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June 2, 2005

Wynn Las Vegas Earns $140.9M in 34 Days

Posted by Hunter

Wynn Resorts today released operating details for Wynn Las Vegas through May 31st, 2005.

The casino segment earned $64.3M while non-gaming revenues totaled $76.6M. The average daily rate was $308 with 91% occupancy (room inventory was not 100% available at the time of opening).

In it's first 77 days, Bellagio generated $3M of revenue/day. Based on the above figures, Wynn Las Vegas generated $4.14M revenue/day.


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June 2, 2005 11:12 AM Posted by detroit1051

I was surprised WYNN released data before the end of the Quarter. I assume it's to counter the negative anecdotal reports and reassure Wall Street that things are on target. The slot win per day of $304 is very impressive for the Strip; same with table win. I'm glad they released the press release to stop the momentum of naysayers. Very impressive opening month!

Press Release Source: Wynn Resorts, Limited
Wynn Resorts Announces Operating Data Through May 31, 2005
Thursday June 2, 1:30 pm ET

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN - News) today released operating data for Wynn Las Vegas through May 31, 2005, representing the property's first 34 days of operations. The initial reaction from customers has been overwhelmingly positive and revenue levels have exceeded our expectations.
Wynn Las Vegas net gaming revenues for the first 34 days of operations were $64.3 million. The slot segment produced total net revenues of $20.2 million, with a win per unit per day of $304. The table games segment generated net revenues of $42.7 million, representing win per table per day of $9,244 in the period.

Since our opening on April 28th, 2005, Wynn Las Vegas average daily room rate was $308 with occupancy averaging 91% as we strategically increased room availability to 100%. Gross non-gaming revenues for the 34 days, which include $15.4 million of complimentary revenues, were in excess of $76.6 million, as hotel, retail, food and beverage and other departments surpassed our estimates.

"We are delighted with our first full month of operations, but we are reminded that opening a resort of this caliber and this scope is a daunting challenge. As the weeks progress and our opening and startup challenges are met one at a time, operating efficiencies will emerge. This process is far from over and will take several months. The early results should be measured accordingly," commented Steve Wynn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited.

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding operating trends and future results of operations. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's lack of operating history and the Company's dependence on existing management. Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results are included in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and the Company's other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Wynn Resorts is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol "WYNN" and, since December 2004, it has been part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, opened to the public on April 28, 2005. Wynn Las Vegas features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites; an 111,000 square foot casino; 22 food and beverage outlets; an on-site 18-hole golf course; approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space; an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership; and approximately 76,000 square feet of retail space. For more information, visit

June 2, 2005 8:32 PM Posted by Ben

The numbers are pretty impressive, but at the same time the room rates continue to decline - summer weekday rates for regular resort rooms are now $179 - often less than Bellagio and Venetian.

June 3, 2005 7:19 AM Posted by tom

While all this sounds good, I will patiently await the totals for the first year and, in my opinion the real indicator, does he have enough cash flow to open the second resort on time or will it be delayed.


June 3, 2005 8:14 AM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, I've heard rumblings of Encore being delayed.

Macau is the next opening though and it is full steam ahead - construction is well underway.

June 3, 2005 3:23 PM Posted by socalduck

The news gave the stock a nice bump up, reversing the trend of the last couple of months. I wouldn't be too concerned about the some of the low teaser rates; to me, this looks like the normal summer discounting. I just got an email from Bellagio touting a $149 mid-week rate. Going into the fall, it looks like the rates are actually up a bit, e.g., $309 for a "panoramic" room in mid-September vs. $279 a few weeks ago.

June 5, 2005 10:44 PM Posted by Mark

I heard Steve Wynn is building an urban village on the remaining Desert Inn land called WYNN Golf Course Redevelopment. So does that mean that they are taking out the golf course, and what happened to the name ENCORE?

June 6, 2005 8:26 AM Posted by Hunter


Wynn has long said that the golf course wouldn't survive forever... The land is just too valuable.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is on track to open in 2008 and will be on the land between Wynn Las Vegas and the existing DI parking garage, on Las Vegas Blvd.

This urban village concept is for the golf course land and is more of a long term goal. At the shareholder's meeting, Steve said they would eventually re-develop, but it would be some time in the future.