We recently returned from a 4 day stay at the Rio Casino. I have not visited this resort in several years and found it not to be up to it's past standard. Rooms are large, but the furnishings are average. The rooms were clean, but far from being anything special.
We did not eat at any of the restraunts here and found the "table gaming" to be nothing for us to hang around We stayed here because my wife was attending a business conference.
Aladdin buffet was very good as always and I still believe it to be one of the best in Vegas…and yes I have dinned at Bellagio, Wynn and Paris. The King Crab, shrimp and lamb kabobs are excellent and if there are better please let me know. If you can make/save room for desserts you will not be disappointed. Go before 6:30 to avoid any of teh longer lines the will come with the people attending conventions.
Will give one positve plug for MC and it brew....We love the "winner's wheat"! Great fun to kick a few of these back with a good dose of video poker. This is always a good stop to rest our tired feet from the strip. Hit the Bar right as you walk in and you will be taken care of....
We gambled at many of the normal strip joins and found our luck to be that of an individual preference. (In other words …sometimes you win sometimes you lose bigger!) I did find one new place for me to spend some “gaming time"....Gold Coast…you may not think much of this place and neither did I before I started my daily walks from the Rio. They have great Black Jack tables (2 deck/hand shuffle) with $10 dollar mins. No this was not the most glamorous gaming of my trip, but it was the most productive. The dealers and pit were very friendly and the drinks were quick to be delivered. I probably would not ever want to stay here, but for “pure gaming", I don’t think you can find better place. You may not want to make a special trip to visit, but if you are staying at Rio or the Palms…it’s worth the short walk