World Series of Poker (WSOP) Final Table this weekend at the Rio in Las Vegas
One of the USA’s premier casinos, the Rio in Las Vegas, will be packed to the rafters this Saturday as the culmination of three months of waiting, practising and strategising all for a shot at the most prestigious prize in poker comes to a climax.
Since moving from its original home (another legendary US casino Binion’s Horseshoe) the WSOP has gone from strength to strength and with this year’s final table being one of the most highly anticipated in history the stakes are high for the Rio. Last year’s winner Peter Eastgate along with amateur player Dennis Phillips’ cheering sections certainly set the bar in terms of enthusiasm and no doubt the organisers will be looking to match the raucous atmosphere.
With poker’s greatest player, Phil Ivey, looking to cement his place as the world’s best the casino floor is likely to be buzzing with anticipation. The staff at the Rio will certainly have their work cut out but if the organisation of the series thus far is anything to go by then things should go off without a hitch on Saturday.
Indeed, if there’s a lull in the poker action the throngs of supporters will have plenty to keep them occupied. Aside from the extensive gaming space the US casino has some of the best entertainment on the Vegas strip including the legendary Penn and Teller show, the Chippendales and the famous Voodoo Lounge where the party never ends. With so much action and anticipation set to grip the Rio it’s definitely the US casino to be this weekend.