Originally Posted by Reducto
Don't go off-strip like Rio or elsewhere unless you have a car or don't mind taking cabs or multiple buses.
Rio has two free shuttles that run until pretty late at night, one goes to Harrahs and one goes to Ballys. Between the two of them, one shows up at Rio every 5-10 minutes. Rio is usually extremely cheap and the rooms are huge and pretty decent quality.
I agree Vegas is the best bet for a cheap poker trip.