I was driving around Las Vegas this weekend looking for an In-N-Out burger joint. Visitors to Las Vegas are always looking for fancy burgers and pay outrageous prices at Gordon Ramsey and those other fancy burger joints. Right under their noses is the best burger chain in all of the U.S.
In-N-Out isn’t in every state, so a lot of people haven’t tried it. If you’re one of the people who haven’t tried an In-N-Out burger, give it a shot. I think it’s the best burger in Vegas.
There’s an In-N-Out burger near the Rio, so after stuffing myself on an In-N-Out double-double cheeseburger, I stopped by the Rio and went into their Diamond Lounge.
Rio is a Caesars property, so if you’re a Diamond member, you can stop by and take advantage of their complimentary snacks, hot food (if it’s dinner time), and drinks.
I had a shot of Single Barrel Jack. Actually, I had two shots. Ok, I may have had three. I love Jack Single Barrel; the regular Jack is a bit watered down for my tastes.
After my triple of Jack, I went down to the blackjack table and played blackjack for about an hour. Then I went into the high limit room and played baccarat for about another hour. All this was to make my host happy.
My host had set me up in a nice room at Bally’s, and I hadn’t given him much play yet. This was to keep the free offers coming. Making a host happy usually isn’t in the best interest of the player, but in this case, it was warranted because of the low house edge games I was playing and because of the free play that he offered.
As I was coloring up and walking away from the table, a rather attractive girl comes up to me and says, ‘hey sexy wanna go have some fun.’
Anytime a lone attractive girl approaches me in Las Vegas, I instinctively put my thumbs in my pocket (never my whole hand). It’s a pickpocket defense instinct.
I don’t care if you’re Brad Pitt. She’s not there for your good looks. 100% of the time, she’s a working girl.
I politely tell her ‘no’ but ask her if I can take a picture of her for a $20 tip because I run a blog. I promise to blur her face if she wants. She hears that and speed walks away.
I was too buzzed to drive back to Bally’s, so I end up playing craps for about two hours at Rio. It was a good time, going up and down, up and down. Nothing too eventful, but enjoyable. If you love craps, it’s fun to just watch dice roll, even if you have small bets.
Honestly, I don’t recommend craps at Rio. The hotel and casino are a bit run down. At one time, Rio was a happening place, but now that I’ve seen it again, it’s a bit depressing. For my tastes, the Rio is a bit dark. I wish they would liven it up a bit. Maybe with a Rio type band with a carnival-type parade though the casino or some sort of South American themed music. For god’s sake, it’s called Rio. Give it some Brazilian flare.
At one time, Rio was iconic (the World Series of Poker currently plays at Rio). There’s always talk of the Rio being torn down for some sort of new project. So if you want to experience a piece of old’ ish’ Vegas, visit the Rio before it’s gone.
This video is my tribute to posterity, in case the Rio is actually ever torn down.
I hope you enjoy this video. If they tear down the Rio, this video might be all that’s left!
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