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Rio's VooDoo ZipLine Opens in Time for WSOP

Poker players who descend upon Las Vegas for the start of the 45th annual World Series of Poker tomorrow will be hoping to fly high in tournament action that leads to a big payday and possibly a WSOP gold bracelet.

Those who need a bit of adventure away from the live tournament felt that involves flying high above the Las Vegas Strip can take a ride on the VooDoo ZipLine that celebrated its grand opening yesterday, LV R-J reported. The zipline operates nearly 500 feet above ground from the 50th floor of the Rio’s Masquerade Tower to the 20th floor of the Ipanema Tower.

The Voodoo ZipLine differs a bit from other ziplines in that it’s motorized instead of relying on gravity to take thrill seekers on a 1/3 of a mile ride that allows for a stunning aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip. The entire trip lasts only about a minute and 10 seconds, a shorter amount of time than it takes some tanking poker players to make a decision on a poker hand.

It took a bit more than a year to get the VooDoo ZipLine “off the ground” after the Rio announced plans for the attraction in mid-May of 2013. The ride opened just in time for the WSOP that kicks off at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino on May 27 and runs through mid-July. A VooDoo ZipLine ride is only $27.50 during daytime hours and $42.50 after 5:30 p.m.

Those interested in checking out the zipline can ride alone or seated next to a friend, provided that the combined weight is less than 450 lbs. Other friends can watch and take photos of your 70-second adventure from the 51st floor VooDoo Rooftop.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.