With a first phase scheduled to coincide with this year’s World Series of Poker tournament, the Rio is preparing a significant investment to join the local esports trend and plans to build a 25,000-square-foot dining, drinking, and gaming experience dubbed The Wall.
Currently hiring ahead of a May 26 debut date, an initial temporary venue will be “located near the Pavilion Room” and continue through the 50 days of WSOP contests. The dining and drinking menu created for the Xbox One and PC gamers has yet to be announced.
Describing The Wall as an “eat-ertainment esports bar, lounge and restaurant,” future plans reported by CasinoGamesPro.com point to the concept eventually moving into the resort’s Masquerade Village. An estimated timetable has yet to be revealed for the debut of the 24/7 attraction.
Another new quick dining option available to both Rio visitors and poker players this year — Guy Fieri’s Taco Shack, sitting next to the celebrity chef’s Mexican restaurant, Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho. The taco bar will be serving to-go orders from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.