Something of a misnomer of course as it’s actually situated in Encore but the ‘Wynn’ poker room is now finally open as of 26th May ‘offering 26 tables of Limit & No Hold’em, 7Card Stud, Omaha 8/B, PLO & more’.
Wynn and Encore are connected so players can walk from one property to the other without venturing outdoors (like Venetian and Palazzo) but the continued title of “Wynn” poker room still seems a bit odd. The room is actually a gorgeous new space, boasting some significant statistics:
Size: 8,600 square feet including high limit area.
Numbers of tables: 28 (odd since the Wynn’s own blurb says 26 tables).
Amenities offered: USB ports at each table for on-site electronic device charging, sports book inside the room and 37 65″ high-def TVs, all live-streaming sports.
Restrooms: designated in-room restrooms.
Evidently from early press releases the new room will continue to concentrate on lower stakes No Limit Hold’Em as that is what most people play but, interestingly, the Wynn is also going to target the Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) players who are already involved in a tug-of-war between Aria and Bellagio. That may bring more PLO players to the North end of the Strip which could work against Aria and the move will certainly attract those locals faced with MGM parking charges at Aria.
Whereas the old room was situated near the parking garage (and was popular for that reason alone) the new room is situated close to Encore Beach Club with its music and pretty twenty somethings. It seems that the Wynn is targeting them for the poker room. That will work if they bring money as well as antics and drunkenness but we’ll have to see. If it gets too lively the older regulars will move elsewhere.
The room will host the Wynn Summer Classic for about six weeks up until the 17th July – a series of tournaments for players not participating at the Rio. This deliberately clashes with the World Series at the Rio and with the Deepstack Extravangaza at the Venetian. It will be interesting to see how many punters the Wynn claims at the expense of the Venetian.