2021 World Series of Poker

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Poker Room

Name Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Poker Room
Address 3700 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV
City Las Vegas
Country United States of America
Website https://www.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every summer it plays host to the world's biggest and most prestigious poker tournament series, The World Series of Poker.

The casino opened in January 1990, with a Brazilian carnival theme on display throughout as the name would suggest. Three years later, the property expanded adding more casino space.

A second expansion incorporating a hotel tower and casino expansion called the 'Masquerade Village' came in 1997, before the Rio was eventually bought by Harrah's Entertainment (later named Caesars Entertainment) in 1999 for $888 million.

The hotel first hosted the WSOP in 2005, with the last two days of competition held at the Rio as part of Las Vegas' centennial. Since 2005, the WSOP has been played out solely at the Rio, encompassing nearly every room of the property's 160,000 square feet of event space.

In 2019, WSOP owners Caesars merged with Eldorado Resorts, with the Rio subsequently sold by Caesars in a deal worth $516.3 million deal.

Inside the Rio you will find 100,000 square feet of masquerade-themed gaming space, with the casino floor, sports book and poker room easily accessible from the nearby Carnival World Parking Lot.

The Rio poker room offers 24-hour poker action with cash games of all stakes, and a daily schedule of guaranteed tournaments.


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Despite this, it was confirmed that the WSOP would remain at the Rio for at least two more years, however rumours surfaced in 2021 that the festival would move to the Paris/Bally's Conference Center from 2022 onwards.

Rio Contact Information

Websitewww.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas
Phone(702) 777-7650
Twitter@RioVegas
FacebookRio Vegas
Instagram@RioVegas

Rio Poker Room Cash Games

The poker room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is non-smoking and has 14 tables offering both limit and no-limit Texas hold'em cash games for a range of bankrolls.

Each table comes with USB chargers so that players can charge their mobile devices, and every table comes with automatic shufflers so that the pace of play is not held up. Both massage service and cocktail service is available at the poker tables, just like it is throughout the rest of the casino.

Rio Poker Room Cash Game Stakes

GameStakesBuy-in
Limit Hold'em$3/$6$30+
NL Hold'em$1/$2$60-$500
NL Hold'em$2/$5$200-$1,000

Related: Cash Game Strategy & Tips


Rio Poker Room Tournaments

The Rio Poker Room runs four daily tournaments all with a $65 buy-in. Registration for each tournament is open until the start of Level 5.

Each tournament comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $500 and must have a minimum of four entries signed up at the start for any guarantee tournament to avoid cancelation.

TimeBuy-inStarting ChipsAdd-onGuarantee
10am$655,000$5 for 5,000 chips$500
1pm$655,000$5 for 5,000 chips$500
4pm$655,000$5 for 5,000 chips$500
9pm$655,000$5 for 5,000 chips$500

Related: Poker Tournament Strategy & Tips


Rio Poker Room Poker Tournament Structure

Here is the structure for the Rio Poker Room daily tournaments. There are five minute breaks after level four and level seven.

LevelMinutesSmall BlindBig Blind
120100200
220200400
320300600
4205001,000
5206001,200
6208001,600
7201,0002,000
8202,0004,000
9203,0006,000
10205,00010,000
11208,00016,000
122010,00020,000

Rio Poker Room Live Reported Tournaments

Every year, the PokerNews Live Reporting team descends on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and its conference center for the World Series of Poker. Head to the WSOP Live Reporting Hub to check out our coverage from recent years!


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Caesars Rewards

Players can earn Caesars Rewards points at all Rio poker room cash game tables. For $1/$2 NL and $3/$6 Limit, players earn $1/Hr and 17 Tier Credits. For $2/$5 NL stakes, players will earn $2/Hr and 34 Tier Credits.

  • $1/$2 NL and $3/$6 Limit = $1/Hr (17 Tier Credits)
  • $2/$5 NL = $2/Hr (34 Tier Credits)

Penn & Teller Theater

Magician duo Penn & Teller have headlined the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino since 2001, performing in the hotel's 'Penn & Teller Theater'

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino FAQs

Does the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino have poker?

Yes, the Rio does offer poker through its 24/7 poker room located next to the sports book.

Can I play poker at the Rio?

Yes, you can play poker at the Rio. Just head to the poker room and put your name on a list for the game and stakes you want to play.

What cash games are at the Rio?

The Rio offers a variety of cash games including $1/2 and $2/$5 No Limit Texas Hold'em.

Is there free parking at the Rio?

Yes, there are two large outdoor parking lots (Masquerade and Carnival Parking Garage) that are free to guests.

Is the Rio hotel on the Las Vegas strip?

No, the Rio is an off-strip hotel, located on West Flamingo between the Gold Coast and Caesar's Palace.