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Wynn Encore

The Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore Las Vegas are often regarded as two distinct resort casinos, but at the same time they’re also connected. Whether viewed together or separate, the Wynn/Encore forms a potent duo that holds more five-star awards from Forbes than any other hotel on the planet.

The Wynn is the older of the two facilities, having opened for business in April of 2005. It offers a total of 2,716 hotel rooms, as well as 111,000 square feet of gaming space.

The Encore came along three years later in December of 2008. It includes 2,034 hotel rooms for guests and 74,000 square feet of gaming space.

Cost of Rooms

The Encore is the more affordable property of the two, with regular suites ranging in price from $239 to $769 per night. After checking with Expedia, the cheapest room I could find at the Wynn was $339 (with a king-sized bed). High rollers can spend much more, as the most expensive tower suites run upwards of $2,500 per night.

Wynn/Encore Casino Gaming

The Wynn features around 300 table games and more than 2,500 slots. The latter are available in denominations ranging from a penny to $500 per spin. While the Encore isn’t as big as its sister casino, it still offers more than enough games to keep patrons busy. Together, both sites offer the following games:

Casino Games
  • 3 Card Poker
  • Big Six
  • Baccarat
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Let It Ride
  • Slots
  • Video Poker
  • Craps
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • Pai Gow Tiles
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • War
  • Roulette
  • Poker
  • Wheel of Fortune

Both casinos also include state-of-the-art viewing options in their sports and race book betting areas.

Players at the Wynn had the following to say about their experience:

Wynn Comments
  • “The casino was cramped, smoky, and the service was horrible.”
  • “The casino was very clean, and the staff was very courteous.”
  • “Dealers are quite friendly.”
  • “You feel pampered, and even the casino chairs are buttery soft leather.”
  • “One of the nicer casinos in Las Vegas. However, you cannot afford to play there if you’re middle class, as the table minimums are ridiculous.”

And here are some quotes from various customers about their visit to the casino at Encore:

Casino Comments
  • “Smaller and more quaint than the Wynn.”
  • “Very clean and not many smokers.”
  • “This place has the same amenities, style, and service as the Wynn, but it is less crowded and has lower table minimums.”
  • “Large windows allow masses of natural light into the casino, which makes for a nice change from the norm.”
  • “There is not a great deal of choice when it comes to slot machines, but we found that there was enough variety to keep us busy for a while.”

Red Card

Whether you’re staying at the Wynn or Encore, it’s a wise move to sign up for a free Red Card. This gives you access to exclusive rates on hotel accommodations and other amenities, as well as invitations to private events.

Another perk of the Red Card is its ability to keep track of your gaming benefits. By placing the card in a slot machine, all your wagers are recorded. Even if you’re a low roller, this can lead to comps such as free meals, discounts on hotel rooms, and much more. 

Signature Attractions

Most luxury hotels in Vegas have special attractions meant to draw in tourists and put a unique stamp on the properties. The Wynn and Encore are no different, and the following are some of their most notable offerings:

Lake of Dreams

From dusk until 12:30am, this show runs every 30 minutes at the Wynn. In addition to the pine-covered artificial mountain and 40-foot waterfall, viewers are also treated to a memorable show featuring giant puppets, holograms, and dramatic music.

Wynn Golf Club

This is the only golf course on the Vegas Strip that’s attached to a hotel/casino, and it’s a par-70 with a full 18 holes. Professional caddies are always available, as are complimentary shoes and clubs.

La Reve – The Dream

For four years in a row, this one-of-a-kind performance was voted the “Best Production Show in Las Vegas.” Held five days a week at the Wynn, La Reve welcomes visitors into an aquatic theatre and thrills them with water, fire, underwater dancing, and breathtaking acrobatics.

Penske-Wynn Ferrari

The only authorized Ferrari dealership in the state of Nevada can be found inside the Wynn.

Showstoppers

Held at the Encore, this musical spectacular has been voted the “Best New Show” in Las Vegas. A full orchestra joins forces with 66 performers to provide a new take on classic songs and dances.

The Wynn/Encore are some of the newer properties on the Vegas Strip, and owner Steve Wynn has spared no expense in ensuring that customers are surrounded by an atmosphere of relaxation and luxury. Gamblers on a budget are advised to try the Encore first, but both resorts should have more than enough for tourists craving the sights and sounds of Sin City.

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