Wynn Sportsbook 101
The Wynn sportsbook broke the mold when it underwent an extensive renovation in the summer of 2017. Instead of the dark rooms and rectangular stadium seating like most of the MGM and Caesars properties, the Wynn lightened up the area, colored most of the decor red, and anchored flat screen televisions around the entire room.
The Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook, which is located at 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, is now a five-star venue and one of the best sportsbooks on the entire Strip.
Wynn sportsbook hours are the same every day as the venue is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on entertainment and esports betting lines.
There’s a huge centrally located bar at the back of the room, which seems to be another theme with the modern sportsbook — like Caesars Palace and the Venetian. And there are three different sets of seating for about 200 guests.
The circular seating at the front of the room is split into two sections, with individual seats, monitors and desks on the right side for horse racing enthusiasts and nice, plush red chairs on the left side and behind the horse racing section for sports bettors.
At the back of the Wynn sports betting area against the bar are numerous group areas with seats and couches. Even if one of the seats doesn’t face the main 1,600-square-foot wraparound LED wall at the front of the room, there are so many big screens in this theater that you are bound to have a great view of all the action.
Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook odds are posted throughout the LED wall. The size of the Wynn sports lines is a little small, but there are hard copy printouts available for all the daily events and future betting in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
Wynn sports betting even allows players to take their action online with the Wynn Mobile Sports App. Simply download the app to your Android or iOS device and complete the mobile wagering application. Go to one of the numerous betting stations and the Wynn sportsbook will get you started.
Wynn online sports betting is only available in the state of Nevada. You won’t be able to make a bet on the app if you head home and live in another state.
Before we leave this venue, we have to deal with the No. 1 question asked at the mega-resorts: “Can I get a free drink?”
The Wynn is a little more generous than the other high-end spots on the Strip like the Cosmopolitan and Mandalay Bay. The soft rules for a complimentary drink are at least $150 on sports and $20 on horses.
Charlie’s Bar & Grill, which offers a prime seat for the sportsbook and main casino floor, debuted as part of the remodeled sportsbook. What’s on the menu? Think casual fare for the sports crowd.
Even if you’re not staying at this luxurious location, it’s worth a visit to experience the atmosphere here. Just don’t be late for an NFL game. You won’t get a seat.
It’s Game Time at the Wynn
The non-smoking Wynn sportsbook is a little busier than most spots on the Strip. Even if you’re not a guest of the hotel, this is still a very popular stop for shopping, dining, shows, and taking in the beautiful grounds. It draws a lot more traffic to the sportsbook as well.
- Available Sports
Bettors will find Wynn sportsbook odds available for the following sports:
- Pro and college football, including playoffs and Super Bowl
- Pro and college basketball, including playoffs and NBA Final
- Major League Baseball, including playoffs and World Series
- Mixed Martial Arts and UFC events
- Major soccer leagues from around the world
- Boxing, but mostly just major fights
- Hockey, including the playoffs and Stanley Cup
- Auto racing, with weekly race odds and Sprint Cup Championship futures
- Golf, with weekly odds and futures on all four majors
- Tennis, with odds on all four Grand Slam events
- Available Bets
Here are some of the bets available at the land-based Wynn sportsbook:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Halftime lines
- Future betting
- Proposition bets, especially for the Super Bowl
There are even more betting options listed on the Wynn sportsbook online through the mobile app, including “in-play wagering” where betting lines are listed for games already in progress. The odds keep changing throughout the game to the final score.
Red Card Rewards
Guests and casino players at the Wynn are free to join the rewards program called Red Card. Members earn points and tier credits from the gaming machines and table games to qualify for benefits such as free shows and dining credits.
Other Red Card rewards include free slot play, invitations to events and promotions, exclusive room rates, spa services and entertainment, and the guarantee of no hidden fees.
New members can sign up for an account online and then activate the card on your first visit at the Red Card Club desk on the main casino floor.
Like all the other reward cards available on the Strip, cardholders will receive more lucrative offers and comps based on the amount of money wagered and the duration of play at either the Wynn or Encore casinos.
Your Red Card also doubles as your room key at the resort.
- Location on the Strip
There are two magnificent, unmistakable towers on this 215-acre property — Wynn and Encore — which includes a challenging 18-hole golf course, beach club, multiple theaters, luxury shops and boutiques, glass ceiling atrium, and the list goes on and on.
The independently owned and operated resort is located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard at the north end of the Strip, with the Venetian-Palazzo complex to the south. The Wynn may be a bit far from the action on the Strip, but this venue has it all for your VIP experience.
- Wynn guests arriving at McCarran International Airport will head north on Swenson and then west on Harmon Avenue to Koval Lane. Head north of Koval and turn left onto Sands Avenue to the Wynn entrance.
- Those traveling on Interstate 15 from California should use the Spring Mountain Road exit and head east towards the Wynn resort.
- A pedestrian bridge connects the Wynn to the Palazzo to the south and a crosswalk and pedestrian bridge connect walkers to Fashion Show Mall to the west. This is a busy street-level crossing at Fashion Show Drive with both vehicles and pedestrians navigating the intersection.
- Free Parking at the Wynn
Unlike most of the Caesars and MGM properties which are now charging huge fees for parking, the Wynn gives guests and visitors a break with free self-parking.
- Enter the four-floor parking garage off the Strip, just past Spring Mountain Road.
- The entrance to the casino is on the second level.
- An outside access ramp allows you to enter or exit each level quickly.
- Valet parking at the Wynn is free for overnight hotel guests and non-hotel guests who spend at least $50 with validation. For those without validation, the fee is $21 up to two hours, $24 from two to four hours, $30 from four to 24 hours, and $30 for each day after.
- Public Transportation Options
Ride share programs — like Uber and Lyft — are the best option for visitors to Las Vegas, especially for those staying at the Wynn. The services are typically about two-thirds the cost of a taxi fare. Ride share programs post your price before you even enter the vehicle.
Traffic and distance to the Wynn doesn't even matter once you accept the cost on your mobile device. There are other public services available, including taxis and transit system.
- Pick up your ride share on the second level of the parking garage at McCarran International Airport.
- Count on a lengthy queue of taxis day or night at the airport. Taxis are located just outside the main terminal. A ride to the Wynn will cost around $30 by taxi and $17 by Lyft. Do not let the taxi driver use the interstate to drive you to the Wynn as the cost soars with highway driving.
- Limousine services are available with the going rate around $85-90 an hour.
- The Las Vegas public transit bus service runs 24 hours a day on the Strip, with routes to and from the airport. A two-hour bus pass on the Strip is $6, 24-hour pass is $8 and a three-day pass is $20.
- The pass is good for the Deuce and Express bus lines. The Deuce is the slower of the two services, stopping at almost every resort on the Strip, including the Wynn. The Express makes just four stops on the Strip. One northbound stop is at the Wynn, while a southbound stop is right across the street at Fashion Show Mall.
- Public transportation methods will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and the Fremont Street Experience downtown.
- The easiest way to get to T-Mobile Arena for NHL games is to ride share, hop on the Express, or walk all the way on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard to the Bellagio and connect with the Aria Express — a four-car air-conditioned tram which takes travelers from the Bellagio to Park MGM for free. The arena is just across the street from this MGM property.
- Food & Drinks at the Wynn
It goes without saying that a world-class resort would have world-class restaurants. And the Wynn is no exception.
Many of their fine dining spots rank in the top five per cent on TripAdvisor, including such names as La Cave, Wing Lei, and Mizumi. Even the buffet, with 15 live cooking stations, earns a top rating.
Here are some of the other notable names at the Wynn, which has more Forbes Travel Guide four-star award-winning restaurants than any other resort in North America:
- The Wynn's tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes serves modern twists on the classic Italian cooking Frank loved at Sinatra.
- Exceptional steaks are served in a refined dining room and patio with prime views of the Lake of Dreams at SW Steakhouse.
- Fresh fish caught in Hawaiian waters is the star of the award-winning dining room at Lakeside.
- The Wynn attracts some major headliners to its beach club and nightclub. Here are some quieter spots to stop for a drink:
- Enjoy an intimate indoor space with a view of Encore's VIP pool at the Eastside Lounge.
- Parasol Up is a hotspot near Wynn's registration with a view of the resort’s signature dancing parasols.
- The semi-secluded Lobby Bar has one of the best views of the show on the Lake of Dreams.
- Wynn Hotel and Attractions
At its opening in April 2005, the Wynn was the tallest hotel building on the Strip.
It was a record which lasted two years. Unlike the Bellagio and Mirage where visitors view sidewalk attractions from the outside, the Wynn is constructed so that visitors enter the building to view the attractions like the large, curtain waterfall behind a mountain which faces the Strip.
The hotel has 45 floors, with the 2,716 rooms ranging from 640 square feet to villas at 8,900 square feet.
- Basic rooms with one king or two double beds start $159 a night, plus a $39 resort fee.
- Standard features include flat-screen TVs with cable, loveseats, console-controlled lights, automated blinds, robes, built-in electronic safes, and resort-wide Wi-Fi.
- All bathrooms include private toilet, double sinks, glass-walled showers, soaking tubs, small flat-screen TVs, scales, hairdryers, and illuminated beauty mirrors.
- Other amenities include multiple pools, a spa and gym, nightclub, wedding spaces, and meeting rooms.
- The Wynn does not have any floors that start with the number 4, since it is an unlucky number in Chinese culture.
- The complex includes 290,000 square feet of convention space and 76,000 square feet of retail shops.
Casino at the Wynn
The massive 189,000-square-foot casino at the Wynn features all the latest slots, video poker machines, and table games. Everything is pristine here, although the gaming area can get a bit smokey with the large show and convention crowds.
There is a lot of walking room and space on the main casino floor that houses about 2,000 slot and video machines. And complimentary drinks are often offered to players, especially during the quiet periods in the day.
As with any high-end resort, the table minimums are quite high, often starting the day at $15 and escalating to $25 or even higher as the room fills up. Some of the table games available to play include:
- Blackjack, some tables offer 3-2 odds for a 21 but with a $25 minimum.
- Roulette, standard two sets of zeroes with a $15 minimum.
- Craps, start at $10 minimum with standard rules.
- Baccarat, a few tables with $25 minimum, with a commission-free game with a $100 minimum.
The Wynn offers a great selection of table games, which also include: Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Casino War, Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive, Pai Gow Tiles, High Card Flush, and the Big Wheel.
There is also a large, secluded high limit room near the spa elevators. The minimums for the table games start at $100, with baccarat even higher at $300 a hand. There is also a high limit slots room, located near the south entrance of the resort.