Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Poker Room Details
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.
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.
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.
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Rio Poker Room Cash Games
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
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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.
|10am||$65||5,000||$5 for 5,000 chips||$500|
|1pm||$65||5,000||$5 for 5,000 chips||$500|
|4pm||$65||5,000||$5 for 5,000 chips||$500|
|9pm||$65||5,000||$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.
|Level||Minutes||Small Blind||Big Blind|
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!
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.