According to a local ABC affiliate, the company will reopen Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the home of the _World Series of Poker, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. It was the only Caesars-owned Las Vegas casino that has yet to reopen for business.
The off-Strip property will follow the lead of Planet Hollywood, another Caesars property, and will keep the gambling floor open 24/7, but only operate the hotel Thursday through Monday. For the holiday season spanning Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, however, the hotel will be open for business seven days a week.
The announcement of the Rio’s reopening came just a day before the WSOP announced that it would hold a hybrid main event with the culmination of the $10,000 no-limit hold’em event next just a week after the property opens.
While the poker world’s most prestigious tournament of the year will be held at the property, the Rio’s poker room will not immediately reopen. The new William Hill-branded sportsbook, the keno lounge, as well as the slot machines and other table games will be the gaming options onsite.
Last month, Caesars acquired William Hill to run most of its U.S. sportsbooks and this is one of the first rebranded books to open.