Starting Oct. 19, the Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas, which is on the Encore side of the property, will temporarily move over to the Wynn side of the property. The move is due to lower customer demand, forcing the Encore to decrease its business hours.
Wynn Resorts has seen a significant decline in demand since reopening in June. As a result, the company has decided to limit its services. What that entails is the Encore side of the facility Monday through Wednesday beginning next week. That includes the casino floor, poker room, restaurants, and hotel.
Those who have a room booked beyond Oct. 19 at Encore will be moved over to the Wynn tower. Gamblers and other guests can continue playing, shopping, and dining over on the Wynn side 24/7.
Wynn Resorts, which is no longer affiliated with its original founder Steve Wynn, has one of the most expensive and lavish casino hotels in the world. But the global health pandemic has brought about a decline in demand in the tourism industry, especially on weekdays.
Wynn Poker Room One of the Best in Town
The Wynn poker room moved over to the Encore side in 2016, and is widely considered one of the top places to play poker in Las Vegas. But for a while, beginning Oct. 19, that card room will be closed in favor of a temporary spot.
The Wynn poker room remained closed for months following Las Vegas reopening weekend. On Sep. 30, just two weeks ago, the poker room finally returned to action.
Las Vegas now has 19 open poker rooms, up from the original four that reopened in early June. That leaves 12 card rooms that were in business prior to COVID-19 still without a reopening date.
Only the smaller card rooms are still closed, including casinos such as Green Valley Ranch, Binion’s, and Harrah’s.
Las Vegas is one of the top places to play poker in the world. There are more poker rooms in Southern Nevada than any entire state in the country.