If there’s one thing that sets Rio apart from all other Las Vegas resorts, it’s the fact that its casino plays host to the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Guests are welcome to play in Rio’s poker room, the only one in the world that features 100% certified WSOP dealers, where just about every poker game is available, from classics like hold ‘em and seven-card stud to 2-7 triple draw and badugi. There are five poker tournaments held in the poker room daily, with a variety of buy-ins at different times.
Beyond the poker room, Rio’s casino floor has dozens of tables featuring popular games including blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat. The vast majority of the resort’s 1,200 slot machines are in a masquerade-themed, 100,000-square-foot space, where a series of floats glides over the crowd several times each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
In addition to the Show in the Sky, Rio is home to a couple other popular Las Vegas shows. Penn & Teller is a humorous magic show with tricks requiring knives, guns and other curious items. Even though the “Bad Boys of Magic” are known for giving away the secrets to their tricks, audience members are still left wondering how they’re done. The Chippendales round out the perfect girls-night out with 12 sexy male dancers who perform for audiences five nights a week.