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Wynn Las Vegas To Debut New Poker Room May 26

Director Of Poker Ryan Beauregard Talks About Project


This summer, poker players will be treated to a brand new room from the Wynn Las Vegas. On May 26, the Wynn poker room will reopen in its new home, next door at Encore. The poker room will be roughly 62 percent larger and will feature more tables, dedicated restrooms, a sports book window and 35 big screen televisions. The new room will also feature a high-limit area with a dedicated cage and cashier window for the high-limit players, as well as USB charges for every seat.

Director of Poker Ryan Beauregard, who has been with the Wynn since it opened in 2005, has been involved with the design of the new room and is excited to unveil it to the players.

“I wanted to make sure the new room was bright, open and spacious. We are increasing the number of tables from 25 to 28, but since the room is very large, every seat in the room will feel spacious,” said Beauregard. “The current room is about 5,300 square feet and the new room will be close to 8,600 square feet, which includes restrooms.”

Beauregard recently took over at Wynn Las Vegas, after serving as poker room manager at Wynn Macau.

“I started at Wynn as a dealer when the poker room first opened,” he said. “I was asked about moving up in the company, but truly enjoyed dealing. After a few years as a dealer, they asked me if I was interested in going to Macau to work as a poker room manager. I thought it sounded like a great experience, so I went for it. What was supposed to be 18 months turned into seven years due to the popularity and growth of poker in Macau. After that time, this position opened up here in Las Vegas and I decided I was ready to come back to the States.”

The staff’s professionalism and the room’s amenities create an unforgettable experience for players that have created a loyal following in the city.

“My motto is to treat players well,” said Beauregard. “Looking back at when Wynn first opened, it’s always been about building a sense of community. We get to know our guests, listen to their feedback and improve when we can. The new room will give us the opportunity to really show people that Wynn offers a fair and friendly place to play poker. If you can offer a good product and treat people well, then you can win the players over. Conveying the five-star experience is always our goal.”

Of course, the Wynn will continue to offer their popular Wynn Classic series of tournaments. Most recently, the Wynn partnered with the Card Player Poker Tour for a $1,600 buy-in main event which crushed the $500,000 guarantee by drawing a field of 499 players and creating a total prize pool of $726,045. The 2016 Wynn Summer Classic has one upped that, boasting a $750,000 guarantee Championship Event on July 16 and 17.

“I saw a great opportunity to build on the momentum of the new room, so we offered our biggest guarantee ever,” said Beauregard. “We then rounded out the schedule with a $500,000 guarantee and some $100,000 daily events, which offer tremendous structures and value compared to the rest of the city.”

“The new room is going to open on May 26, but we are keeping the existing poker room at Wynn through the summer,” Beauregard explained. “The summer tournament series will have its own space in the current room at Wynn and the cash games will run at Encore.”

The new poker room sounds like a big win for the Las Vegas poker community. Despite the location change, players will not have to give up convenience of a room located near the parking garage.

“You can park in the same spot as you do now and you won’t notice much of a big difference because the poker room is the first thing you will see when you enter Encore. It’s just a short walk over the bridge from the parking garage.”

The Wynn poker room will officially open on May 26. Click here to see the full schedule for the Wynn Summer Classic. You can follow @WynnPoker on Twitter.