Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, the Four Diamond AAA-rated expanse, became even more luxurious with the recent installation of three NanoLumens 2.5MM NanoSlim Engage LED screens totaling 1,730 square feet in its Race & Sports Book.
The new displays, as well as three new 12-inch tall scrolling screens as footers, are the largest ones of their kind ever installed in North America, according to NanoLumens. Best of all, the NanoSlim Engage screens allow 4K content to be seen in UltraHD.
The new digital canvases, installed by Las Vegas-based National Technology Associates (NTA), replace 18 aging projectors — six per screen — that were costly to operate and maintain and required regular adjustment to the software.
Instead, the three new NanoLumens displays “offer exponentially brighter pictures at lower operating costs, significantly reducing the Race & Sports Book’s HVAC energy costs,” according to the announcement.
“These screens are literally running at just 10 percent of their potential brightness and are already dramatically brighter than the projection video system they’re replacing,” observed H Waldman, chief operating officer at NTA.
The screens —each 31.5 feet wide by 17 feet tall— were installed one at a time in the openings previously occupied by the projection systems. During the installation, two screens remained on at all times, allowing the sports book to operate without interruption.
The walls were constructed row by row as crews worked behind masking curtains. It took about a week to install each screen, says Waldman.
At the beginning of the development process, Red Rock Resort’s management and NTA consulted with NanoLumens about what would be possible for its race and sports book experience to continue to be among the best in the industry.
“They wanted this to be as cutting-edge as possible,” said Doug Fundator, VP of gaming/casinos at NanoLumens. Executives wanted the sports book’s AV to be superior with the benefits that LED technology brings with it.
Art Manteris, VP of Race & Sports Book Operations for Station Casinos, says he’s thrilled with the final result, noting, “This is the kind of investment that will continue to set Red Rock Resort apart.”