Will Poker Players Miss the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino When It's Gone?

This may be the last year the WSOP is held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Despite the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino being the summer mecca for poker players and aficionados worldwide since 2005 — going on 15 years — recent rumors of the venue's potential impending demolition was welcomed by many in the industry.

You can read up on the potential sale of Caesars and the cloudy future of the Rio here. In this article, we take a look at the reactions that came out of the poker world.

Las Vegas Locally tweeted some scuttlebutt:

And in came the reactions on Twitter:

A source from Las Vegas Locally also posted the news that Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the 15-year home to the World Series of Poker, may soon be no more...

David "ODB" Baker wondered if this would affect the upcoming WSOP, but it seems most likely it won't. Matt Waxman joked that the demolition could coincide with the summer series.

WSOP put those concerns to rest with an official response on Twitter:

Some Rio WSOP regulars, both players and media, expressed their "concerns"...

And long-time WSOP ESPN commentator Norman Chad presented a viable solution:

Make sure to return to PokerNews in upcoming weeks for updates on the status of Caesars as well as the future of the current home of the WSOP. Rumors will surely continue to swirl, and with so many false alarms over the years, players and industry observers will understandably want to wait for something solid. PokerNews will continue to monitor things to see if anything concrete develops.

  • Recent news of a potential Rio demolition was welcomed by some WSOP regulars on Twitter.

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