The Rio Las Vegas has been a staple on the Vegas Strip for decades now. Since opening in 1990, it has become a favorite place to play for locals and visitors alike. And while the Vegas hotel offers plenty of entertainment like any other Vegas hotel, it does have some secret fun you don’t want to miss.
Penn & Teller
You know the famous magic duo that is Penn & Teller has been entertaining guests in Vegas for a while, but what you might not realize is that they have been performing in Vegas for 25 years. Penn & Teller became Rio resident headliners in 2001 and now have their own theater named after them. The theater has also hosted The Price Is Right, Live with Regis and Kelly, HELL’S KITCHEN and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which completed its fifth season this year.
You’ve probably heard about the all-male revue, Chippendales at the Rio, and while the show isn’t all for females, it does bring in a large crowd of women. Because of this, the Rio is home to the female dominant Flirt Lounge. With purple-accented decor, an all-male wait staff and a frozen daiquiri bar, this lounge is the perfect place to grab a drink before Chippendales or celebrate a girlfriend’s upcoming nuptials.
Take the fight inside. Fight Night Championship is a multi-discipline sports combat league that takes place at The Fight Dome at the Rio. There are eight Fight Nights in 2018 with a champion at the end of each night.
The Wall Gaming Lounge
Video game players enter gaming heaven with the Rio’s Wall Gaming Lounge. With 30 high-end Alienware PCs and console gaming stations, game-inspired wall art, and mobile food ordering so you don’t have to leave your game, this is a gamers paradise.
VooDoo Beach isn’t just a beach, it’s a full on getaway. There are four different pool areas, three whirlpools and waterfalls. Get carried away to paradise at Cruzan Island Bar or VooDoo Beach Bar. Throughout pool season, guests can enjoy special events like booze ova, acoustic night, poolside movies, live DJs and poolside spa treatments.