Archinect - News 2017-09-19T18:26:09-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/41963078/how-roger-thomas-redesigned-las-vegas How Roger Thomas Redesigned Las Vegas Archinect 2012-03-19T11:29:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T11:29:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ap/ap519k9l81f7589f.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ap/ap519k9l81f7589f.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ap/ap519k9l81f7589f.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ap/ap519k9l81f7589f.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Wynn&rsquo;s hotels are famous for having brought a luxurious, five-star approach to Vegas. But their real achievement may be psychological: they have remade the architecture of gaming itself. The received wisdom of modern casino design was codified by a former gambling addict named Bill Friedman in his book &ldquo;Designing Casinos to Dominate the Competition.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jonah Lehrer pens a piece in this week&rsquo;s issue of the New Yorker, in which he visits Roger Thomas, the head of design at Wynn Resorts, who has revolutionized casino design in Las Vegas.</p>