Rio Hotel & Casino to hold basketball viewing party

March 15, 2024
By
Leer en Español

Fans can attend the event for free.

Las Vegas’ Rio Hotel & Casino will host a college basketball viewing party following the March Madness tournament. Sports fans can attend the viewing party on March 21 and March 22 at the WOW Theater inside the resort.

Rio Hotel & Casino will offer guests several food and beverage purchasing options and plush seating.

The theater will feature an oversized projector screen that will play multiple games at once.

There is no cost for admission and no RSPV is needed. Those interested in reserving VIP tables or couches can book those starting at $400. VIP tables, booths and couches are currently available.

This year’s March Madness tournament, featuring the top 12 teams in the country, will run from March 12 to March 16 at Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center.

Houston furniture store owner Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack, recently wagered $1m on the Houston Cougars to win the March Madness men’s NCAA title this year. His hometown team is currently ranked number one by polls in the Associated Press and in USA Today.

Mattress Mack opted out of betting on this year’s Super Bowl matchup. However, he drove across the state border to Louisiana to place his bet.

Dreamscape acquired Rio at the end of 2019 from Caesars Entertainment for $516.3m. As part of the deal, Dreamscape leased its operations back to Caesars for a four-year term while the company prepared its renovation plans.

Rio’s new owners have planned a $350m and 18-month renovation project. Renovation on the 33-year-old property involves a property-wide overhaul, including both casino and restaurant operations, according to Dreamscape CEO Eric Birnbaum.

State-by-State

Product Spotlight

Konami

Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.
GA HUDDLE #092

The top 5 properties that changed Las Vegas

Regular Gaming America contributor Oliver Lovat joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to discuss his 5 properties that changed Las Vegas - giving every resorts an influence rating out of 10. The question is: do you agree?

GA HUDDLE #091

Peter Schoenke - Sports betting is here... but fantasy sports keeps growing

Peter Schoenke joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to discuss all things fantasy sports. His brand, RotoWire, is at the intersection of the affiliate and fantasy worlds, generating revenue from subscriptions, providing APIs to operators and via affiliate marketing. We discuss:


Within the states of Florida and California, Tribal gaming finds itself in a fascinating position. In Florida, only the Seminole Tribe, and Hard Rock, can provide mobile sports betting, with continued legal challenges f...

view-points
Viewpoints: Discussing the use of player loyalty programs
Industry experts answer Gaming America's burning questions on all things related to Tribal operators and player loyalty programs, including Rymax, CasinoTrac, OIGA, Mohegan and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
52-54-fabio-ferreira
Sports betting regulation in Brazil: What can we expect?
Mattos Filho's Fabio Kujawski speaks to Gaming America about the uncertainty surrounding Brazil's roadmap to regulation and the need for a singular gaming authority.
companies-going-private
Going private: Gaming's new standard?
A state of neo-IPO: Gaming America investigates, as more and more companies come off the public market.
46-47-michael-hershman
Soloviev Group CEO: Moving to New York
The Soloviev Group, in collaboration with Mohegan, continues to wait on the NYGC for approval on its Freedom Plaza project. Gaming America spoke with Soloviev Group CEO Michael Hershman to learn more.