Visitors tend to look for two things in a hotel when they travel to Las Vegas: luxury and affordability. That sounds unattainable, but as our review of the Las Vegas Wynn Sportsbook will show you, it is in fact possible to live extravagantly without breaking the bank while in Sin City.
The Wynn Sportsbook Experience
There is nothing quite like the Wynn sportsbook experience. Though you are conceding central location on The Strip, you are still close enough to everything—a short car ride away at most.
But this doesn't mean you should reserve a room at the Wynn at random. Vegas offers plenty of great places to stay. Finding the right fit for you is about digging into every aspect of a hotel and casino. Except, in this case, you don't have to lift a finger. We've done the work for you!
Pros of Wynn Hotel & Casino
- Contemporary decor and rooms
- Seating for almost 200 at the sportsbook
- 110,000 square foot casino
Cons of Wynn Hotel & Casino
- Located all the way north on The Strip
- Higher average room rates
- Minimum must be spent at the resort for free parking
The Wynn Sportsbook Hours of Operation
- Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location of The Wynn Sportsbook
When staying at the Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook, you'll have an official address on The Strip, at 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South. In reality, though, you are very much closer to off The Strip.
The Wynn is located right around the Venetian, all the way at the northernmost end of Las Vegas Boulevard. Though you will be within walking distance of shops and restaurants galore, it can be a little bit of a hike if you're going to a show another casino—particularly if said casino, like Mandalay Bay or New York-New York, is located all the way on the south end of The Strip. Even centrally located spots like the Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood can be a hike if you attempt it on foot.
Fortunately, taxis and rideshares are usually cheap when just going up and down Las Vegas Boulevard. Some even charge flat fees so you don't have to pay extra if you're caught in traffic.
If you rent a car or drive to the Wynn, that's fine, too. Guests of the hotel, and also its adjacent sister Encore, can self-park in the garage free of charge so long as you spend at least $50 or more elsewhere on this massive resort.
Despite being remotely located relative to many other hotels on Vegas Boulevard, the Wynn is still just a heartbeat away from McCarran International Airport. Traveling in either direction should roughly nine minutes in normal traffic.
Place Your Bets at Wynn Sportsbook
There might not be a more modern sportsbook on the Vegas strip than the one inside the Wynn.
Every one of their 195 seats includes a personal monitor, which comes in handy if you're betting on horse races, along with individual USB cords and electrical outlets. In addition to those screens, the sportsbook also boats a wraparound LED screen that spans the entire circumference of the gigantic room. All the top live sporting events will be shown on the truly artful, oversized TV.
Luxury boxes are also available for reservation if you're looking to gamble with a group of friends. You have to hit a betting minimum as part of gaining access to them, but aside from a prime viewing location, you're also guaranteed table service from the bar and grill located within the sportsbook.
Reserving a luxury box also gives you the chance to capitalize on certain group packages. These range from betting perks to drinking and meal benefits. They're absolutely worth checking out.
Speaking of which: Yes, you can eat and drink inside the sportsbook. The grill is right there. It has all the classic game-day fare, plus a vast selection of alcoholic beverages.
The Wynn's sportsbook odds typically release at 8 a.m. every morning. Some might lament that they don't open earlier for college football Saturdays or NFL Sundays, but you'll be just fine. The Wynn is good about promptly posting their lines, and they set things up so you're never waiting to place or collect on bets. If there's a line at one of their cashiers, you have the option of using one of their automated kiosks.
Long-term bettors needn't worry about betting futures, either. The Wynn offers a pay-by-mail service. They also have their own app, so you can submit and collect wagers digitally, without actually being inside the sportsbook. Just remember that these apps won't work once you leave Nevada.
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Sportsbooks also have a casino section. When you enter it, you will feel in Las Vegas from the comfort of your cozy home. Your favorite games, such as poker, roulette, craps, baccarat, and blackjack are available online.
The Wynn Casino
The Wynn promotes itself as the biggest luxury hotel on The Strip, and they're not kidding. Their property and hotel are positively monstrous.
The casino, in particular, is huge. It spans roughly 110,000 square feet and includes every gaming option you could ever think of slots, virtual games, video poker, roulette, blackjack, craps, keno, etc. They also have a poker room that hosts regular tournaments and a fairly large high rollers section featuring both tables and slots priced for whales.
Decorations throughout the casino will catch your eye right away. The Wynn considers itself a post-modern place to stay, but many aspects on the inside make you feel like you're in a castle showing up to Cinderella's ball. It isn't overly fancy, per se. It just gives off a very royalty-like vibe. We're quite certain you'll enjoy it at night when the lighting is perfect and the floor is busier at large.
And if you're into free stuff, we suggest signing up for a Wynn Red Card. This program allows you to accumulate points for every dollar you've spent on table games or at the slot machines. It is not valid at the sportsbooks. Once you've built up enough free equity, potential prizes range from show tickets to discounted or free rooms to shopping experiences.
Finally, you can rest easy knowing that drinks served on the casino floor are complimentary. That is, unless you want something from the top shelf. You will then have to pay for it. Otherwise, just make sure you're actively placing bets at slots or tables, and servers will come to take your order.
One trick: Waiters and waitresses are trained to avoid people using slot machines. So, if you're on a slot machine looking to drink for free, just make sure to tip any server who brings you a cocktail. This ensures they'll come back frequently rather than shifting their focus primarily to table players.
Despite boasting an address on The Strip, the Wynn runs itself like a resort. They want you to spend all your time there rather than venturing out and heading somewhere else.
Not every hotel is equipped to model their hospitality mod this way. The Wynn is an exception. It helps, of course, that their adjacent sibling hotel Encore adds something else to do. But overall, the Wynn stands out by offering top-notch amenities.
Benefits of staying at the Wynn include a fitness center, a spa, salons, meeting rooms, a business center, a fantastic pool area, and much more. They also fold these amenities into their entertainment options. They have so many design shops on-site, it's almost like being at a mall. Beyond that, they are home to a couple of bars, a handful of regular live acts, and traveling tours, predominantly for musicians and comedians.
Partiers will be pleased with how active the resort bars are after dark. Epic pool parties have also been known to be thrown at both the Wynn and Encore, with some pretty big-name DJs. Drinks can be expensive at these events since they typically don't allow re-entry if you leave. But sometimes it's worth paying premiums for the chance to fist bump in a pool, drinking an oversized slushy cocktail, while everyone is collectively rocking out to your favorite DJ. This would be one of those times.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for a place to eat, you're bound to find one. They have nearly 20 different eatery options—choices that range from upscale steakhouses to fast food.
Granted, when you're getting all this (the rooms beautiful to boot), you also have to pay for it. The Wynn does a good job keeping its price down relative to what we know the average one, in any country, charges for a lengthy stay, but it's still going to take $159.96 per night to stay there—and that's not factoring in their $40 resort fee, which gets charged daily.
In the aggregate, we still believe you'll come out ahead during any stay at the Wynn. There's just so much to on-site that it almost doesn't even make sense to leave. Almost.