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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 FORM 10-Q
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                    to                 
Commission File No. 000-50028

 WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
NEVADA
 
46-0484987
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South - Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(702) 770-7555
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 

N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days:    Yes x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
x
 
Accelerated filer
 
¨
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
 
Outstanding at April 30, 2018
Common stock, $0.01 par value
  
108,587,045
 



WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
FORM 10-Q
INDEX
 
Part I.
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part II.
Other Information
 

 
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Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,031,662

 
$
2,804,474

Investment securities
29,208

 
166,773

Receivables, net
228,226

 
224,128

Inventories
67,579

 
71,636

Prepaid expenses and other
91,624

 
156,773

Total current assets
2,448,299

 
3,423,784

Property and equipment, net
8,887,843

 
8,498,756

Restricted cash
2,017

 
2,160

Investment securities
100,494

 
160,682

Intangible assets, net
212,384

 
123,705

Deferred income taxes, net
347,970

 
240,533

Other assets
216,167

 
232,119

Total assets
$
12,215,174

 
$
12,681,739

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts and construction payables
$
301,577

 
$
285,437

Customer deposits
1,036,946

 
1,049,629

Gaming taxes payable
225,304

 
211,600

Accrued compensation and benefits
114,719

 
140,450

Accrued interest
71,943

 
94,695

Current portion of long-term debt
121,714

 
62,690

Dividends payable to noncontrolling interests
138,337

 

Other accrued liabilities
88,369

 
85,789

Total current liabilities
2,098,909

 
1,930,290

Long-term debt
9,234,679

 
9,565,936

Other long-term liabilities
110,198

 
107,163

Total liabilities
11,443,786

 
11,603,389

Commitments and contingencies (Note 13)

 

Stockholders' equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, par value $0.01; 40,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding

 

Common stock, par value $0.01; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 116,590,962 and 116,391,753 shares issued; 103,202,045 and 103,005,866 shares outstanding, respectively
1,166

 
1,164

Treasury stock, at cost; 13,388,917 and 13,385,887 shares, respectively
(1,184,967
)
 
(1,184,468
)
Additional paid-in capital
1,508,714

 
1,497,928

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(1,874
)
 
(1,845
)
Retained earnings
388,523

 
635,067

Total Wynn Resorts, Limited stockholders' equity
711,562

 
947,846

Noncontrolling interests
59,826

 
130,504

Total stockholders' equity
771,388

 
1,078,350

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
12,215,174

 
$
12,681,739


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
(as adjusted)
Operating revenues:
 
 
 
Casino
$
1,242,139

 
$
989,740

Rooms
190,310

 
168,824

Food and beverage
172,222

 
164,533

Entertainment, retail and other
110,907

 
100,660

Total operating revenues
1,715,578

 
1,423,757

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Casino
764,401

 
629,796

Rooms
63,197

 
60,767

Food and beverage
137,658

 
131,768

Entertainment, retail and other
48,030

 
47,065

General and administrative
169,585

 
159,962

Litigation settlement
463,557

 

(Benefit) provision for doubtful accounts
691

 
(4,166
)
Pre-opening
10,345

 
5,779

Depreciation and amortization
136,357

 
139,820

Property charges and other
3,051

 
3,036

Total operating expenses
1,796,872

 
1,173,827

Operating income (loss)
(81,294
)
 
249,930

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
7,220

 
6,471

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(98,227
)
 
(98,262
)
Change in interest rate swap fair value

 
(771
)
Change in Redemption Note fair value
(69,331
)
 
(15,847
)
Gain on extinguishment of debt
2,329

 

Other
(9,220
)
 
(6,106
)
Other income (expense), net
(167,229
)
 
(114,515
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
(248,523
)
 
135,415

Benefit (provision) for income taxes
111,045

 
(2,890
)
Net income (loss)
(137,478
)
 
132,525

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(66,829
)
 
(31,709
)
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(204,307
)
 
$
100,816

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share:
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited:
 
 
 
Basic
$
(1.99
)
 
$
0.99

Diluted
$
(1.99
)
 
$
0.99

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
102,570

 
101,753

Diluted
102,570

 
102,069

Dividends declared per common share
$
0.50

 
$
0.50

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Net income (loss)
$
(137,478
)
 
$
132,525

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, before and after tax
(1,831
)
 
(1,171
)
Change in net unrealized loss on investment securities, before and after tax
1,292

 
71

Redemption Note credit risk adjustment, net of tax of $2,735
9,211

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)
(128,806
)
 
131,425

Less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(66,319
)
 
(31,384
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(195,125
)
 
$
100,041


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)

 
Common stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
outstanding
 
Par
value
 
Treasury
stock
 
Additional
paid-in
capital
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
 
Retained earnings
 
Total Wynn Resorts, Ltd.
stockholders'
equity
 
Noncontrolling
interests
 
Total
stockholders'
equity
Balances, January 1, 2018
103,005,866

 
$
1,164

 
$
(1,184,468
)
 
$
1,497,928

 
$
(1,845
)
 
$
635,067

 
$
947,846

 
$
130,504

 
$
1,078,350

Cumulative credit risk adjustment

 

 

 

 
(9,211
)
 
9,211

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 
(204,307
)
 
(204,307
)
 
66,829

 
(137,478
)
Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 
(1,321
)
 

 
(1,321
)
 
(510
)
 
(1,831
)
Change in net unrealized loss on investment securities

 

 

 

 
1,292

 

 
1,292

 

 
1,292

Redemption Note settlement

 

 

 

 
9,211

 

 
9,211

 

 
9,211

Issuance of restricted stock
135,667

 
1

 

 
1,298

 

 

 
1,299

 
501

 
1,800

Cancellation of restricted stock
(5,048
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of stock options
68,590

 
1

 

 
4,827

 

 

 
4,828

 

 
4,828

Shares repurchased by the Company and held as treasury shares
(3,030
)
 

 
(499
)
 

 

 

 
(499
)
 

 
(499
)
Cash dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(51,448
)
 
(51,448
)
 
(138,321
)
 
(189,769
)
Stock-based compensation

 

 

 
4,661

 

 

 
4,661

 
823

 
5,484

Balances, March 31, 2018
103,202,045

 
$
1,166

 
$
(1,184,967
)
 
$
1,508,714

 
$
(1,874
)
 
$
388,523

 
$
711,562

 
$
59,826

 
$
771,388


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
(as adjusted)
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(137,478
)
 
$
132,525

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
136,357

 
139,820

Deferred income taxes
(110,173
)
 
2,170

Stock-based compensation expense
7,304

 
8,207

Amortization of debt issuance costs
9,361

 
6,200

Loss on extinguishment of debt
2,166

 

(Benefit) provision for doubtful accounts
691

 
(4,166
)
Change in interest rate swap fair value

 
771

Change in Redemption Note fair value
69,331

 
15,847

Property charges and other
16,613

 
7,840

Increase (decrease) in cash from changes in:
 
 
 
Receivables, net
(5,169
)
 
37,043

Inventories and prepaid expenses and other
(7,492
)
 
682

Customer deposits
(9,134
)
 
135,018

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(26,023
)
 
(67,373
)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
(53,646
)
 
414,584

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures, net of construction payables and retention
(514,536
)
 
(145,632
)
Purchase of investment securities
(32,040
)
 
(77,514
)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of investment securities
227,668

 
80,957

Purchase of intangible assets and other assets
(89,298
)
 
(464
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
93

 
20,198

Net cash used in investing activities
(408,113
)
 
(122,455
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
4,828

 

Dividends paid
(51,456
)
 
(51,334
)
Proceeds from note receivable from sale of ownership interest in subsidiary
75,000

 

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
1,673,605

 

Repayments of long-term debt
(1,977,045
)
 
(331,159
)
Repurchase of common stock
(499
)
 
(8,489
)
Payments for financing costs
(31,680
)
 

Net cash used in financing activities
(307,247
)
 
(390,982
)
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(3,949
)
 
(791
)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:
 
 
 
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(772,955
)
 
(99,644
)
Balance, beginning of period
2,806,634

 
2,645,945

Balance, end of period
$
2,033,679

 
$
2,546,301

 
 
 
 
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
111,618

 
$
135,418

Stock-based compensation capitalized into construction
$

 
$
2

Liability settled with shares of common stock
$

 
$
19,225

Change in accounts and construction payables related to property and equipment
$
14,870

 
$
40,896

Change in dividends payable on unvested restricted stock included in other accrued liabilities
$
(24
)
 
$
(569
)
Dividends payable to noncontrolling interests
$
138,337

 
$


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

 
Note 1 -    Organization and Basis of Presentation

Organization

Wynn Resorts, Limited, a Nevada corporation (together with its subsidiaries, "Wynn Resorts" or the "Company") is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts (integrated resorts). In the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Macau"), the Company owns approximately 72% of Wynn Macau, Limited ("WML"), which includes the operations of the Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace resorts (collectively, the "Macau Operations"). In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Company operates and, with the exception of the retail space described below, owns 100% of Wynn Las Vegas, which it also refers to as its Las Vegas Operations.

Macau Operations

Wynn Macau features two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites, approximately 273,000 square feet of casino space, eight food and beverage outlets, approximately 31,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 59,000 square feet of retail space, a rotunda show and recreation and leisure facilities.

Wynn Palace features a luxury hotel tower with 1,706 guest rooms, suites and villas, approximately 424,000 square feet of casino space, 11 food and beverage outlets, approximately 37,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 106,000 square feet of retail space, public attractions, including a performance lake and floral art displays, and recreation and leisure facilities.

Las Vegas Operations

Wynn Las Vegas features two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 guest rooms, suites and villas, approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 33 food and beverage outlets, approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 106,000 square feet of retail space (the majority of which is owned and operated under a joint venture of which the Company owns 50.1%), as well as two theaters, three nightclubs and a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities.

In December 2016, the Company entered into a joint venture arrangement (the "Retail Joint Venture") with Crown Acquisitions Inc. ("Crown") to own and operate approximately 88,000 square feet of existing retail space. In November 2017, the Company contributed approximately 74,000 square feet of additional retail space to the Retail Joint Venture, the majority of which is currently under construction at Wynn Las Vegas. The Company expects to open the additional retail space in the second half of 2018. For more information on the Retail Joint Venture, see Note 12, "Retail Joint Venture."

Development Projects

The Company is currently constructing Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston along the Mystic River. The resort will contain a hotel, a waterfront boardwalk, meeting and convention space, casino space, a spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets. The Company expects to open Encore Boston Harbor in mid-2019.

The Company has begun site preparation and pre-construction activities for the re-development of the Wynn Las Vegas golf course, which the Company closed in the fourth quarter of 2017. Phase 1 of the project is expected to include a lagoon and additional meeting and convention space. The Company expects to open Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2020.
 
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which, except as otherwise described in Note 2 below, include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods have been made. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in

 
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conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017

Note 2 -    Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its majority-owned subsidiaries and entities the Company identifies as a variable interest entity ("VIE") for which the Company is determined to be the primary beneficiary. For information on the Company's VIEs, see Note 12, "Retail Joint Venture." All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to be consistent with current year presentation. Such reclassifications relate to the adoption of new accounting guidance as further described below in "Recently Adopted Accounting Standards" and had no effect on the previously reported net income.
  
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

Cash and cash equivalents consist of highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less and include both U.S. dollar-denominated and foreign-currency denominated securities. Cash equivalents are carried at cost, which approximates fair value.

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Cash and cash equivalents:
 
 
 
   Cash (1)
$
1,199,697

 
$
2,354,244

   Cash equivalents (2)
831,965

 
450,230

 
2,031,662

 
2,804,474

Restricted cash (3)
2,017

 
2,160

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
$
2,033,679

 
$
2,806,634


(1) Cash consists of cash on hand and bank deposits.
(2) Cash equivalents consist of bank time deposits and money market funds.
(3) Restricted cash consists of cash held in trust in accordance with WML's share award plan.
Investment Securities

Investment securities consist of domestic and foreign short-term and long-term investments in corporate bonds reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, reported in other comprehensive income (loss). Short-term investments have a maturity date of less than one year and long-term investments are those with a maturity date greater than one year. The Company limits the amount of exposure to any one issuer with the objective of minimizing the potential risk of principal loss. Management determines the appropriate classification of its securities at the time of purchase and reevaluates such designation as of each balance sheet date. Adjustments are made for amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts to maturity computed under the effective interest method. Such amortization is included in interest income together with realized gains and losses and the stated interest on such securities.

Accounts Receivable and Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of casino accounts receivable. The Company issues credit in the form of "markers" to approved casino customers following investigations of creditworthiness. As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, approximately 84.6% and 81.7%, respectively, of the Company's markers were due from customers residing outside the United States, primarily in Asia. Business or economic conditions or other significant events in these countries could affect the collectability of such receivables.

Accounts receivable, including casino and hotel receivables, are typically non-interest bearing and are initially recorded at cost. An estimated allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained to reduce the Company's receivables to their carrying amount, which approximates fair value. The allowance estimate reflects specific review of customer accounts and outstanding gaming promoter accounts as well as management's experience with historical and current collection trends and current economic and

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

business conditions. Accounts are written off when management deems them to be uncollectible. Recoveries of accounts previously written off are recorded when received.

Receivables, net consisted of the following (in thousands): 
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Casino
$
180,955

 
$
173,664

Hotel
23,878

 
22,487

Other
54,560

 
58,577

 
259,393


254,728

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
(31,167
)
 
(30,600
)
 
$
228,226


$
224,128


Derivative Financial Instruments

Derivative financial instruments are used to manage interest rate and foreign currency exposures. These derivative financial instruments include interest rate swaps and foreign currency forward contracts. The fair value of derivative financial instruments is recognized as an asset or liability at each balance sheet date, with changes in fair value affecting net income (loss) as the Company's derivative financial instruments do not qualify for hedge accounting.

Redemption Note

On February 18, 2012, pursuant to its articles of incorporation, the Company redeemed and canceled all Aruze USA, Inc.’s ("Aruze") 24,549,222 shares of Wynn Resorts’ common stock. In connection with the redemption of the shares, the Company issued a promissory note (the "Redemption Note") with a principal amount of $1.94 billion, a maturity date of February 18, 2022 and an interest rate of 2% per annum, payable annually in arrears on each anniversary of the date of the Redemption Note. The Redemption Note was recorded at fair value in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. The Company repaid the principal amount in full on March 30, 2018. As of December 31, 2017, the fair value of the Redemption Note was $1.88 billion.

In determining this fair value, the Company estimated the Redemption Note's present value using discounted cash flows with a probability weighted expected return for redemption assumptions and a discount rate, which included time value and non-performance risk adjustments commensurate with the risk of the Redemption Note.

Considerations for the redemption assumptions included the stated maturity of the Redemption Note, uncertainty of the related cash flows, as well as potential effects of the following: uncertainties surrounding the potential outcome and timing of litigation with Aruze, Universal Entertainment Corporation and Mr. Kazuo Okada (collectively, the "Okada Parties") (see Note 13, "Commitments and Contingencies"); the outcome of ongoing investigations of Aruze by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Nevada Gaming Control Board; and other potential legal and regulatory actions. In addition, in the furtherance of various future business objectives, the Company considered its ability, at its sole option, to prepay the Redemption Note at any time in accordance with its terms without penalty. Accordingly, the Company reasonably determined that the estimated life of the Redemption Note could be less than its contractual life.

In determining the appropriate discount rate to be used to calculate the estimated present value, the Company considered the Redemption Note's subordinated position and credit risk relative to all other debt in the Company's capital structure and credit ratings associated with the Company's traded debt. Observable inputs for the risk free rate were based on Federal Reserve rates for U.S. Treasury securities and the credit risk spread was based on a yield curve index of similarly rated debt.  

Revenue Recognition

The Company’s revenue contracts with customers consist of casino wagers and sales of rooms, food and beverage, entertainment, retail and other goods and services.
Gross casino revenues are measured by the aggregate net difference between gaming wins and losses. The Company applies a practical expedient by accounting for its casino wagering transactions on a portfolio basis versus an individual basis as all wagers have similar characteristics. Commissions rebated to customers either directly or indirectly through games promoters

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

and cash discounts and other cash incentives earned by customers are recorded as a reduction of casino revenues. In addition to the wager, casino transactions typically include performance obligations related to complimentary goods or services provided to incentivize future gaming or in exchange for points earned under the Company’s loyalty programs.
For casino transactions that include complimentary goods or services provided by the Company to incentivize future gaming, the Company allocates the standalone selling price of each good or service to the appropriate revenue type based on the good or service provided. Complimentary goods or services that are provided under the Company’s control and discretion and supplied by third parties, are recorded as an operating expense.
The Company offers loyalty programs at both its Macau Operations and its Las Vegas Operations. Under the program at its Macau Operations, customers earn points based on their level of table games and slots play, which can be redeemed for free play, gifts and complimentary goods or services provided by the Company. Under the program at its Las Vegas Operations, customers earn points based on their level of slots play, which can be redeemed for free play. For casino transactions that include points earned under the Company’s loyalty programs, the Company defers a portion of the revenue by recording the estimated standalone selling price of the earned points that are expected to be redeemed as a liability. Upon redemption of the points for Company-owned goods or services, the standalone selling price of each good or service is allocated to the appropriate revenue type based on the good or service provided. Upon the redemption of the points with third parties, the redemption amount is deducted from the liability and paid directly to the third party.
After allocating amounts to the complimentary goods or services provided and to the points earned under the Company’s loyalty programs, the residual amount is recorded as casino revenue when the wager is settled.
The transaction price for rooms, food and beverage, entertainment, retail and other transactions is the net amount collected from the customer for such goods and services and is recorded as revenue when the goods are provided, services are performed or events are held. Sales tax and other applicable taxes collected by the Company are excluded from revenues. Advance deposits on rooms and advance ticket sales are performance obligations that are recorded as customer deposits until services are provided to the customer. Revenues from contracts with multiple goods or services are allocated to each good or service based on its relative standalone selling price. Entertainment, retail and other revenue also includes lease revenue, which is recognized on a time proportion basis over the lease term. Contingent lease revenue is recognized when the right to receive such revenue is established according to the lease agreements.

Gaming Taxes

The Company is subject to taxes based on gross gaming revenues in the jurisdictions in which it operates, subject to applicable jurisdictional adjustments, which taxes are recorded as casino expenses in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. These taxes totaled $610.0 million and $496.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Comprehensive Income (Loss) and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

Comprehensive income (loss) includes net income (loss) and all other non-stockholder changes in equity, or other comprehensive income (loss). Components of the Company's comprehensive income (loss) are reported in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table presents the changes by component, net of tax and noncontrolling interests, in accumulated other comprehensive loss of the Company (in thousands): 
 
Foreign
currency
translation
 
Unrealized
loss on investment
securities
 
Redemption Note
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
January 1, 2018
$
(553
)
 
$
(1,292
)
 
$

 
$
(1,845
)
Cumulative credit risk adjustment (1)

 

 
(9,211
)
 
(9,211
)
Change in net unrealized loss
(1,321
)
 
(1,339
)
 
7,690

 
5,030

Amounts reclassified to net loss (2)

 
2,631

 
1,521

 
4,152

Other comprehensive income (loss)
(1,321
)
 
1,292

 
9,211

 
9,182

March 31, 2018
$
(1,874
)
 
$

 
$

 
$
(1,874
)

(1) On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments. The adjustment to the beginning balance represents the cumulative effect of the change in instrument-specific credit risk on the Redemption Note. See "Recently Adopted Accounting Standards—Financial Instruments" below for additional information.
(2) The amounts reclassified to net loss include $1.7 million for other-than-temporary impairment losses and $0.9 million in realized losses, both related to investment securities, and a $1.5 million realized gain related to the repayment of the Redemption Note.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company measures certain of its financial assets and liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis pursuant to accounting standards for fair value measurements. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. These accounting standards establish a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. These tiers include:

Level 1 - Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets.

Level 2 - Inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable.

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)


The following tables present assets and liabilities carried at fair value (in thousands): 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
March 31,
2018
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
831,965

 
$
884

 
$
831,081

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
129,702

 

 
$
129,702

 

Restricted cash
$
2,017

 

 
$
2,017

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
December 31,
2017
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
450,230

 
$
11,200

 
$
439,030

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
327,455

 

 
$
327,455

 

Restricted cash
$
2,160

 

 
$
2,160

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redemption Note
$
1,879,058

 

 
$
1,879,058

 


Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Revenue Recognition Standard

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which amends the existing revenue recognition guidance and creates a new topic for Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The guidance provides that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods and services. This guidance also substantially revises required interim and annual disclosures. The Company adopted the guidance on January 1, 2018, which resulted in the following significant impacts on its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:
The promotional allowances line item was eliminated from the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations with the majority of the amount being netted against casino revenues.
The estimated cost of providing complimentary goods or services will no longer be allocated primarily to casino expenses from other operating departments as the new guidance requires revenues and expenses associated with providing complimentary goods or services to be classified based on the goods or services provided.
The portion of junket commissions previously recorded as a casino expense is now recorded as a reduction of casino revenue.
Mandatory service charges on food and beverage are now recorded on a gross basis with the amount received from the customer recorded as food and beverage revenue and the corresponding amount paid to employees recorded as food and beverage expense.
   
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to reflect the full retrospective adoption of the guidance. There was no impact on the Company’s financial condition, operating income or net income.


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The table below provides a reconciliation of amounts previously reported and the resulting impacts from the adoption of the new revenue recognition guidance (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
As Previously Reported
 
Adoption of ASC 606
 
As Adjusted
Gross revenues
$
1,587,236

 
$
(163,479
)
 
$
1,423,757

Promotional allowances
(111,556
)
 
111,556

 

Operating revenues
1,475,680

 
(51,923
)
 
1,423,757

Operating expenses
1,225,750

 
(51,923
)
 
1,173,827

Operating income
$
249,930

 
$

 
$
249,930


Financial Instruments

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 824-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which requires equity investments to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized through net income (other than those accounted for under the equity method of accounting or those that result in consolidation of the investee). The update also requires an entity to present separately in other comprehensive income the portion of the total change in the fair value of a liability resulting from a change in the instrument-specific credit risk when the entity has elected to measure the liability at fair value in accordance with the fair value option for financial instruments. This update eliminates the requirement to disclose the methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value that is required to be disclosed for financial instruments measured at amortized cost on the balance sheet for public business entities. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2018, which resulted in a $9.2 million cumulative unrealized loss, net of tax, being recorded to accumulated other comprehensive loss with a corresponding increase to retained earnings. The adjustment represents the portion of the cumulative change in the Redemption Note fair value resulting from the change in the instrument-specific credit risk previously included in other income (expense) on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Restricted Cash

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows - Restricted Cash (Topic 230), which amends the existing guidance relating to the disclosure of restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents on the statement of cash flows. The ASU requires that amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents should be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2018 on a retrospective basis and the updated disclosures are reflected for the periods presented in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the change in restricted cash of $189.9 million was previously reported within net cash used in financing activities.

Accounting Standards Issued But Not Yet Adopted

Leases

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which amends the existing guidance relating to the definition of a lease, recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet, and the disclosure of key information about leasing activities. Under the new guidance, lessees will be required to recognize a right-of-use asset and lease liability on the balance sheet, measured on a discounted basis. Operating leases are currently not recognized on the balance sheet. Lessor accounting will remain largely unchanged, other than certain targeted improvements intended to align lessor accounting with the lessee accounting model and with the updated revenue recognition guidance. Lessees and lessors are required to apply a modified retrospective transition approach for leases existing at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the adoption-period financial statements. The modified retrospective approach includes a number of optional practical expedients that entities may elect to apply. The ASU will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2019, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact the guidance will have on its Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures.


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 3 -    Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share ("EPS") is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period increased to include the number of additional shares of common stock that would have been outstanding if the potential dilutive securities had been issued. Potentially dilutive securities include outstanding stock options and unvested restricted stock.

The weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS consisted of the following (in thousands, except per share amounts): 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Numerator:
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(204,307
)
 
$
100,816

 
 
 
 
Denominator:
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
102,570

 
101,753

Potential dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock

 
316

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
102,570

 
102,069

 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited per common share, basic
$
(1.99
)
 
$
0.99

Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited per common share, diluted
$
(1.99
)
 
$
0.99

 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock options and restricted stock excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share
1,139

 
689


Note 4 -    Investment Securities

Investment securities consisted of the following (in thousands):
 As of March 31, 2018
 
Amortized
cost
 
Gross
unrealized
gains
 
Gross
unrealized
losses
 
Fair value
(net
carrying
amount)
Domestic and foreign corporate bonds
 
$
129,702

 
$

 
$

 
$
129,702

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic and foreign corporate bonds
 
$
328,747

 
$
6

 
$
(1,298
)
 
$
327,455


The Company assesses for indicators of other-than-temporary impairment on a quarterly basis. The Company determines whether (i) it does not have the intent to sell any of these investments, and (ii) it will not likely be required to sell these investments prior to the recovery of the amortized cost. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company determined it had an other-than-temporary impairment and recorded a loss of $1.7 million.

The Company obtains pricing information in determining the fair value of its available-for-sale securities from independent pricing vendors. Based on management's inquiries, the pricing vendors use various pricing models consistent with what other market participants would use. The assumptions and inputs used by the pricing vendors are derived from market observable sources including: reported trades, broker/dealer quotes, issuer spreads, benchmark curves, bids, offers and other market-related data. The Company has not made adjustments to such prices. Each quarter, the Company validates the fair value pricing methodology to determine the fair value is consistent with applicable accounting guidance and to confirm that the securities are classified properly in the fair value hierarchy. The Company compares the pricing received from its vendors to independent sources for the same or similar securities.


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The fair values of these investment securities as of March 31, 2018, by contractual maturity, are as follows (in thousands):
 
Fair value
Available-for-sale securities
 
Due in one year or less
$
29,208

Due after one year through two years
73,588

Due after two years through three years
26,906

 
$
129,702


Note 5 -    Property and Equipment, net

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Buildings and improvements
$
7,584,099

 
$
7,582,611

Land and improvements
1,102,108

 
853,738

Furniture, fixtures and equipment
2,247,415

 
2,211,974

Leasehold interests in land
312,925

 
314,068

Airplanes
158,840

 
158,840

Construction in progress
1,242,900

 
1,016,207

 
12,648,287


12,137,438

Less: accumulated depreciation
(3,760,444
)
 
(3,638,682
)
 
$
8,887,843


$
8,498,756


As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, construction in progress consisted primarily of costs capitalized, including interest, for the construction of Encore Boston Harbor.

Land acquisition

During the first quarter of 2018, the Company acquired approximately 38 acres of land on the Las Vegas Strip directly across from Wynn Las Vegas for $336.2 million, approximately 16 acres of which are subject to a ground lease that expires in 2097. The ground lease has annual payments of $3.8 million for the next five years until 2023 and total payments of $370.7 million thereafter. The Company expects to use this land for future development.

In accordance with asset acquisition accounting standards, the Company allocated the purchase price to the identifiable assets acquired based on the relative fair value of each component. As a result, the Company recorded $89.1 million of the purchase price as a definite-lived intangible asset, which represents the favorable terms of the assumed ground lease relative to the market. The Company will amortize this amount to rent expense on a straight-line basis over the remaining term of the ground lease.
 
 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 6 -    Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands): 
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Macau Related:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau Credit Facilities:
 
 
 
Senior Term Loan Facility, due 2021
$
2,295,072

 
$
2,298,798

Senior Revolving Credit Facility, due 2020
623,401

 

4 7/8% Senior Notes, due 2024
600,000

 
600,000

5 1/2% Senior Notes, due 2027
750,000

 
750,000

 
 
 
 
U.S. and Corporate Related:
 
 
 
Bridge Facility
800,000

 

Wynn America Credit Facilities:
 
 
 
Senior Term Loan Facility, due 2021
1,000,000

 
1,000,000

Senior Revolving Credit Facility, due 2021
250,000

 

4 1/4% Senior Notes, due 2023
500,000

 
500,000

5 1/2% Senior Notes, due 2025
1,780,000

 
1,800,000

5 1/4% Senior Notes, due 2027
880,000

 
900,000

Redemption Price Promissory Note, due 2022

 
1,936,443

 
9,478,473

 
9,785,241

Less: Unamortized debt issuance costs and original issue discounts and premium, net
(122,080
)
 
(99,231
)
Less: Redemption Note fair value adjustment


 
(57,384
)
 
9,356,393

 
9,628,626

Current portion of long-term debt
(121,714
)
 
(62,690
)
Total long-term debt, net of current portion
$
9,234,679

 
$
9,565,936


Macau Related Debt

Wynn Macau Credit Facilities

The Company's credit facilities include a $2.30 billion equivalent fully funded senior secured term loan facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan Facility") and a $750 million equivalent senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility," collectively, the "Wynn Macau Credit Facilities"). The borrower is Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. ("Wynn Macau SA"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of WML. As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the interest rate was 3.24% and 3.16%, respectively. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had $123.7 million of available borrowing capacity under the Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility.


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

WML Finance Revolving Credit Facility
The Company's credit facilities include a HK$3.87 billion (approximately $493.3 million) cash-collateralized revolving credit facility ("WML Finance Credit Facility") under which WML Finance I, Limited, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of WML, is the borrower. The WML Finance Credit Facility bears interest initially at 1.50% per annum, such rate calculated as the interest rate paid by the lender as the deposit bank for the cash collateral deposited and pledged with the lender plus a margin of 0.40%. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had no borrowings under the WML Finance Credit Facility.

U.S. and Corporate Related Debt

Bridge Facility

On March 28, 2018, the Company entered into a credit agreement to provide for a 364-day term loan (the "Bridge Facility"). The Bridge Facility bears interest at either LIBOR plus 2.75% per annum or base rate plus 1.75% per annum. As the Company had the intent and ability as of March 31, 2018 to settle the Bridge Facility by issuing equity, the Company classified the Bridge Facility as long-term as of March 31, 2018.

On April 3, 2018, the Company used net proceeds from newly issued shares of its common stock to repay all amounts borrowed under the Bridge Facility, together with all interest accrued thereon, and the credit agreement terminated pursuant to its terms. See Note 7, "Stockholders' Equity" for additional information on the Company's newly issued shares of common stock.

Redemption Price Promissory Note

On March 30, 2018, the Company used the net proceeds from the Bridge Facility, along with cash on hand and borrowings under its WA Senior Revolving Credit Facility (defined below) to repay the Redemption Note principal amount of $1.94 billion pursuant to the Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release ("Settlement Agreement"). See Note 13, "Commitments and Contingencies—Litigation—Redemption Action and Counterclaim" for additional information on the Settlement Agreement.

Wynn America Credit Facilities

The Company's credit facilities include an $875 million fully funded senior secured term loan facility (the "WA Senior Term Loan Facility I"), a $125 million fully funded senior term loan facility (the "WA Senior Term Loan Facility II") and a $375 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the "WA Senior Revolving Credit Facility," and collectively, the "Wynn America Credit Facilities"). The borrower is Wynn America, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the interest rate was 3.63% and 3.32%, respectively. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had available borrowing capacity of $107.3 million, net of $17.7 million in outstanding letters of credit, under the WA Senior Revolving Credit Facility.

Wynn Las Vegas Senior Notes

During the three months ended March 31, 2018, Wynn Resorts purchased $20.0 million principal amount of the 5 1/2% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes") and $20 million principal amount of the 5 1/4% Senior Notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes") through open market purchases. As of March 31, 2018, Wynn Resorts holds this debt and has not contributed it to its wholly owned subsidiary, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC.

On March 20, 2018, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC and Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp. (the "Issuers"), wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, executed a second supplemental indenture (the "Supplemental Indenture") to the Indenture dated May 22, 2013, as supplemented by that certain Supplemental Indenture dated as of February 18, 2015 (the "Indenture"), relating to the Issuers’ 4 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes"). The Supplemental Indenture amended the Indenture by conforming the definition of "Change of Control" relating to ownership of equity interests in the Company in the Indenture to the terms of the indentures governing the Issuers’ other outstanding notes. As part of executing the Supplemental Indenture, the Issuers paid $25.0 million to consenting holders of the 2023 Notes.

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)


Debt Covenant Compliance

Management believes that as of March 31, 2018, the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants.

Fair Value of Long-Term Debt

The estimated fair value of the Company's long-term debt, excluding the Redemption Note, as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was $9.39 billion and $7.95 billion, respectively, compared to its carrying value, excluding debt issuance costs and original issue discount and original issue premium, of $9.48 billion and $7.85 billion. The estimated fair value of the Company's long-term debt, excluding the Redemption Note, is based on recent trades, if available, and indicative pricing from market information (Level 2 inputs). See Note 2, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" for discussion of the estimated fair value of the Redemption Note as of December 31, 2017.
 
Note 7 - Stockholders' Equity

Equity Offering

On April 3, 2018, the Company completed a registered public offering (the "Equity Offering") of 5,300,000 newly issued shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, to an affiliate of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited at a price of $175 per share for net proceeds of approximately $915.8 million, after deducting underwriting discounts but before deducting the estimated offering expenses. The Company used the net proceeds from the Equity Offering to repay all amounts borrowed under the Bridge Facility, together with all interest accrued thereon, and used the remaining net proceeds to repay certain other indebtedness of the Company in April 2018.

Dividends

During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.50 per share and recorded $51.4 million and $50.8 million as a reduction of retained earnings from cash dividends declared, respectively.

On April 24, 2018, the Company announced a cash dividend of $0.75 per share, payable on May 29, 2018, to stockholders of record as of May 17, 2018.

Noncontrolling Interests

On March 23, 2018, WML announced a cash dividend of HK$0.75 per share for a total of $497.1 million payable on April 25, 2018 to stockholders of record as of April 16, 2018. The Company's share of this dividend will be $358.8 million. As of March 31, 2018, the Company recorded a dividend payable and corresponding reduction to noncontrolling interests of $138.3 million.


 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 8 - Revenue

Disaggregation of Revenues
The Company operates integrated resorts in Macau and Las Vegas and generates revenues at its properties by providing the following types of services and products: gaming, rooms, food and beverage and entertainment, retail and other. Revenues disaggregated by type of revenue and geographic location are as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
Macau Operations
 
Las Vegas Operations
 
Total
Casino
 
$
1,107,495

 
$
134,644

 
$
1,242,139

Rooms
 
68,853

 
121,457

 
190,310

Food and beverage
 
46,385

 
125,837

 
172,222

Entertainment, retail and other (1)
 
61,354

 
49,553

 
110,907

Total operating revenues
 
$
1,284,087

 
$
431,491

 
$
1,715,578

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
 
$
865,074

 
$
124,666

 
$
989,740

Rooms
 
53,195

 
115,629

 
168,824

Food and beverage
 
38,991

 
125,542

 
164,533

Entertainment, retail and other (1)
 
47,762

 
52,898

 
100,660

Total operating revenues
 
$
1,005,022

 
$
418,735

 
$
1,423,757

(1) Includes lease revenue accounted for under lease accounting guidance. See Note 2, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies—Revenue Recognition" for lease revenue accounting policy details.
Customer Contract Liabilities

In providing goods and services to its customers, there is often a timing difference between the Company receiving cash and the Company recording revenue for providing services or holding events.
The Company’s primary liabilities associated with customer contracts are as follows (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
 
Increase/ (decrease)
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
 
Increase/ (decrease)
Casino outstanding chips and front money deposits (1)
$
983,538

 
$
991,957

 
$
(8,419
)
 
$
679,192

 
$
546,487

 
$
132,705

Advance room deposits and ticket sales (2)
49,692

 
52,253

 
(2,561
)
 
47,520

 
45,696

 
1,824

Other gaming-related liabilities (3)
9,393

 
12,765

 
(3,372
)
 
9,521

 
12,033

 
(2,512
)
Loyalty program and related liabilities (4)
20,455

 
18,421

 
2,034

 
9,038

 
7,942

 
1,096

 
$
1,063,078

 
$
1,075,396

 
$
(12,318
)
 
$
745,271

 
$
612,158

 
$
133,113


(1) Casino outstanding chips represent amounts owed to junkets and customers for chips in their possession and casino front money deposits represent funds deposited by customers before gaming play occurs. These amounts are included in customer deposits on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and may be recognized as revenue or will be redeemed for cash in the future.

(2) Advance room deposits and ticket sales represent cash received in advance for goods or services to be provided in the future. These amounts are included in customer deposits on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and will be recognized as revenue when the goods or services are provided or the events are held. Decreases in this balance generally represent the recognition of revenue and increases in the balance represent additional deposits made by customers. The deposits are expected to primarily be recognized as revenue within one year.

(3) Other gaming-related liabilities generally represent unpaid wagers primarily in the form of unredeemed slot, race and sportsbook tickets or wagers for future sporting events. The amounts are included in other accrued liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

(4) Loyalty program and related liabilities represent the deferral of revenue until the loyalty points or other complimentaries are redeemed. The amounts are included in other accrued liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and are expected to be recognized as revenue within one year of being earned.


 
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Note 9 - Stock-Based Compensation

The total compensation cost for stock-based compensation plans was recorded as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Casino
$
1,819

 
$
1,596

Rooms
127

 
149

Food and beverage
378

 
331

Entertainment, retail and other
43

 
27

General and administrative
4,937

 
6,104

Total stock-based compensation expense
7,304

 
8,207

Total stock-based compensation capitalized

 
2

Total stock-based compensation costs
$
7,304


$
8,209


Certain members of the Company's executive management team receive a portion of their annual incentive bonus in shares of the Company's stock. The number of shares is determined based on the closing stock price on the date the annual incentive bonus is settled. As the number of shares is variable, the Company records a liability for the fixed monetary amount over the service period. For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recorded $1.8 million and $4.9 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense associated with these awards. The Company settled the obligation for the 2017 annual incentive bonus by issuing vested shares in December 2017 and January 2018.

Note 10 - Income Taxes

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $111.0 million and an income tax expense of $2.9 million, respectively. The 2018 income tax benefit primarily related to the settlement of the Redemption Note. The 2017 income tax expense primarily related to an increase in the domestic valuation allowance for U.S. foreign tax credits ("FTCs").

The Company recorded valuation allowances on certain of its U.S. and foreign deferred tax assets. In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, the Company considered whether it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets will be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income. In the assessment of the valuation allowance, appropriate consideration was given to all positive and negative evidence including recent operating profitability, forecast of future earnings and the duration of statutory carryforward periods.

Wynn Macau SA has received a five-year exemption from complementary tax on profits generated by gaming operations through December 31, 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company was exempt from the payment of such taxes totaling $26.9 million and $12.7 million, respectively.

Wynn Macau SA also entered into an agreement with the Macau government that provides for an annual payment of 12.8 million Macau patacas (approximately $1.6 million) as complementary tax otherwise due by stockholders of Wynn Macau SA on dividend distributions through 2020.

In December 2017, the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("U.S. tax reform") was enacted. Also in December 2017, the SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, Income Tax Accounting Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which allowed the Company to record provisional amounts during a measurement period not to extend beyond one year from the enactment date. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company recorded a provisional net tax benefit of $339.9 million. This provisional net tax benefit was based on the Company's initial analysis of the U.S. tax reform.  The Company continues to collect additional information and evaluate any regulatory guidance as it is issued and may adjust the provisional net tax benefit over the next nine months. Any subsequent adjustment to this amount will be recorded to the current income tax expense in the period in which the amount is determined.


 
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Note 11 - Related Party Transactions

Separation Agreement

On February 6, 2018, Stephen A. Wynn, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer ("Mr. Wynn") resigned as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts and on February 15, 2018, Mr. Wynn entered into a separation agreement with the Company specifying the terms of his termination of service with the Company (the "Separation Agreement"). The Separation Agreement terminated Mr. Wynn’s employment agreement with the Company and confirmed that Mr. Wynn is not entitled to any severance payment or other compensation from the Company under his employment agreement.

Under the Separation Agreement, Mr. Wynn agreed not to compete against the Company for a period of two years and to provide reasonable cooperation and assistance to the Company in connection with any private litigation or arbitration and to the Board of Directors of the Company or any committee of the Board of Directors in connection with any investigation by the Company related to his service with the Company. The Separation Agreement provides that (i) Mr. Wynn’s lease of his personal residence at Wynn Las Vegas will terminate not later than June 1, 2018 and until such date Mr. Wynn shall continue to pay rent at its fair market value, unless Mr. Wynn elects to terminate the lease before such date, (ii) Mr. Wynn’s current healthcare coverage will terminate on December 31, 2018, and (iii) administrative support for Mr. Wynn will terminate on May 31, 2018. Additionally, in order to conduct sales of Company shares in an orderly fashion, the Company agreed to enter into a registration rights agreement with Mr. Wynn, with Mr. Wynn to reimburse the Company for its reasonable expenses. As of April 10, 2018, Mr. Wynn no longer resided at Wynn Las Vegas.

On March 20, 2018, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement with Mr. Wynn, the Wynn Family Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (together with Mr. Wynn, the "Selling Stockholder") and each holder from time to time a party thereto (the "Registration Rights Agreement"), pursuant to the Separation Agreement. The Selling Stockholder subsequently sold all of its holdings of the Company's common stock through open market transactions pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and certain privately negotiated transactions. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, without the Company's prior written consent, the Selling Stockholder was not permitted to sell more than an aggregate of 4,043,903 shares of Common Stock in any quarter. The Company provided written consent permitting the Selling Stockholder to undertake the registered sales.

Amounts Due to Officers

The Company periodically provides services to certain executive officers and directors of the Company, including the personal use of employees, construction work and other personal services, for which the officers and directors reimburse the Company. Certain officers and directors have deposits with the Company to prepay any such items, which are replenished on an ongoing basis as needed. As of March 31, 2018, these net deposit balances with the Company were immaterial.

Note 12 - Retail Joint Venture

In December 2016, the Company sold Crown a 49.9% ownership interest in the Retail Joint Venture for $217.0 million in cash and a $75.0 million interest-free note, which was paid in full on January 3, 2018. As of December 31, 2017, the note was recorded at its present value of $75.0 million in prepaid expenses and other on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The Company maintains a 50.1% ownership in the Retail Joint Venture and is the managing member. The Company's responsibilities with respect to the Retail Joint Venture include day-to-day business operations, property management services and a role in the leasing decisions of the retail space.
 
The Company assessed its ownership in the Retail Joint Venture based on consolidation accounting guidance with an evaluation being performed to determine if the Retail Joint Venture is a VIE, if the Company has a variable interest in the Retail Joint Venture and if the Company is the primary beneficiary of the Retail Joint Venture. The primary beneficiary is the party who has the power to direct the activities of a VIE that most significantly impact the entity's economic performance and who has an obligation to absorb losses of the entity or a right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the entity.

The Company concluded that the Retail Joint Venture is a VIE and the Company is the primary beneficiary based on its involvement in the leasing activities of the Retail Joint Venture. As a result, the Company consolidates all of the Retail Joint

 
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Venture's assets, liabilities and results of operations. The Company will evaluate its primary beneficiary designation on an ongoing basis and will assess the appropriateness of the Retail Joint Venture's VIE status when changes occur.

As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Retail Joint Venture had total assets of $69.0 million and $59.7 million, respectively, and total liabilities of $2.1 million and $0.9 million, respectively.

Note 13 - Commitments and Contingencies

Encore Boston Harbor Development

On April 28, 2017, Wynn MA, LLC ("Wynn MA"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. (the "Construction Manager"), entered into an agreement concerning the construction of Encore Boston Harbor, which, among other things, confirmed the guaranteed maximum price for the construction work undertaken by the Construction Manager. The Construction Manager is obligated to substantially complete the project by June 24, 2019, for a guaranteed maximum price of $1.32 billion. Both the contract time and guaranteed maximum price are subject to further adjustment under certain conditions. The performance of the Construction Manager is backed by a payment and performance bond in the amount of $350.0 million

Litigation

In addition to the actions noted below, the Company and its affiliates are involved in litigation arising in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, such litigation is not expected to have a material effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Determination of Unsuitability and Redemption of Aruze and Affiliates

On February 18, 2012, Wynn Resorts' Gaming Compliance Committee received an independent report by Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (the "Freeh Report") detailing a pattern of misconduct by the Okada Parties. The factual record presented in the Freeh Report included evidence that the Okada Parties had provided valuable items to certain foreign gaming officials who were responsible for regulating gaming in a jurisdiction in which entities controlled by Mr. Okada were developing a gaming resort.

Based on the Freeh Report, the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts determined that the Okada Parties were "unsuitable persons" under Article VII of the Company's articles of incorporation. On that same day, Wynn Resorts redeemed and canceled Aruze's 24,549,222 shares of Wynn Resorts' common stock, and, pursuant to its articles of incorporation, Wynn Resorts issued the Redemption Note to Aruze in redemption of the shares.

Redemption Action and Counterclaim

On February 19, 2012, Wynn Resorts filed a complaint in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada against the Okada Parties (as amended, the "Complaint"), alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and related claims (the "Redemption Action") arising from the activities addressed in the Freeh Report. The Company sought compensatory and special damages as well as a declaration that it acted lawfully and in full compliance with its articles of incorporation, bylaws and other governing documents in redeeming and canceling the shares of Aruze.

On March 12, 2012, the Okada Parties filed an answer denying the claims and a counterclaim (as amended, the "Counterclaim") purporting to assert claims against the Company, certain individuals who are or were members of the Company's Board of Directors (other than Mr. Okada) and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel. The Counterclaim alleged, among other things: (1) that the shares of Wynn Resorts common stock owned by Aruze were exempt from the redemption-for-unsuitability provisions in the Wynn Resorts articles of incorporation (the "Articles") pursuant to certain agreements executed in 2002; (2) that the Wynn Resorts directors who authorized the redemption of Aruze's shares acted at the direction of Mr. Wynn and did not independently and objectively evaluate the Okada Parties' suitability, and by so doing, breached their fiduciary duties; (3) that the Wynn Resorts directors violated the terms of the Wynn Resorts Articles by failing to pay Aruze fair value for the redeemed shares; and (4) that the terms of the Redemption Note that Aruze received in exchange for the redeemed shares, including the Redemption Note's principal amount, duration, interest rate, and subordinated status, were unconscionable. Among other relief, the Counterclaim sought a declaration that the redemption of Aruze's shares was void, an injunction

 
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restoring Aruze's share ownership, damages in an unspecified amount and rescission of the Amended and Restated Stockholders Agreement, dated as of January 6, 2010, by and among Aruze, Mr. Wynn, and Elaine P. Wynn (the "Stockholders Agreement").
On March 8, 2018, the Company entered into the Settlement Agreement by and between the Company, Mr. Wynn, Linda Chen, Russell Goldsmith, Ray R. Irani, Robert J. Miller, John A. Moran, Marc D. Schorr, Alvin V. Shoemaker, D. Boone Wayson, Allan Zeman, and Kimmarie Sinatra (collectively, the "Wynn Parties"), and Universal Entertainment Corp. and Aruze (collectively with Universal Entertainment Corp., the "Universal Parties"). The Settlement Agreement resolved legal proceedings pending in the Redemption Action as well as other claims. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company paid the principal amount of the $1.94 billion Redemption Note on March 30, 2018. On March 30, 2018, the Company also paid an additional $463.6 million with respect to the Universal Parties’ claims related to the allegedly below-market interest rate of the Redemption Note and stipulated to the release to Aruze of $232.4 million in accrued interest held in escrow. The Company recorded the $463.6 million as a litigation settlement expense on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2018. Under the Settlement Agreement, the Wynn Parties and the Universal Parties mutually agreed to unconditionally release all claims against each other relating to or arising out of the Redemption Action, as well as any claims which relate to or arise out of any other litigation or claims in any other jurisdiction. As a result, the Universal Parties will not claim that Aruze remains a party to the Stockholders Agreement. The Universal Parties further released any claims against the Wynn Parties and their affiliates in any other jurisdiction, including but not limited to the proceeding pending in Macau against Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. and certain related individuals ("Macau Litigation"). As a result of the Settlement Agreement, the parties to the agreement dismissed all litigation between the Universal Parties and the Company and its then-directors and executives with respect to the redemption, including the Redemption Action and the Macau Litigation, but the Settlement Agreement did not release claims against any parties to such litigation who are not parties to the Settlement Agreement, including but not limited to Kazuo Okada and Elaine P. Wynn.

On March 12, 2018, the Company voluntarily dismissed its claim for breach of fiduciary duty against Kazuo Okada, which was the last and only remaining claim between Wynn Resorts, Kazuo Okada, and the Universal Parties in the Redemption Action.

On June 19, 2012, Elaine P. Wynn asserted a cross claim against Mr. Wynn and Aruze seeking a declaration that (1) any and all of Elaine P. Wynn's duties under the Stockholders Agreement should be discharged; (2) the Stockholders Agreement was subject to rescission and is rescinded; (3) the Stockholders Agreement was an unreasonable restraint on alienation in violation of public policy; and/or (4) the restrictions on sale of shares should be construed as inapplicable to Elaine P. Wynn. On March 28, 2016, Elaine P Wynn filed an amended cross claim against Mr. Wynn, as well as Wynn Resorts and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel (together with Mr. Wynn, the "Wynn Cross Defendants") as cross defendants. The amended cross claim substantially repeated its earlier allegations and further alleged that Mr. Wynn engaged in acts of misconduct that, with the Wynn Cross Defendants, resulted in Mr. Wynn allegedly breaching the Stockholders Agreement and violating alleged duties under the Stockholders Agreement by preventing Elaine P. Wynn from being nominated and elected to serve as one of Wynn Resorts' directors. In addition to continuing to seek the declarations asserted under the original cross claim, the amended cross claim sought an order compelling Mr. Wynn to comply with the Stockholders Agreement by assuring the nomination and election of Elaine P. Wynn to the Board of Directors and sought unspecified monetary damages from Mr. Wynn and the Wynn Cross Defendants. Elaine P. Wynn’s amended cross claim was later dismissed as to Wynn Resorts and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel. On May 17, 2017, Elaine P. Wynn filed another amended cross claim against the Wynn Cross Defendants, which substantially repeated its earlier allegations and again named Wynn Resorts and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel as cross defendants.

On March 14, 2018, Mr. Wynn and Elaine P. Wynn entered into a stipulation declaring the Stockholders Agreement invalid and unenforceable, and on April 16, 2018, the Company entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release by and between the Company, Mr. Wynn, Elaine P. Wynn, and the Company’s General Counsel, which, among other things, resolved and unconditionally released the parties from all claims and cross claims asserted among the parties in a legal proceeding involving the Stockholders Agreement. Neither the Company nor the Company’s General Counsel made any payment under the terms of such settlement agreement.

Litigation Commenced by Kazuo Okada

Indemnification Action:

On March 20, 2013, Mr. Okada filed a complaint against the Company in Nevada state court for indemnification under the Company's Articles, bylaws and agreements with its directors. The complaint sought advancement of Mr. Okada's costs and

 
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expenses (including attorney's fees) incurred pursuant to the various legal proceedings and related regulatory investigations described above. The Company's answer and counterclaim was filed on April 15, 2013. The counterclaim named each of the Okada Parties as defendants and sought indemnification under the Company's Articles for costs and expenses (including attorney's fees) incurred pursuant to the various legal proceedings and related regulatory investigations described above. On February 4, 2014, the court entered an order on the parties' stipulation that: (1) dismissed all claims Mr. Okada asserted against the Company; (2) reserved Mr. Okada's right to assert, in the future, any claims for indemnity following the resolution of the Redemption Action; and (3) stayed the claims asserted by the Company against Mr. Okada pending the resolution of the Redemption Action. On April 6, 2018, the court entered an order closing this action.

Macau Litigation:

On July 3, 2015, WML announced that the Okada Parties filed a complaint in the Court of First Instance of Macau ("Macau Court") against Wynn Macau SA and certain individuals who are or were directors of Wynn Macau SA and or WML (collectively, the "Wynn Macau Parties"). The principal allegations in the lawsuit are that the redemption of the Okada Parties' shares in Wynn Resorts was improper and undervalued, that the previously disclosed payment by Wynn Macau SA to an unrelated third party in consideration of relinquishment by that party of certain rights in and to any future development on the land in Cotai where Wynn Palace is located was unlawful and that the previously disclosed donation by Wynn Resorts to the University of Macau Development Foundation was unlawful. The plaintiffs seek dissolution of Wynn Macau SA and compensatory damages. On July 11, 2017, the Macau Court dismissed all claims by the Okada Parties as unfounded, fined the Okada Parties as vexatious litigants, and ordered the Okada Parties to pay for court costs and the Wynn Macau Parties' attorney's fees. On or about October 16, 2017, the Okada Parties filed formal appeal papers in Macau, which Wynn Macau SA received on November 21, 2017. Wynn Macau SA filed its response on December 21, 2017. In March 2018, pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Universal Parties voluntarily withdrew from the Macau Litigation, leaving Mr. Okada as the sole claimant.
  
The Company believes this action is without merit and will vigorously defend itself against the claims pleaded against it by Mr. Okada. Management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this action or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.

Derivative Litigation Related to Redemption Action

Two state derivative actions were commenced against the Company and all members of its Board of Directors in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada. These state court actions brought by the following plaintiffs have been consolidated: (1) IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund and (2) Danny Hinson (collectively, the "Derivative Plaintiffs"). The Derivative Plaintiffs filed a consolidated complaint on July 20, 2012 asserting claims for (1) breach of fiduciary duty; (2) abuse of control; (3) gross mismanagement; and (4) unjust enrichment. The claims are against the Company and all Company directors during the applicable period, including Mr. Okada, as well as the Company's Chief Financial Officer who signed financial disclosures filed with the SEC during the applicable periods. The Derivative Plaintiffs claim that the individual defendants failed to disclose to the Company's stockholders the investigation into, and the dispute with director Okada as well as the alleged potential violations of the FCPA related to, the University of Macau Development Foundation donation. The Derivative Plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages (compensatory and punitive), disgorgement, reformation of corporate governance procedures, an order directing the Company to internally investigate the donation, as well as attorney's fees and costs. On June 18, 2014, the court entered a stipulation between the parties that provides for a stay of the action and directs the parties, within 45 days of the conclusion of the Redemption Action, to discuss how the derivative action should proceed and to file a joint report with the court. In May 2018, the parties (except Elaine P. Wynn) filed a joint report given the conclusion of the Redemption Action, and the court scheduled a status check for May 14, 2018.

Management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of these actions or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.
Massachusetts Gaming License Related Action

On September 17, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ("MGC") designated Wynn MA the award winner of the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. On November 7, 2014, the gaming license became effective.

On October 16, 2014, the City of Revere, the host community to the unsuccessful bidder for the same license, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103 ("IBEW") filed a complaint against the MGC and each of the five

 
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gaming commissioners in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts (the "Revere Action"). The complaint challenges the MGC's decision and alleges that the MGC failed to follow statutory requirements outlined in the Gaming Act. The complaint (1) seeks to appeal the administrative decision, (2) asserts that certiorari provides a remedy to correct errors in proceedings by an agency such as the MGC, (3) challenges the constitutionality of that section of the gaming law which bars judicial review of the MGC's decision to deny an applicant a gaming license, and (4) alleges violations of the open meeting law requirements. The court allowed Mohegan Sun ("Mohegan"), the other applicant for the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license, to intervene in the Revere Action, and on February 23, 2015, Mohegan filed its complaint. The Mohegan complaint challenges the license award to Wynn MA, seeks judicial review of the MGC's decision, and seeks to vacate the MGC's license award to Wynn MA.
   
On July 1, 2015, the MGC filed motions to dismiss Mohegan's and the City of Revere's complaints. On December 3, 2015, the court granted the motion to dismiss the claims asserted in the Revere Action. Also on December 3, 2015, the court granted the motion to dismiss three of the four counts asserted by Mohegan but denied the motion as to Mohegan's certiorari claim. The City of Revere and IBEW sought immediate appellate review of the dismissal of their claims and the MGC requested immediate appellate review of the court's denial of the MGC's motion to dismiss Mohegan's certiorari claim. All three petitions for interlocutory review were denied. The parties then appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC"). On March 10, 2017, the SJC affirmed the trial court's dismissal of the City of Revere's claims and IBEW's claims. The SJC affirmed the court's dismissal of Mohegan's claims except for the certiorari claim, which the SJC remanded to the Suffolk Superior Court. Mohegan filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings on November 3, 2017, and oral argument is being re-scheduled from its originally scheduled date of April 5, 2018. 

 The SJC reversed the trial court's dismissal of the individual plaintiffs' open meeting law claim and remanded that claim to the Suffolk Superior Court. The parties are currently in the discovery phase.

Wynn MA was not named in the above complaint. The MGC retained private legal representation at its own nontaxpayer-funded expense.

Actions Related to Mr. Wynn

Investigations:

On January 26, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors formed a Special Committee comprised solely of independent directors to investigate allegations of inappropriate personal conduct by Mr. Wynn in the workplace. On February 12, 2018, the Special Committee announced that its review was expanded to include a comprehensive review of the Company's internal policies and procedures with the goal of employing best practices to maintain a safe and respectful workplace for all employees. Gaming regulators in Massachusetts and Nevada are reviewing these matters, including suitability with respect to the Company and its related licensees, and the Company is cooperating with these regulatory reviews. The gaming regulator in Macau is monitoring and reviewing the situation, and the Company is cooperating.

Stockholder Actions:

A number of stockholder derivative actions have been filed purportedly on behalf of the Company in state and federal court located in Clark County, Nevada against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and, in some cases, the Company’s management. Each of the complaints alleges, among other things, breach of fiduciary duties in failing to detect, prevent and remedy alleged inappropriate personal conduct by Mr. Wynn in the workplace. Specifically, (i) on February 6, 2018, Norfolk County Retirement System filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s General Counsel, which was voluntarily dismissed on February 21, 2018; (ii) on February 15, 2018, Operating Engineers Construction Industry and Miscellaneous Pension Fund filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors; (iii) on February 15, 2018, Boynton Beach Municipal Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund and the Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s General Counsel; (iv) on February 22, 2018, Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, as Administrative Head of the New York State and Local Retirement System and trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s General Counsel; (v) on February 22, 2018, Erste-Sparinvest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft M.B.H. filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s General Counsel; (vi) on March 6, 2018, the State of Oregon filed a stockholder derivative action against certain

 
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current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s General Counsel; (vii) on March 15, 2018, Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local No. 14 Pension and Health and Welfare Funds filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel; and (viii) on April 18, 2018, C. Jeffrey Rogers filed a stockholder derivative action against certain current and former members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel. The actions filed in Clark County, Nevada are in the process of being consolidated. The actions filed in the United States District Court, District of Nevada have been consolidated as In re Wynn Resorts, Ltd. Derivative Litigation, which also claim corporate waste and violation of Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act. Each of the actions seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, including restitution and disgorgement of profits, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiff. Additional demands have been made to the Company that it commence similar actions and additional lawsuits may be filed in the future.

On February 20, 2018, a securities class action was filed against the Company and certain current and former officers of the Company in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (which was subsequently transferred to the United States District Court, District of Nevada) by John V. Ferris and Joann M. Ferris on behalf of all persons who purchased the Company's common stock between February 28, 2014 and January 25, 2018. The complaint alleges, among other things, certain violations of federal securities laws and seeks to recover unspecified damages as well as attorneys' fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiffs.

The defendants in these actions will vigorously defend against the claims pleaded against them. These actions are in preliminary stages and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of these actions or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.

Note 14 - Segment Information

The Company reviews the results of operations for each of its operating segments. Wynn Macau and Encore, an expansion at Wynn Macau, are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment ("Wynn Macau"). Wynn Palace is presented as a separate reportable segment and is combined with Wynn Macau for geographical presentation. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, an expansion at Wynn Las Vegas, are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment ("Las Vegas Operations"). The Company identifies each resort as a reportable segment considering operations within each resort have similar economic characteristics, type of customers, types of services and products, the regulatory environment of the operations and the Company's organizational and management reporting structure.

The Company also reviews construction and development activities for each of its projects under development, in addition to its reportable segments. The Company separately identifies assets for its Encore Boston Harbor development project. Other Macau primarily represents the Company's Macau holding company.


 
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The following tables present the Company's segment information (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
(as adjusted)
Operating revenues
 
 
 
   Macau Operations:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
618,241

 
$
552,716

Wynn Palace
665,846

 
452,306

              Total Macau Operations
1,284,087

 
1,005,022

    Las Vegas Operations
431,491

 
418,735

Total
$
1,715,578

 
$
1,423,757

Adjusted Property EBITDA (1)
 
 
 
   Macau Operations:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
209,822

 
$
181,106

Wynn Palace
211,911

 
111,856

              Total Macau Operations
421,733

 
292,962

    Las Vegas Operations
142,596

 
134,577

Total
564,329

 
427,539

Other operating expenses
 
 
 
Litigation settlement
463,557

 

Pre-opening
10,345

 
5,779

Depreciation and amortization
136,357

 
139,820

Property charges and other
3,051

 
3,036

Corporate expenses and other
25,009

 
20,767

Stock-based compensation
7,304

 
8,207

Total other operating expenses
645,623

 
177,609

Operating income (loss)
(81,294
)
 
249,930

Other non-operating income and expenses
 
 
 
Interest income
7,220

 
6,471

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(98,227
)
 
(98,262
)
Change in interest rate swap fair value

 
(771
)
Change in Redemption Note fair value
(69,331
)
 
(15,847
)
Gain on extinguishment of debt
2,329

 

Other
(9,220
)
 
(6,106
)
Total other non-operating income and expenses
(167,229
)
 
(114,515
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
(248,523
)
 
135,415

Benefit (provision) for income taxes
111,045

 
(2,890
)
Net income (loss)
(137,478
)
 
132,525

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(66,829
)
 
(31,709
)
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(204,307
)
 
$
100,816

 
(1)
"Adjusted Property EBITDA" is net income (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, litigation settlement expense, pre-opening expenses, property charges and other, management and license fees, corporate expenses and other (including intercompany golf course and water rights leases), stock-based compensation, gain on extinguishment of debt, change in interest rate swap fair value, change in Redemption Note fair value and other non-operating income and expenses, and includes equity in income from unconsolidated affiliates. Adjusted Property EBITDA is presented exclusively as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is widely used to measure the performance, and as a basis for valuation, of gaming companies. Management uses Adjusted Property EBITDA as a measure of the operating performance of its segments and to compare the operating performance of its properties with those of its competitors, as well as a basis for determining certain incentive compensation. We also present Adjusted Property EBITDA because it is used by some investors as a way to measure a company's ability to incur and service debt, make capital expenditures and meet working capital

 
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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

requirements. Gaming companies have historically reported EBITDA as a supplement to GAAP. In order to view the operations of their casinos on a more stand-alone basis, gaming companies, including us, have historically excluded from their EBITDA calculations pre-opening expenses, property charges, corporate expenses and stock-based compensation, that do not relate to the management of specific casino properties. However, Adjusted Property EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating income (loss) as an indicator of our performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or as an alternative to any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP. Unlike net income, Adjusted Property EBITDA does not include depreciation or interest expense and therefore does not reflect current or future capital expenditures or the cost of capital. We have significant uses of cash flows, including capital expenditures, interest payments, debt principal repayments, income taxes and other non-recurring charges, which are not reflected in Adjusted Property EBITDA. Also, our calculation of Adjusted Property EBITDA may be different from the calculation methods used by other companies and, therefore, comparability may be limited.

 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Assets
 
 
 
Macau Operations:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
1,935,214

 
$
1,271,544

Wynn Palace
3,945,508

 
4,017,494

Other Macau
422,854

 
174,769

              Total Macau Operations
6,303,576

 
5,463,807

Las Vegas Operations
2,903,615

 
3,266,390

Encore Boston Harbor
1,292,195

 
1,060,530

Corporate and other
1,715,788

 
2,891,012

Total
$
12,215,174

 
$
12,681,739



 
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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q and our consolidated financial statements appearing in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to the "Company," "we," "us," or "our," or similar terms, refer to Wynn Resorts, Limited, a Nevada corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements. Please refer to the section below entitled "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements."

Overview

We are a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts (integrated resorts). In the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Macau"), we own approximately 72% of Wynn Macau, Limited ("WML"), which includes the operations of the Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace resorts, which we refer to as our Macau Operations. In Las Vegas, Nevada, we operate and, with the exception of certain retail space, own 100% of Wynn Las Vegas, which we also refer to as our Las Vegas Operations. We are currently constructing Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

Macau Operations

We operate our Macau Operations under a 20-year casino concession agreement granted by the Macau government in June 2002. We lease from the Macau government approximately 16 acres of land in downtown Macau's inner harbor where Wynn Macau is located and 51 acres of land in the Cotai area of Macau where Wynn Palace is located.

Wynn Macau features the following as of April 15, 2018:

Approximately 273,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 312 table games and 954 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos and a poker pit;
Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites;
Eight food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 59,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail space;
Approximately 31,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, spas, a salon and a pool; and
A rotunda show featuring a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling along with gold "prosperity tree" and "dragon of fortune" attractions.

Wynn Palace features the following as of April 15, 2018:

Approximately 424,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 323 table games and 1,020 slot machines, private gaming salons and sky casinos;
A luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites and villas;
11 food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 106,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail space;
Approximately 37,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including a gondola ride, health club, spa, salon and pool; and
Public attractions including a performance lake, floral art displays and fine art displays.

In response to our evaluation of our Macau Operations and our commitment to creating a unique customer experience, we have made and expect to continue to make enhancements and refinements to these resorts.


 
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Las Vegas Operations

Wynn Las Vegas is located at the intersection of the Las Vegas Strip and Sands Avenue, and occupies approximately 215 acres of land fronting the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, we own approximately 18 acres across Sands Avenue, a portion of which is improved with an employee parking garage, and approximately five acres adjacent to the golf course land upon which an office building is located.

Wynn Las Vegas features the following as of April 15, 2018:

Approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 238 table games and 1,829 slot machines, private gaming salons, a sky casino, a poker room, and a race and sports book;
Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 guest rooms, suites and villas;
33 food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 106,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail space (the majority of which is owned and operated under a joint venture of which we own 50.1%);
Approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;
Three nightclubs and a beach club;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including swimming pools, private cabanas, two full service spas and salons, and a wedding chapel; and
A specially designed theater presenting "Le Rêve—The Dream," a water-based theatrical production and a theater presenting entertainment productions and various headliner entertainment acts.

In December 2016, we entered into a joint venture arrangement (the "Retail Joint Venture") with Crown Acquisitions Inc. ("Crown") to own and operate approximately 88,000 square feet of existing retail space. In November 2017, we contributed approximately 74,000 square feet of additional retail space to the Retail Joint Venture, the majority of which is currently under construction at Wynn Las Vegas. We expect to open the additional retail space in the second half of 2018.

In response to our evaluation of our Las Vegas Operations and our commitment to creating a unique customer experience, we have made and expect to continue to make enhancements and refinements to this resort.

Construction and Development Opportunities

We are currently constructing Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston along the Mystic River. The resort will contain a hotel, a waterfront boardwalk, meeting and convention space, casino space, a spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets. The total project budget, including gaming license fees, construction costs, capitalized interest, pre-opening expenses and land costs, is estimated to be approximately $2.5 billion. As of March 31, 2018, we have incurred approximately $1.38 billion in total project costs. We expect to open Encore Boston Harbor in mid-2019.

We have begun site preparation and pre-construction activities for the redevelopment of a portion of the land previously occupied by the Wynn Las Vegas golf course, which we closed in the fourth quarter of 2017. Phase 1 of the project is expected to include a lagoon and additional meeting and convention space. Based on current designs, we estimate the total project budget for Phase 1 to be approximately $500 million and we expect to open Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2020.

We continually seek out new opportunities for additional gaming or related businesses, in the United States, and worldwide.
    
Key Operating Measures

Certain key operating measures specific to the gaming industry are included in our discussion of our operational performance for the periods for which a Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations is presented. Below are definitions of these key operating measures discussed:

Table drop for our Macau Operations is the amount of cash that is deposited in a gaming table's drop box plus cash chips purchased at the casino cage.

 
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Table drop for our Las Vegas Operations is the amount of cash and net markers issued that are deposited in a gaming table's drop box.
Rolling chips are non-negotiable identifiable chips that are used to track turnover for purposes of calculating incentives.
Turnover is the sum of all losing rolling chip wagers within our Macau Operations' VIP program.
Table games win is the amount of table drop or turnover that is retained and recorded as casino revenues. Table games win is before discounts, commissions and the allocation of casino revenues to rooms, food and beverage and other revenues for services provided to casino customers on a complimentary basis.
Slot machine win is the amount of handle (representing the total amount wagered) that is retained by us and is recorded as casino revenues. Slot machine win is after adjustment for progressive accruals and free play, but before discounts and the allocation of casino revenues to rooms, food and beverage and other revenues for services provided to casino customers on a complimentary basis.
Average daily rate ("ADR") is calculated by dividing total room revenues, including complimentaries (less service charges, if any), by total rooms occupied.
Revenue per available room ("REVPAR") is calculated by dividing total room revenues, including complimentaries (less service charges, if any), by total rooms available.
Occupancy is calculated by dividing total occupied rooms, including complimentary rooms, by the total rooms available.

Below is a discussion of the methodologies used to calculate win percentages at our resorts.

In our VIP operations in Macau, customers primarily purchase rolling chips from the casino cage and can only use them to make wagers. Winning wagers are paid in cash chips. The loss of the rolling chips in the VIP operations is recorded as turnover and provides a base for calculating VIP win percentage. It is customary in Macau to measure VIP play using this rolling chip method. We expect our win as a percentage of turnover from these operations to be within the range of 2.7% to 3.0%. In our mass market operations in Macau, customers may purchase cash chips at either the gaming tables or at the casino cage.

The measurements from our VIP and mass market operations are not comparable as the measurement method used in our mass market operations tracks the initial purchase of chips at the table and at the casino cage, while the measurement method from our VIP operations tracks the sum of all losing wagers. Accordingly, the base measurement from the VIP operations is much larger than the base measurement from the mass market operations. As a result, the expected win percentage with the same amount of gaming win is smaller in the VIP operations when compared to the mass market operations.

In Las Vegas, customers purchase chips at the gaming tables. The cash and net markers used to purchase chips are deposited in the gaming table's drop box. This is the base of measurement that we use for calculating win percentage in Las Vegas. Each type of table game has its own theoretical win percentage. Our expected table games win percentage in Las Vegas is 22% to 26%.

Results of Operations

Summary of first quarter 2018 results

The results reflect the Company's adoption of the new accounting guidance for revenue recognition ("ASC 606"), effective January 1, 2018. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to reflect the full retrospective adoption of ASC 606, with no impact on operating income, net income or Adjusted Property EBITDA.

The following table summarizes our consolidated financial results for the periods presented (dollars in thousands, except per share data):

Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Percent Change
Operating revenues
$
1,715,578

 
$
1,423,757

 
20.5
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(204,307
)
 
$
100,816

 
NM
Diluted net income (loss) per share
$
(1.99
)
 
$
0.99

 
NM
Adjusted Property EBITDA
$
564,329

 
$
427,539

 
32.0
NM - not meaningful

 
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During the three months ended March 31, 2018, our net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $204.3 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $100.8 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for the same period of 2017. The change was primarily due to the $463.6 million litigation settlement expense and a $69.3 million increase in the Redemption Note fair value to its principal amount, partially offset by increases in our benefit for income taxes and operating income from Wynn Palace.

Adjusted Property EBITDA was $564.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 32.0%, or $136.8 million, from $427.5 million for the same period of 2017. The increase was the result of increases of $100.1 million, $28.7 million and $8.0 million, from Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively.

Financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Operating revenues

The following table presents operating revenues from our Macau and Las Vegas Operations (dollars in thousands): 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Percent
Change
Operating revenues
 
 
 
 
 
   Macau Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
618,241

 
$
552,716

 
11.9
Wynn Palace
665,846

 
452,306

 
47.2
   Total Macau Operations
1,284,087

 
1,005,022

 
27.8
   Las Vegas Operations
431,491

 
418,735

 
3.0
 
$
1,715,578

 
$
1,423,757

 
20.5

Operating revenues increased 20.5%, or $291.8 million, to $1.72 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $1.42 billion for the same period of 2017. The increase was the result of increases of $213.5 million, $65.5 million and $12.8 million from Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively.

Non-casino revenues consist of operating revenues from rooms, food and beverage, entertainment, retail and other. The following table presents operating revenues from our casino and non-casino revenues (dollars in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Percent
Change
Operating revenues
 
 
 
 
 
Casino revenues
$
1,242,139

 
$
989,740

 
25.5
Non-casino revenues
473,439

 
434,017

 
9.1
 
$
1,715,578

 
$
1,423,757

 
20.5

Casino revenues were 72.4% of total operating revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to 69.5% for the same period of 2017, while non-casino revenues were 27.6% of total operating revenues, compared to 30.5% for the same period of 2017.

Casino revenues

Casino revenues increased 25.5%, or $252.4 million, to $1.24 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $989.7 million for the same period of 2017. The increase was primarily due to increases of $191.4 million and $51.1 million from Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau, respectively. The increase in casino revenues from Wynn Palace was driven by increases of 58.1% and 39.3% in table drop and VIP turnover, respectively. The mass market operations at Wynn Palace also benefited from a 3.7 percentage point increase in mass market table games win percentage from 21.8% to 25.5%. The increase in casino revenues from Wynn Macau was primarily attributable to an increase of 16.4% in table drop.


 
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Prior to the opening of Wynn Palace, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau authorized 100 new table games for operation at Wynn Palace with 25 additional table games authorized for operation on January 1, 2017, and a further 25 new table games for operation on January 1, 2018, for a total of 150 new table games in the aggregate. In addition, we have and will continue to share table games between Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace, subject to the aggregate cap, to optimize our casino operations. As of April 15, 2018, we had a total of 312 table games at Wynn Macau and 323 at Wynn Palace.
The table below sets forth our casino revenues and associated key operating measures for our Macau and Las Vegas Operations (dollars in thousands, except for win per unit per day):  

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Increase/
(Decrease)
 
Percent
Change
Macau Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Wynn Macau:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total casino revenues
$
539,035

 
$
487,974

 
$
51,061

 
10.5

VIP:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average number of table games
114

 
87

 
27

 
31.0

VIP turnover
$
17,087,455

 
$
13,284,764

 
$
3,802,691

 
28.6

Table games win
$
445,189

 
$
438,912

 
$
6,277

 
1.4

VIP win as a % of turnover
2.61
%
 
3.30
%
 
(0.69
)
 
 
Table games win per unit per day
$
43,531

 
$
56,041

 
$
(12,510
)
 
(22.3
)
Mass market:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average number of table games
203

 
204

 
(1
)
 
(0.5
)
Table drop
$
1,322,815

 
$
1,136,896

 
$
185,919

 
16.4

Table games win
$
256,481

 
$
212,905

 
$
43,576

 
20.5

Table games win %
19.4
%
 
18.7
%
 
0.7

 
 
Table games win per unit per day
$
14,042

 
$
11,604

 
$
2,438

 
21.0

Average number of slot machines
939

 
886

 
53

 
6.0

Slot machine handle
$
1,002,819

 
$
856,683

 
$
146,136

 
17.1

Slot machine win
$
41,765

 
$
38,554

 
$
3,211

 
8.3

Slot machine win per unit per day
$
494

 
$
484

 
$
10

 
2.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Wynn Palace: