Wynn expands poker room at Encore
June 07, 2016 3:08 AM
by Patricia Chavira
The Wynn Las Vegas poker room opened at its new expanded space at the Encore on May 26. The 8,600 square-foot room features 28 tables, 37 big screen TVs, a sportsbook window and a four-table high limit area complete with its own cage and cashier window.
As if being surrounded by art on the wall from Steve Wynn’s own personal collection while playing No-Limit Hold’em and Omaha is not enough, other amenities, such as USB-charging ports for every seat and high-end table-side dining, create a poker experience like no other.
The poker room is located directly across from the Encore Players Club, a 5,013-square-foot venue specifically designed to appeal to millennials. The luxury gaming lounge offers traditional table games like blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat combined with social games like pool played on a white-lacquer Blatt Billiards table from the Manhattan penthouse of Steve Wynn. The lounge is open daily from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The new poker room currently hosts live cash games while the Wynn Summer Classic is running at the original Wynn poker room through July 17. With the World Series of Poker kicking off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on May 31, the Wynn has some major competition to contend with but also has a perfect opportunity to introduce its new poker room to poker players from around the world.
Even with the massive crowds at the Colossus II with its guaranteed $1 million first place, the Wynn Summer Classic has been drawing impressive numbers during the opening weekend of the WSOP.
On Saturday, June 4, the Wynn drew 324 players in its single-day $100,000 guarantee No-Limit Hold’em tournament. With a $400 buy-in for 15,000 chips and 30 minute levels, this tournament is a great value.
The $750,000 guarantee Championship Event begins on Saturday, July 16 at noon and features a $1,600 buy-in. Players receive 25,000 chips and play 60-minute levels.
With Wynn Resorts Director of Poker Ryan Beauregard at the helm of the new poker room after a 7-year stint as poker room manager at Wynn Macau, the Wynn is poised to become the go-to destination for Las Vegas poker.
Visit wynnpoker.com for more information. Follow @WynnPoker on Twitter for all the latest updates on cash games and tournament action.
Patricia Chavira is a freelance writer and social media consultant specializing in gaming. She has played poker professionally for over 10 years. Email: PatriciaChavira@gamingtoday.com