The Wynn has been a focal point of live entertainment in the city of Las Vegas for a substantial amount of time now. Constantly revolutionizing gaming and live music, its premier nightclub and concert venue, Surrender has been acclaimed one of the most revered hotspots that Sin City has to offer.
The Wynn was opened in 2005, and has 11,000 square feet of gaming floors but in 2010 it realized it could no longer get by on gaming revenues alone. So, it embraced EDM and built the Encore Beach Club and Surrender nightclub for a staggering $70 million reports Review Journal writer and local celeb, Norm Clarke. As the publication pointed out at the time, a statement of intent like this from the Wynn really “raised the bar” in Vegas, and many land-based casinos followed in the prestigious casino’s footsteps, opening their own multi-million dollar live music arenas.
But what took the establishment to the next level? That’s easy. Grammy points out that it was appointing Steve Aoki as resident DJ and Music Director at Surrender, which immediately garnered column inches across the world and established Surrender as one of the biggest EDM oases in the world. Now, Aoki enlists the best new DJs to play the Vegas EDM hub every month. In the month of October (2015) alone, Aoki will welcome RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Lil Jon (rapper), Dillon Francis and DJ Snake as well as a host of special DJ sets.
Watch the video of Steve Aoki in Surrender below:
Surrender’s emergence as a tourists attraction for EDM fans means it has been a huge success for Winn Resorts, and has help stave off the prospect of shutting like many land-based casinos have been forced to, because of the impact that online casinos have had on the industry. While huge portals such as online casino and bingo provider Gala Casino are said to be posting revenues reaching unparalleled highs year-on-year, state Bloomberg, Surrender is the perfect antidote to ease the lost revenue inflicted by the online market.
So, if you’re visiting Sin City anytime soon, make sure you stop off at Surrender as it is quickly making a name for itself as Vegas’s most lavish EDM hotspot.