, the Rio has a decent selection of shows. First off, the free one: Masquerade Show in the Sky. Check out the floats suspended from the ceiling over the casino floor. You can dress up and take part of the float entertainment for a tenner($10).
Feel like a wedding? Tony and Tina's wedding is a interactive dinner theatre show. Be a guest among the cast and let the story unfold around you. Don't try and discern the guests from the actors; They will reveal themselves.
Then there is Penn and Teller ($70). Magicians, commedians, all around good guys. Hey, they must be pretty good; Penn made my high-school buddy disappear! Haven't seen her since they allegedly started dating. If any of y'all go see the show, be sure to ask him what's up with Laura for me, would ya? Thanks.
Rio follows the pack and opens an UltraLounge - The iBar. Yawn.