The Encore’s Grand Opening

Steve Wynn opened his latest casino in Vegas yesterday and Vegas Rex was there to take pictures and give his review:

There were “Poker” signs in the Encore, so I got excited about seeing their poker room.

When I asked the greeter where the poker room was, she said, “Go down that hallway, walk for about 2 minutes, take a right” … then I stopped her here.

“Wait a minute, are you directing me to the Wynn poker room?” I asked.

“Yes” she said.

“So the Encore doesn’t have one?” I said.

“Well, the Wynn and Encore share a poker room because we consider them the same property” she said.

There you have it folks. Right from the horse’s mouth. You don’t have to believe ME. Even the employees consider Encore a mere extension of Wynn.

Not only that, but when I went to the cage to get fresh Encore chips … I was presented with brand new Wynn chips.

“The Encore and Wynn have the same chips, but these are brand new”, said the cashier.

The chips are exactly the same as the Wynn chips, but I thanked her and took the chips anyway. Hey, at least they are new.

I played some craps, blackjack, and video poker at the new Encore.

You know what?

It was just like playing craps, blackjack, and video poker at the Wynn. I won at craps, lost at blackjack, and after putting a hundred into a $1 VP machine, walked away thirty minutes later with a little over $90. We’ll call that a draw.