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The Rio Roulette Streak That Never Really Was

These Interwebs can be a funny place. It all started when poker player Jeff Romano Tweeted the photo below, sparking rumors that an odds-defying roulette streak had taken place at Rio Las Vegas. The photo made the rounds and created a lot of buzz, but either fortunately or unfortunately, it was a streak that never….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Irascible Phil Hellmuth Wins 12th WSOP Bracelet

It’s a pretty big deal in the poker world. The polarizing Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth, one of the most colorful characters in the realm of professional poker, won a record-shattering 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at Rio Las Vegas in the early morning hours of June 11, 2012. WSOP bracelets are the most….

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Chippendales Host Joey Lawrence Is All Growed Up

Remember that cute little Joey Lawrence, the one on “Blossom” back in the 1990s? Well, he’s still a heartthrob, but he’s not that little anymore. Joey Lawrence has signed on for a guest-hosting stint at the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas, and we were there for his opening night show. Lawrence didn’t seem….

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“Grease” Slot Gives Chills and They’re Multiplying

What happens when a beloved movie musical like “Grease” gets the video slot machine treatment? People talk and this blog plays! The buzz is building about the “Grease”-inspired slot machine being rolled out in select Sin City casinos, and the game’s been getting great reviews as far as we can tell. Especially from the woman….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Shopping

A Sucker Born Every Minute: Rio’s New Lollipop

Question: Can Las Vegas ever have too many candy shops? Answer: Seriously, how could you ask such a ridiculous question? It’s candy. The brand-spanking-new Lollipop store at Rio Las Vegas has entered the Sin City candy fray with a sweet twist: the shop provides epic candy flashbacks by offering nostalgic confectionery classics like candy buttons,….

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World Series of Poker Shuffles Into Rio Vegas

The 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has kicked off its 43rd installment at Rio Las Vegas. The longest-running and richest poker event in the world features 58 events spanning 50 days, through July 16, 2012. This year’s World Series of Poker even has a fancy new Main Event winner’s bracelet. Learn more, and possibly….

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Colorful Cocktails That’ll Blow Your Top Off at Rio

Just try to find a city that does frosty beverages better than Las Vegas. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Thought so! Today, we’ve got three colorful cocktails from VooDoo Beach at Rio Las Vegas sure to prove, once and for all, when it comes to libations, Las Vegas is a master libator! Or something. First up….

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Today’s Chippendales News This Blog Doesn’t Condone

The men of the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas have added another metaphorical notch to their bedposts, a feature in the current issue of “Playgirl” magazine. The beefcake mag features an eight-page spread, including photos of fan favorites like Jaymes Vaughan, Chaun Thomas (photographed by this blog, below), Nathan Minor and others. Catch….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Rio Las Vegas

Heartthrob Joey Lawrence to Star in Chippendales

Joey Lawrence, who first won hearts around the world in the ’90s TV hit, “Blossom,” is all grown up and ready to bring his talents to the Chippendales stage at Rio Las Vegas for a limited-time guest-hosting gig, June 7-24, 2012. Lawrence is expected to sing, dance and host the popular male revue. Other recent….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

World Series of Poker Now in the Total Rewards Fold

The premiere name in poker, World Series of Poker, is now officially part of Total Rewards, the premiere name in casino loyalty programs. As reported by the premiere Las Vegas blog. (Note: We may have just made that last part up.) For the first time, World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament entrants will get Reward….

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Mac King Hosts Kentucky Derby Party for Magic Royalty

Harrah’s Las Vegas comedy-magician Mac King has a thing for the Kentucky Derby. Each year, he hosts a party leading up to the race, and a who’s-who of Las Vegas magicians and other entertainers show up in droves. Except for the ones wearing pants. They show up in pants. And in honor of the Kentucky….

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Wheel of Fortune at Rio Vegas Coughs Up $1.2 Million

What would you do with $1.2 million? A player at Rio Las Vegas is going to have to figure out an answer to that question, because on May 1, 2012, the $1 Wheel of Fortune progressive jackpot hit for $1,224,957. This blog loves when that happens! They should call it the “Wheel of We Hope….

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Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Deal Us In for “All In: The Poker Movie”

The world of poker is a fascinating one, and “All In: The Poker Movie,” a new documentary about that world, is one this Las Vegas blog would be inclined to watch. The film’s billed as, “The definitive story of the rise, fall and rebirth of poker.” It features many of the game’s most prominent figures,….

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How Many Floors Does the 51-Floor Rio Have?

Remember that classic trick question, “What color was George Washington’s white horse?” Well, here’s a new, Vegas-inspired one to test your brain power: “How many floors is the 51-floor Rio Las Vegas?” If you can’t see this one coming, you should probably get out of the house more. As you may have guessed, the Rio….

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Penn Jillette Was Robbed on “Celebrity Apprentice”

If you still have “The Celebrity Apprentice” sitting on your Tivo, don’t read this blog post. Spoiler: Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette was robbed! The taller half of “Penn & Teller” was fired from the popular reality show based largely upon the reaction to a slogan he proposed for a new Donald Trump cologne:….

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