Quick questions.... Do you find the 20 trick doesn't work if your trip is booked via Expedia or another third party? Is there a free shuttle from the Rio to Freemont street? Do they still do the Mardi Gras in the sky in the casino daily at The Rio? Years back there was a fabulous Mexican place at the rio. Second floor overlooking the casino. I know it was gone 5 years ago. Was it ever replaced? Anybody else remember this place? How are the pools or pool at Rio? Loud party like TI or relaxing and quiet like Golden Nugget? Is Gold Coast across the street a good option for low end blackjack? Like double deck blackjack and 5 dollar tables?