Monday, June 8, 2009

Inside Wynn's Sky Casino


It's a little quiet these days on the blog, so I figured it would be a good time to take you folks inside Steve Wynn's Sky Casino, per a little tour designer Roger Thomas gave me a few weeks back. This is the high-limit private bettor parlor on the 63rd floor of the Encore tower. There are five gaming areas and two dining rooms. (I've read some accounts that say there are five gaming TABLES. I'm a little foggy from this walkabout, but since I've photographed five different tables and I know there was a whole wing of the place I didn't get to see, I'm pretty sure that's false.)

The Sky Casino is technically open to the public but only folks with a credit line of, last I heard, $300,000 can play up here. That, above, is one of the dining rooms with a view of the Wynn signature atop the other tower right outside.

Just off the private elevators, the space has its own cage...


...and the ornate hallways, furnishings and art work that is Thomas' signature...


...and, of course, those floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city. For whatever reason, I didn't take photos showing better what the views are, so I apologize for that.


Otherwise, it's a pretty straight-up gaming space...


...just away from the rest of us. No word on how often it gets used. It was empty that day, as you can see.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks really boring there. I mean they have private areas on the main floor to play higher limits. I would rather play down stairs, theres nothing elite about playing in the sky casino to me. but thats just me. Waste of some good space at Encore.

Anonymous said...

I believe some comments coming out of Wynn, the company not the individual, said it was full on most nights at least during the first quarter. I wonder if it only opens at night rather than during daytime hours.

SG

THE STRIP PODCAST said...

SG - as i understand it, it's open whenever someone with the wealth to play there wishes. so it could be open during the day if folks want.

Anonymous said...

Good point..And, I should know that. That's really the great thing about Vegas. If you are willing to pay, they are willing to accommodate.

http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/23012009/323/wynn-s-encore-woos-high-rollers-sky-casino.html

'It's been filled and occupied every day since we opened, other than last night,' Encore Chief Operating Officer Rob Oseland told Reuters in a recent interview.

That was January 23 so a lot could have happened in the interim.

SG

Anonymous said...

Are all those table for baccarat? Indicates the market that Wynn is aiming for.

kevin said...

I think if I did have that kind of bankroll, and I wasn't high-profile and not wanting to be recognized, that I wouldn't want to play in a space like that. It looks more like a swanky office building than a place where fun happens. It almost borders on creepy.

The creep factor could be because the place is barren in the photos, however.

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super.. I like the poker table and the ornate hallways

Mark Huth said...

The photos are amazing and it looks like a top notch place. Thanks for putting those up, but it must cost a fortune to stay there for a couple of days.

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novoline said...

God damn I must go to Vegas man!

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I wouldn't want to play in a space like that. It looks more like a swanky office building than a place where fun happens. It almost borders on creepy.