The Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for years. Now the 25-table poker room in the chic Wynn property will be moving to a new location and expanding in May.
Set to open on the 26th of that month, the new spot to play poker at Wynn will be located near the Encore Players Club and Encore Beach Club. Encore is the sister hotel/casino of Steve Wynn’s original property, and the two facilities are connected via a walkway.
The current poker room is located close to the Wynn sports book and the recently closed Ferrari showroom. That room was rather large in size, covering 3,360 square feet.
But that will be dwarfed by the new location, which will be approximately 8,600 square feet when it opens. Wynn hasn’t divulged too much information as of yet on the renovation. The main purpose of the relocation is to, as Wynn suggests, better serve all Wynn and Encore poker-playing guests.
New Poker Room Features
But Wynn isn’t just expanding and relocating. It’s also adding new features that should appeal to poker players.
There are 18 poker rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, many of which are considered among the best in the United States. In order to compete with poker rooms such as Bellagio, Aria, and Venetian, not to mention to attract the plugged-in world to sit down at a table, Wynn’s new poker room will include USB ports at each table and 65-inch televisions.
USB ports are convenient for poker players that enjoy listening to music, texting, surfing the web, or playing video games or online poker while at a live table. Poker rooms such as Aria already have individual USB plug-ins available for all players.
Another new addition to Wynn poker will be a small separate room for high-stakes games. Only a couple of poker rooms, Bellagio and Aria, have one at this time. The legendary “Bobby’s Room” at Bellagio and “Ivey’s Room” at Aria, are named after poker legends Bobby Baldwin and Phil Ivey.
Wynn is an upscale casino that competes with other high-end properties in Las Vegas, such as Bellagio, Aria, and Venetian. Many poker players at these casinos desire more amenities in a poker room than those playing at some other, less swank, places. Fancy décor, nice TVs airing sporting events, and a comfortable, service-oriented atmosphere is a must at these poker rooms.
“The new room will incorporate carefully selected amenities specific to poker players that will set Wynn Las Vegas apart as a poker destination,” Ryan Beauregard, Wynn’s new Director of Poker, said in a press release.
Most likely not coincidentally, the new poker room will open less than a week prior to the 2016 World Series of Poker kick off, which takes place about a mile away from the Wynn at Caesars Entertainment’s Rio Hotel and Casino.
Each year, during WSOP time, Las Vegas rakes in more poker dollars and pulls in more players than at any other time. Even the biggest poker rooms, like Venetian and Bellagio, get packed during the WSOP and have long wait lists.
By opening its doors prior to the WSOP, the Wynn will increase the number of cash game seats available this summer. Until May 26th, the current poker room at Wynn will remain open, but will close for good once the new room is ready to roll.