Posts tagged as: Rio Las Vegas

Seven interesting things about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

Seven interesting things about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

While the 2014 FIFA World Cup has just gotten underway in its host country of Brazil, a tournament of a different kind – but with equally high stakes in terms of world prestige – is in full swing at Rio Las Vegas. The 2014 World Series of Poker began at the end of May and [...]

Las Vegas VooDoo Zip Line riders are all smiles

Las Vegas VooDoo Zip Line riders are all smiles

Here’s another one for your bucket list. The VooDoo Zip Line opened at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday, sending riders at speeds of up to 35 mph, 490 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. The ride travels forwards and backwards between the Rio’s two hotel towers, offering 360-degree views of the Las [...]

It’s time. Las Vegas VooDoo Zip Line opens this weekend.

It’s time. Las Vegas VooDoo Zip Line opens this weekend.

The highly-anticipated, sky-high zip line between the Rio hotel’s two towers is opening over the Memorial Day weekend. Mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer will kick off the grand opening event for the VooDoo Zipline at noon on Sunday, May 25, yelling his signature catchphrase, “It’s time!” Soaring round-trip more than 490 feet above the ground, VooDoo [...]

10 fun facts and figures about the WSOP

10 fun facts and figures about the WSOP

The main event of the 2013 World Series of Poker is now in full swing at Rio Las Vegas. It will continue through July 15. The field of 6,352 players is being narrowed down to the nine contestants who will sit at the final table, scheduled at the resort for Nov. 4 – 5. Dubbed [...]

Ready to zip with views of the Vegas Strip?

Ready to zip with views of the Vegas Strip?

Thrill seekers will soon have another reason to come to Vegas. By the end of summer, you should be able to soar 400 feet in the air on a 10-second zip ride (not to be confused with a zip line) between the Rio hotel’s 50-story Masquerade tower and Ipanema tower. VooDoo Zip Line will launch [...]

Rio celebrates milestone

Rio celebrates milestone

Twenty years ago today, the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino opened its doors on West Flamingo Road, becoming the first Las Vegas casino to open in the 1990s. The hotel opened with 430 suites, and in 1993, a 20-story expansion tower was added. The Rio now boasts two towers with 2,522 suites. The hotel [...]

Flashback Friday: Know when to hold’em

Flashback Friday: Know when to hold’em

The 2009 World Series of Poker main event games are underway at the Rio poker room. While other events have been going on since May 26, the main event – No-Limit Texas Hold’em – started July 3 and will winnow down more than 6,000 entrants to a final table of nine by July 15. Those players [...]

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