LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19, 2004 Ring in the New Year Vegas-style on Friday, December 31, 2004 when the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino hosts Las Vegas best party at the Voodoo Café and Lounge.

New Year's Eve at the Voodoo Café and Lounge is slated to be one of the most talked about events of the year with great food, unparalleled views, live performances and dancing. Two floors of partying will feature Las Vegas most spectacular views of the Centennial fireworks display over the entire Strip. In addition, this year, Voodoo management is providing guests with four New Year's Eve admission packages, offering something for everyone.

Atop the 50th floor patio at the Voodoo Café, New Year's revelers can dine and dance the night away to the latest dance, hip-hop and Top 40 hits played by the Voodoo's house deejay. The Voodoo Café dinner package offers three staggered dining room seatings on New Year's Eve, at 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. for $275 a person (including tax and gratuity). All seatings offer a four-course Creole Tasting meal, three drink tickets per person, party favors, a midnight champagne toast and access to the 50th floor patio to view the fireworks.

At $550 including tax and gratuity, the Voodoo Lounge premium package guarantees admission and a reserved table for up to four people beginning at 8 p.m., one selection from the Voodoo's bottle menu with mixers and garnishes, midnight champagne toast, party favors, and access to the 51st floor patio. In addition, Las Vegas number one party band LF8 performs within the lounge, while the sounds of the Voodoo's house Deejay resonate on the outside patio.

The Lounge's general admission New Year's Eve package is $75 a person and includes standing room only admission for one person beginning at 8 p.m., access to the 50th floor patio with a view of the fireworks, a live band, deejay music, party favors and midnight champagne toast.

A supplemental Wine Cellar package is also available for $50 a person. Guests may enjoy a premium champagne flight (Dom Perignon, Louis Roederer Premier Brut or Schamsberg Brut Rose) and a selection of assorted cheese, artisan breads and home made truffles, all in the comfort of the Rio's renown Wine Cellar before heading up to the Voodoo to partake in the New Year's revelry.

All tables in the Voodoo Café and the Voodoo Lounge may be reserved through the Rio's box office. Refunds will be available through Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.

Various subsidiaries of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. own or manage 28 casinos in the United States, primarily under the Harrah's and Horseshoe brand names. Founded 67 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its valued customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.

For room reservations, call (800) PLAYRIO, or visit the hotel's website at www.playrio.com.