In the early 1990s the Rio All Suite Resort and Casino was a Vegas locals’ hotspot. Now a Caesar’s Entertainment property, the Rio is well known for hosting Penn and Teller and the World Series of Poker.

Part of the vast Total Rewards program, the Rio is only a short free shuttle ride from its sister properties on the heart of the Strip. Some adventurers may even attempt the mile and a quarter walk over the highway to Las Vegas Blvd. Overall, the Rio remains an excellent spot for locals and visitors to wager on sports, see a show, or play table games or slots just west of the heart of the Strip.

What Does the Rio Have to Offer?

The Rio offers the complete Vegas resort experience and undoubtedly earns its full name. Lounge by the pool and visit the salon and spa by day, then shift gears and party at night fifty-two stories above Las Vegas at Voodoo. Come back to Voodoo the next day to zip line over 900 feet above the ground.

Though an older property, the Rio regularly unveils new gaming items on its gaming floor. Stadium Baccarat is a new generation electronic table game that combines the fun of live-dealer gaming with the ease, speed, and accuracy of electronic play. In a game like Baccarat where some players play at quite varying speeds, Stadium Baccarat offers a great way for players to move at their own speeds without any disruption to others around them.

Where Else Can You Go?

Paris and Bally’s are divine compliments to the Rio. Experienced visitors for whom the Brazilian theme may wear thin can enjoy free shuttle service to the Parisian and movie-and-theater themed hotel-casinos respectively. Players’ Total Rewards cards prove very useful skipping around properties, offering discounts, earning points, or even as a tool to pay for things entirely. Don’t forget also that items like restaurant bills, which can be “charged to the room,” can be done so from any Caesar’s Entertainment property. So, whether one is ordering lunch at Paris’s La Boulangerie while staying Rio, room charge is still an option.

Rio Online Gaming Options

Caesar’s Entertainment, Rio’s parent company, got into the Nevada online gaming market quickly. Caesar’s Interactive Entertainment is the hotel and gaming company’s online gaming brand. They run WSOP Nevada, one of the first legal, regulated internet poker operators in the State.

Last year, CIE sold their social gaming platform, Playtika, for $4.4B! CIE remains a leader in online gaming in New Jersey where (similar to Nevada) residents and visitors physically located within state borders have access to a full suite of online gaming opportunities. One might strongly suspect that a sports betting app for Nevada is around the corner to compete with MGM and Stations.

Rio Player Rewards

Caesar’s Entertainment’s Total Rewards program works in connection with almost every aspect of the Rio All Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, and the global Caesar’s/Harrah’s brand, including online gaming. From anywhere with data/internet access, TR members can earn credits and elevate their tier status for free on a multitude of platforms, including Facebook and mobile.

The TR program has a strong junket operation known as Total Rewards Air where TR members of any status level can take private flights to TR destinations around the U.S. and Canada for next to nothing. In addition to a private flight, junkets include hotel stay, and often include free play/match play and meal vouchers.

Simply the most important thing to remember at the Rio or any other Caesar’s or Harrah’s (Total Rewards) property is to offer one’s TR card to every cashier, front desk agent, table games dealer, or gaming machine of any kind. Points and tier status are earned nearly every time one spends $1 at a TR property, so don’t miss out because they add up fast!