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Are the Lights of Rio Las Vegas Inspired By The Christ the Redeemer Statue?

Where: 3700 W. Flamingo Ave [map], 89103
June 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (5)

Expert VegasChatter readers and longtime Vegas visitors and residents--we need your help with a fasciating connection involving the The Rio Las Vegas.

We recently received this question from a reader. Note: Once you see it, you cannot unsee it.

“Several years ago we arrived in Vegas at night, traveling by car. I do not remember on which freeway but I think it was from the north. At any rate, when I saw The Rio from that fresh angle, I was struck by the fact that the light pattern they use on the exterior of the building look like an homage to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The lights at the Rio go up and out, as do the arms in the statue. I can find no confirmation of this anywhere on the Internet. I even asked a server at Carnival World about it. She said she had been there 15 years and never heard that before. You must have sources you could ask? I am convinced that light pattern had to have an inspiration!”

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How Caesars Upsold Me into A Rio Masquerade Suite...With an Unexpected Zip!

Where: 3700 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas [map], 89103
May 28, 2015 at 4:12 PM | by | Comments (11)

To be honest, I consider myself to be a “middle roller.” I play green chip blackjack, and dollar video poker. Even with that level of play, I almost never have to pay for a hotel room. In fact, while I'll willingly lose quite a few dollars down in the casino, I've become psychologically averse to directly paying for a room. I understand that the gambling losses are a form of prepayment for the room, and I don't want to pay twice!

So, with this as my mindset, here's how the savvy marketing folks at the Caesars company convinced me to pay a little extra for a Masquerade Suite at The Rio Las Vegas.

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The New Chippendales Show Adds Funk, Sizzle...and a Runway

Where: 3700 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
May 14, 2015 at 9:10 PM | by | Comments (2)

Tyson Beckford Is In The House!”.

You may have caught some of the media blitz surrounding the actor/model’s limited hosting gig (Thurs.-Sun. through May 24th) at the long-running Chippendales male revue. Actually, it’s been hard to miss with all of the hype and his numerous talk show appearances. What you may not know is that Beckford arrived during a nearly top-to-bottom (heh heh) revamping of the production. While the hard-bodied hit has always featured current music and cutting-edge dance moves, the latest relaunch is taking male sex appeal to new extremes.

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Check-Out Folio: Papillon Flies Away With A Milestone, And More

April 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:

50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.

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Plenty Of Unique Chips To Be Found In Poker Rooms

April 17, 2015 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (10)

VegasChatter reader Jim L. recently asked a question about which casinos in Las Vegas use different chips in their poker rooms than in the rest of the casino. The question stemmed from his discovery of the cream-colored $1 chip (seen below) during a visit to The Mirage poker room. This chip differs from the blue $1 chip which is found elsewhere in the casino.

When it comes to $1 chips, to the best of our knowledge, The Mirage is the only casino in Vegas that uses a specific chip set just for the poker room. If you were to play blackjack or other table games at The Mirage, you would see the blue chips. In the $3-$6 limit game that regularly runs in the poker room, you would see the cream-colored chip.

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Check-Out Folio: Penn and Teller For Free, SLS Wants 18 Plus, And More

April 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 6:

WuHu at Silverton: The off-Strip hotel-casino will add a new restaurant, WuHu Noodle, this June.

Presented without comment: SLS is hosting an 18+ pool party Thursday, April 16 at Foxtail. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for what's being called "the sexiest new pool club in Sin City."

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Great American Foodie Fest To Motor Over To Rio Next

Where: 3700 W. Flamingo Road [map], 89103
April 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (5)

First it was held at the Silverton. Then, the events lot across from Luxor. After that, it set up shop behind The High Roller. Now, the bi-annual Great American Foodie Fest -- a.k.a. the Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a.k.a. that ginormous food truck festival, a.k.a. food coma central -- will rev up in Vegas once again, this time at Rio.

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With A Debut Still To Come, Duck Commander Musical Tickets At A Discount

Where: 89109
March 25, 2015 at 1:31 PM | by | Comments (15)

In non-shocking news of the day, admission to Rio's forthcoming musical based on the reality TV series, Duck Dynasty, can now be had at a discount.

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Tyson Beckford Next To Don Chippendales' Collar And Cuffs

March 11, 2015 at 12:47 PM | by | Comments (5)

Breathe Again? Trying.

That guy from Blossom has done it. And, the guy from 90210. Now, that guy from (insert one of a myriad of magazines, music videos, films and runways here) is about to become America's next top model Chippendale.

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MJ Live To Moonwalk Over To Stratosphere

Where: 89109
March 10, 2015 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Never fear fans of Michael Jackson, Las Vegas tribute production MJ Live will still rock with you... just not from the new home it had initially planned.

After leaving Rio to make way for a Duck Commander, MJ Live had hoped to glide over to a new locale at Riviera. A planned opening of March 2, however, never happened as the hotel-casino is now in its final weeks of operation after being sold to the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority). The Riv, if you haven't heard by now, will close its doors at noon May 4.

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So, Apparently Vegas Really Is Getting A 'Duck Dynasty' Musical

February 11, 2015 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (7)

Another popular reality TV series has set its sights on the Las Vegas stage.

The parody based on the Pawn Stars may have closed up shop at Riviera last year, but that's not stopping the off-Strip arrival of DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, based on a book about Duck Dynasty's Robertson family, at Rio this April.

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World Series of Poker 2015 Schedule Released

February 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM | by | Comment (1)

The 46th Annual World Series of Poker at Rio is less than four months away, and poker fanatics were given a taste of what to expect this summer with the official release of the complete schedule of events.

The festivities will kick off on Wednesday, May 27th with a casino employees event, which is traditionally the first event of the series. The final event, as always, will be the $10,000 main event which, this year, begins on July 5th and goes all the way through July 14th, at which point the final nine players will go on hiatus and return in November to play down to a winner. There are plenty of other events during the seven weeks in between that should provide something for just about everybody, including the massive Colossus tournament which is predicted to be the largest live poker tournament ever.

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