Fix it Up or Tear it Down? • This Week in Gambling
There have been a lot of rumors about the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in recent months, including that it would be demolished to make room for a new baseball stadium. So what’s up with the Rio? Will it be torn down? Or are there other plans for the resort casino?
Hello friends! I am in Las Vegas sweating my ass off on the Strip with the record-breaking 118 degree heat! But before I left I made you this video with some game reviews to talk about, and this week’s big story! Over the years we may have used this show to tease the Rio All Suites Hotel just a little bit. To to poke fun at them, if you will, about the dilapidated condition of their property, and that the resort located in an area of town frequented by prostitutes. Of course, in all fairness, most of Las Vegas is frequented by prostitutes… I’ve heard.
Originally opened in 1990, then sold by Caesars in 2019, gone are the glory days when the Rio used to host the World Series of Poker. In fact, there was even a rumor circulating over the past year that the Rio would be demolished in order to make room for a brand new professional baseball stadium. So what the hell is really going on here?
Well first of all, the Rio Las Vegas ain’t going anywhere! And that new stadium they’re gonna build? That’s gonna go where the Tropicana now stands! Secondly, the Rio All Suites Hotel just announced that they’re about to undergo a long overdue, and much needed renovation. The company that handled renovation work at Bellagio and the park MGM will be updating the 2,500 rooms there, in both towers.
This $850 million project will also expand the casino floor from 117,000 to 150,000 square feet! Other improvements will be made to the restaurants, reception, and pool areas. Now, no start date has been announced for this project as of yet, but the Rio did say that they plan to remain open while the work is carried out.
If you can’t make it to the Rio All Suites hotel, or at least to Las Vegas, we did just release several new amazing game reviews starting with the Treasures of Egypt, a five reel, 10 payline slot with scatters, multipliers, and sticky wild reels from NetGaming. Next, we took a look at the Lantern Luck, a beautiful 5 reel, 25 pay line, Asian themed game from Habanero that’s all about the wild symbols! These game reviews, and hundreds more, are available on our YouTube channel.