So what's next, Steve?
December 19, 2017 3:09 AM
by Eileen Di Rocco
Steve Wynn has been known over the years as someone who likes to “kick it up a notch.” He doesn’t do things in a grand way. He does things in a spectacularly grand way. From making the Golden Nugget the jewel of downtown to the amazing Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage to the enchanting fountains at Bellagio, over the years Wynn properties have always overwhelmed the senses. His Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are the epitome of class when it comes to high rollers.
One of Wynn’s greatest traits has always been paying attention to every single detail, and he has instilled that attitude in those who run every department in his empire, including the Wynn Race & Sports Book.
A few months ago the book unveiled an extensive renovation, giving it an all-new look and feel. It added state-of-the-art technology, a sophisticated design and a new restaurant concept. The upgrades are highlighted by a nearly 1,600-square-foot wraparound LED video screen, offering an amazing big screen viewing experience that makes you feel like you’re in a luxury theater. It is THE place to watch any televised sporting event.
And now, Wynn LV has given you the ability to relive past sports spectaculars. Every night sports history’s most exciting matches, highlights and iconic movies are seen in vibrant living color on the amazing wraparound LED video screens.
On Monday and Friday each week you can catch Triple Crown highlights. Tuesdays and Saturdays, relive the glory and excitement of the greatest moments in sports history.
Wednesdays and Sundays they show boxing classics. This week it will be the Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns bout, which may be the most famous in middleweight history. It was at Caesars Palace, April 15, 1985. Remember? It was an amazing slugfest. As we recall, there was more action in the first round than many fights today have in all 12 rounds. You won’t want to miss it.
Then on Dec. 27 you can see the Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard match, which took place two years after Hearns and also was at Caesars Palace. It was a split decision for Leonard but even today many still have strong opinions about that outcome.
On Thursdays each week it’s sports blockbuster movie night. This week they are showing “Chariots of Fire” and then “Creed” on Dec. 28.
Upcoming movies and boxing matches can be found on their website (www.wynnlasvegas.com/Experiences/SportsExperiences).
All showings are at 10:30 p.m., in the sportsbook. Admission is free, but you do have to be 21 or older. While enjoying the shows you can also enjoy goodies from Charlie’s Bar + Grill and there are always drink specials available.
Sounds like John Avello and his sportsbook crew have a real “wynner” for their patrons.
See you around town.