Wynn Las Vegas is one of the most prestigious high-end casino resorts in Las Vegas. It receives five stars from all travel reviewers. Its hotel, casino and restaurants are constantly updated to keep up with the latest style and offerings. Red is the predominate color throughout the property; it is the color of the walls, slot chairs, table games and many of the uniforms.
Wynn Las Vegas is one of the newest properties in Las Vegas, opened on April 28, 2005. It was the idea of longtime Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. It is the only property currently owned by Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. Its sister property Encore opened in 2009 and the two are connected by a corridor of shops.
The most popular table game at Wynn is blackjack. There are 26 six-deck blackjack tables. Players may double down after splitting, re-split aces and surrender. The bet limits are $10-$5,000. Blackjack Switch is available with the same limits as well. There are six tables of double deck where doubling after the split is allowed. Limits are $100-$10,000 with higher limits in the salon. Minimum bets are usually higher on weekends. There are five $10-$2,000 single-deck blackjack tables. These pay 6-5 on a blackjack. The dealer hits a soft 17 in all of these games.
There are six tables of six-deck shoes that stand on all 17’s. These tables offer double down after splitting, resplit aces, and surrender. The limits are $100-$10,000. There are higher limit tables with these rules in the high limit salon.
There are six $100-$20,000 baccarat tables and the high limit salon offers this game with a $500 minimum bet. Four tables of Pai Gow Poker are offered with $25-$10,000 limits. Wynn is one of the few places to play Pai Gow Tiles in Las Vegas. There is one table with $100-$10,000 limits. These Asian games are located in a pit by the high limit salon.
There are eight double zero roulette wheels with limits of $15-$5,000. A single zero roulette table that is rarely used is available in high limits. Craps is available starting at $10. Most tables have a $25 minimum. The max bet is $5,000. Odds are 3-4-5. The lowest limit table game at Wynn is a $2 Big Wheel.
There are five different types of poker games found in Wynn’s main pit. Aside from traditional poker, there are four tables of Three Card Poker, four Ultimate Texas Hold’em tables, three Crazy4Poker tables, one Casino War table and one Let it Ride table. The bet range is $10-$500 for each of these games.
The Wynn is not known for great video poker. Players will have to bet $25 per hand to break 99 percent returns. Some high 98 percent games are available with $1 denominations at a five coin bet. Video poker players will want to avoid the bar here. Wynn does not comp drinks to players there; only players on the casino floor receive free drinks.
The slots at Wynn are among the lowest paying in Las Vegas at penny levels. The house edge on other standard games on the floor are not too much higher. You will have to venture to the high limit room to find the best returns on slot machines. As with many other Las Vegas casinos, they offer all of the most popular slot varieties such as Wheel of Fortune, Top Dollar, Monopoly and countless others.
Wynn operates its own sportsbook and racebook. The lines found there are unique to the property. The only major downside is that Wynn does not comp drinks to sports bettors.
Wynn spreads a 26-table poker room. The most popular games are 1/3 and 2/5 No Limit Texas Hold’em. Aside from No Limit, Wynn will also spread fixed limit and mixed games upon request.
The Wynn poker room spreads one tournament each day at noon. It has a $140 buyin Monday-Thursday. On Friday and Sunday, it has a $200 buyin and a $10,000 guarantee. The Saturday buyin is $225 and guarantees a $25,000 prize pool. There is a $140 with $25 bounties every Thursday night at 7pm. All tournaments are No Limit Texas Hold’em.
The casino at Encore is a short walk through a shopping corridor from the main Wynn casino floor. The Encore’s gaming options are limited compared to Wynn. One bonus is that the limits are often lower at Encore during peak hours.
There are 22 six-deck blackjack tables. The limits are $10-$5,000. There is $25-$2,000 single deck blackjack available at five tables. There are five $15-$5,000 roulette tables. A $2 minimum bet Big Wheel game is also spread. There are two tables each of Three Card Poker, Crazy4Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Bet limits are $10-$500.
There are two Pai Gow Poker tables with $25-$5,000 limits. Baccarat is spread with $100-$20,000 limits. These games, as well as blackjack are spread in the high limit area with $200 minimum bets.
There is a sports betting desk with limited hours at Encore, however, there is no seating area to view the games. This is available at Wynn. Winning tickets purchased at Encore may be presented to the Wynn sports book or cage when the betting desk is closed.
Wynn is an all-suites hotel. It is remodeled every few years to keep furnishings and fashion fresh. There are amenities in every room. These include remote control curtains and a TV embedded in the bathroom mirror.
The basic suite is a Deluxe King or Double. These start at $159 per night during the most off-peak times. These rooms often crest $200 during the week. Weekends start at $299 per night. Some Saturdays can break $599 per night. Panoramic View rooms tend to be about $80 more per night. Tower Suites start at $289 during the week and $479 on weekends. Executive Suites start at $600, Parlor Suite at $700, and the Salon Suite base rate is $900.
Encore offers identical rooms, which are sometimes offered at a slight discount to the Wynn room rates. Both the Wynn and Encore have a $25 per night resort fee which covers the fitness center and internet access.
Wynn offers a wide variety of fine dining options. It is worth noting that each restaurant at Wynn offers vegan dining options.
There are a variety of casual dining outlets if the aforementioned options are beyond your budget. Many are café-style, but Wynn is home to one of the best buffets in Las Vegas.
There is no shortage of bars at Wynn, with a total of six located throughout the casino. Eastside is a dueling piano bar. Parasol Up and Parasol Down are lunges overlooking the Lake of Dreams. The Tower Suite Bar is available to invited guests. VDKA is adjacent to Andrea’s and offers one of the widest varieties of vodka in the world. All Wynn bars offer large lounge areas. There are two casino bars each at Wynn and Encore.
Wynn is located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. It is on the northeast corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Sands Ave. It is across from Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall. The parking deck is accessible from the north Las Vegas Blvd entrance.
Shows at Wynn include Le Rêve – The Dream and Lake of Dreams. There are a wide variety of shops, pools, salons and spas at Wynn. The resort has the only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip. There are two pools, one allows European sunbathing. Wynn spreads five nightclubs. XS, Encore and Tryst are among the most popular in Las Vegas. The Encore Beach Club is a day club.