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Penn Jillette Named “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” Finalist, Set to Crush Trace Adkins for Charity

After a stand-out season on NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette has been named a finalist in what’s sure to be a clash of the Titans, all for the sake of charity. For the show’s final competition of the season, Penn and country singer Trace Adkins have been tasked with creating….

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Rio Vegas Reveals Sexy New Samba Suites

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has just unveiled 380 redesigned suites, called Samba Suites, in its Masquerade Tower. Teal and orange hues are used throughout these 600-square-foot suites, which also feature patterned carpets, dark wood furnishings, brushed chrome fixtures and a 32-inch flat screen TV. The rooms also have upgraded bathrooms. Click here to view….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Today’s Video Poker Machine We Need to Locate and Kiss Firmly On the Mouth

A lucky player at Rio Las Vegas was just dealt four aces with a three on a $25 Super Double Double Bonus 5 play video poker machine. Honestly, we have no idea what most of that means, but we do know it resulted in the following. Thanks to the team in the Rio’s high limit….

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“90210” Heartthrob Ian Ziering Joins Chippendales at Rio Las Vegas This Summer

Former “90210” star Ian Ziering will join the bounty of beefcake at Chippendales this summer for a guest hosting gig. Ian Ziering (Ian is pronounced “EYE-ahn,” not the usual “EEE-ahn,” by the way) will guest host the popular male revue from June 6 to June 30, 2013, Thursdays through Sundays, at Rio Las Vegas. Thanks….

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Royal India Bistro Spices Up Rio Las Vegas

Royal India Bistro is the newest culinary offering at Rio Las Vegas, and serves up some seriously authentic Indian dishes you won’t soon forget. Royal India Bistro replaces the former Gaylord India restaurant, in the same location at Rio Vegas. The interior of the restaurant is newly-redesigned, brighter and with charming decor flourishes reflecting Indian….

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Penn & Teller Catch a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

They’ve been stars in Las Vegas for decades, and stars around the world even longer than that. Now, Rio Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller have their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thanks to Bob Freeman for the pic from the Apr. 5, 2013 ceremony in L.A. In the photo with….

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Rio’s Penn Jillette Immortalized With His Own Spider

As if a 20-year, record-breaking residency at a Las Vegas hotel weren’t enough, comedy-magician Penn Jillette now has another item to beef up his resume: There’s a spider named after him. Jason Bond, Director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, recently discovered the spider and named it the Atomic Penn Jillette spider. The….

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Penn & Teller Celebrate 20th Year in Las Vegas, Announce Six-Year Extension

Comedy-magic team Penn & Teller recently welcomed guests to their theater at Rio Las Vegas for a celebration of their 20th anniversary as headliners in Las Vegas. The duo began their successful run in Vegas back in 1993, and have been at Rio Las Vegas for the last 12 years. To thank their friends and….

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Las Vegas Sports Books Take Offbeat Bets for the Big Game We Can’t Name Specifically

Sports betting is like a world all its own, and Las Vegas is the only place in the world where you can walk in and place a legal bet on sporting events. Unless that’s not true, in which case it sounds like it could be true, and that’s close enough, right? Anyway, there’s no busier….

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“World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” Game Comes to Xbox 360 and Windows 8

A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….

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Random Las Vegas History Moment: 20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today (Jan. 14), Penn & Teller did their first headlining gig in Las Vegas. At Bally’s! These days, of course, these infamous comedy-magicians can be seen at Rio Las Vegas. You can also catch Penn Jillette on an all-star installment of “Celebrity Apprentice,” starting March 3, 2013 on NBC.

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Krave Finds Temporary New Home at Rio Las Vegas

During its transition from The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood to downtown Las Vegas, the recently-closed Krave nightclub will temporarily take up residence inside Crown Theater and Nightclub at Rio Las Vegas, starting Jan. 18, 2012. Unrelated: Read more about the supertall skyscraper thingy. Krave was one of the premier gay nightclubs in the….

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Where Will You Party on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas?

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year in Las Vegas, and if you’re lucky enough to be in town for the world-class festivities, brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind, you-probably-won’t-remember-much-of-it (in a good way) celebration. Of course, one of the challenges of a New Year’s Eve in Sin City is figuring out where….

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These Chippendales Road Safety Items Could Help Save Your Life

Being stranded when your car breaks down can be a serious bummer. Thankfully, it’s the Chippendales to the rescue! While the gift shop that adjoins the Chippendales male revue showroom at Rio Las Vegas offers a variety of saucy keepsakes, it may come as a surprise that the store also offers many items that could….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Greg Merson Wins World Series of Poker, Snags $8.5 Million

Poker pro Greg Merson, a mere 24 years old, bested 6,598 contenders to win this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. Merson, who hails from Maryland, won $8,531,853 (yes, we counted it) and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet valued at infinity dollars, because WSOP bracelets are just that flipping awesome…..

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