The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is reopening on December 22. Once the Rio opens, all of Caesars’ properties in Las Vegas and around the country will be open. The Rio will be completely open seven days a week from Dec. 23, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. After this period, the property will have hours similar to other Caesars Las Vegas casino-hotels.
Come the new year, this won’t be a completely open property. Next year the hotel at Rio will only accommodate weekend stays. Guests will be able to book rooms from Thursday through Monday. The gaming floor and various amenities at the Rio will be open seven days a week.
“As the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prepares to resume operations on December 22, this marks the final Caesars Entertainment resort to reopen in the U.S. and Canada,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. “The past nine months have been filled with challenges, as well as opportunities including the merging of our two gaming companies to form the new Caesars Entertainment. We recognize the incredible effort it has taken to reopen our resorts and get us to this important milestone, and we look forward to welcoming our Team Members and Guests back to Rio with their health and safety still top of mind.”
Open at the Rio
There are few hotel-casinos that have every bar, restaurant, show, and amenity open. Here’s what you’ll be able to enjoy at the Rio.
All-American Bar & Grille
Hash House A Go Go
Starbucks (near the hotel elevators)
Bars and Lounges
Purple Zebra Daiquiri Bar
Race & Sports Book Bar
William Hill Race & Sports Book
Penn & Teller – The performance schedule will be announced separately.
The fitness center and gift shop will also be open. This will be the debut of the new sportsbook which features a wagering menu and odds from William Hill.
World Series Of Poker Returns To Rio
The World Series Of Poker (WSOP) is once again returning to the Rio. The poker tournament will be a bit different this year as it navigates the coronavirus. The massive ballrooms at the Rio won’t be packed with hundreds of poker players this year. Instead, poker players are participating in fewer events online until the final table of the WSOP Main Event.
The final table of the WSOP Main Event will once again feature nine (9) players. This part of WSOP will take place live at the Rio beginning December 23.
Unlike previous years, the winner won’t take home a huge prize for winning the WSOP Main Event. In fact, only the top two finishers will take home more than $1 million. For comparison, Hossein Ensan took home $10 million for winning the 2019 WSOP.
Additionally, the Domestic WSOP Tournament and the winner of the International Tournament will face each other in a live head to head game at the Rio on Dec. 30. Visit wsop.com for more information.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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