Home of World Series of Poker Set To Re-Open in Late December

Published on November 12th, 2020 12:48 pm EST

The host hotel of the World Series of Poker is scheduled for re-opening.  Exciting news.Earlier today, Caesar's Entertainment announced that they will be re-opening the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on December 22nd, 2020.

The Rio will be the final of Caesar's North American properties to re-open, following the closure of all properties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gaming floor of the Rio will be open seven days per week, while the hotel will accommodate weekend stays.


This news should raise the eyebrows of poker players around the world, as the Rio is home to the World Series of Poker.

The 2020 World Series of Poker was postponed after the onset of the pandemic, with Caesar's originally hoping to host the event this fall.

This obviously won't happen now, as we are almost halfway through November and nothing has been announced as of yet.

The re-opening of the Rio, however, should bolster the odds that the World Series of Poker can take place in 2021, even if it is a scaled-down version.


It's hard to imagine that the World Series of Poker will be cancelled two years in a row.

WSOP organizers are obviously hoping that there is a widely available vaccine by early 2021, so that they can draw players from all corners of the world, as they have done in the past.

The RIO re-opening is obviously a big step towards the World Series of Poker taking place in 2021.

Let's hope for more good news.


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