Last week someone mentioned that Wynn had replaced some BJ tables with roulette. (It might have been UKFanatic, maybe? Someone correct me if that’s wrong, I want to give credit where it’s due even if it is to a Wildcat fan:Þ.) I stayed at Encore last weekend and just wanted to (a) confirm that observation and (b) add a few other things. The Bad News: In the pit nearest the B Bar and HL room where Wynn deals their best main floor BJ games (6D, S17, DAS, RSA, LS), two of the BJ tables have been removed and replaced with roulette tables. Where the roulette tables once stood, there are now some poker based carny type games (sorry, can’t remember which games). The poker-type games carried very low minimums - $10-15 at all times. I can’t remember what the roulette was – probably $25 considering the area it was in. The Good News: Ironically, I probably saw MORE good games of BJ being dealt at Wynn than I ever have. While they have removed two tables, nearly every other table in that area was open. Usually, over half of those games are closed (at least in my experience) and sometimes they shut the entire pit down during the day. Also table minimums were as low as I’ve ever seen them at Wynn. The aforementioned shoe games always had several $50 tables available. And during the day, I saw them at $25 a few times. The DD games were almost never more than $100, and usually had a few $50 tables as well. And the HL room was almost all $100 tables; $500 was the highest min I saw. All of this with the hotel “sold out” on the Saturday I arrived (I heart radio, Barrett-Jackson, Mining convention, Garth in town etc.). I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. But if I had to guess, I think the fact that they had so many good games available was the result of an overestimation they made about how many players they would have that weekend (due to the high room occupancy). Therefore, they had many more dealers working than they needed. The removal of two good tables is probably the more significant thing to take away from this, though. Oversupply can easily be remedied with better scheduling. The loss of the tables is a much more “permanent” thing and probably portends bad things for fans of good blackjack (at Wynn). Oh, one other thing: I also saw someone mention that Encore does not allow re-splitting aces on their 6D, S17 tables (CBJN also lists those games as not allowing RSA). I was able to re-split aces at least twice that I remember. Both times a pit boss was standing at the table chatting with me. So, I doubt it was dealer error. It ultimately ended up costing me money. But it is a “player friendly” rule in the long run.