Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino

The hotel - casino complex Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino (short: The Rio) opened in 1990 a few hundred meters off the Strip in Las Vegas as a casino primarily for locals. Main theme of the resort is the Brazilian Carnival. The two hotel towers (Ipanema and Masquerade Tower ) was completed only in 1993 and 1997. In 1999, the Rio Hotel / Casino was acquired by gambling giant Harrah 's Entertainment for the purchase price of $ 888 million.

The unusual characteristics of this hotel is the fact that it offers only suites. Each of the 2,548 suites in this case has at least 55 square feet of living space.

After the Harrah's group had also taken over the Binion 's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas, was found in Rio a suitable venue for the annual World Series of Poker. In -annual, multi-week tournament series, the Rio is a Mecca for poker players from around the world.