When Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas decided a renovation would include a brand-new sports bar, The Golden Circle, the casino knew it couldn’t be subtle if it wanted to stand out. After all, Las Vegas is known for big, bold attractions—from architecture to shows to the always-lit Las Vegas Strip.
To shake things up and create a space that’s perfect for watching the city’s new, hugely popular NHL team the Golden Knights, LED visualization solutions provider NanoLumens was contracted to design and deliver an ultra-wide 24-by-5-foot, 1.8mm pixel pitch LED videowall that is now the centerpiece of the all-new sports bar.
Along with more than twenty HDTVs located throughout the bar, the NanoLumens display is used to show sporting events, races, and live TV. The ultra-wide display was divided into three 16:9 sections that can each display a single image or a 2×2 layout, so that up to 12 broadcast streams can be shown at one time, all in 16:9.
“It was important to use one of NanoLumens’ finest pitches, 1.8mm, to deliver HD quality across each windowed section,” explained Shane Snell of National Technology Associates (NTA), the firm that installed the bar’s technology infrastructure. “It was the perfect size to enable each window to display 720p content. The displays excellent off-angle viewing was a big need as well, since we wanted it to be visible from as many seats as possible. At this point, I think it’s the nicest display they have on the entire property.”
NTA built an easy-to-use, IP-based backend system using a video wall tiling processor and Crestron 4K 2×2 processors that will be able to keep up with future video standards. NTA also supplemented the space’s existing audio system with DSP amplifiers from BSS and some additional Tannoy speakers and subwoofers.
“When hospitality owners want to make a statement and give people an exciting reason to dine or visit, a large, impressive NanoLumens LED display really does the trick,” said NanoLumens Regional Sales Manager Kara Green. “Not only is The Golden Circle’s display at Treasure Island Casino capable of running twenty-four hours a day for years, it’s also bright and sharp enough to be seen from the adjacent casino floor, creating a draw that brings more customers into the bar.”