Come on, lucky seven! The Mardi Gras and Carnival-themed Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is situated near the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel has more than 2,500 suites, while the more than 100,000-square-foot gambling area includes some 1,200 slot machines, more than 100 table games, and a race and sports betting parlor. The Rio also has nearly 15 restaurants, an entertainment complex, shops, a landscaped sand beach, and five swimming pools. The company's Rio Secco golf course is located nearby. Rio is a subsidiary of casino mainstay Caesars Entertainment (formerly called Harrah's Entertainment).
Rio hosts the World Series of Poker (WSOP), which brings thousands of spectators and poker players into the property for about 7 weeks each summer. About 6,500 poker players participate in the WSOP, and tournament officials estimate 4,000 fans on average attend the event.
The company's Rio Secco golf club features the Butch Harmon School of Golf, which is owned by Harmon, Tiger Woods' coach.
The Rio opened in 1990; Harrah's bought the hotel for about $525 million in 1999.
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