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Steve Wynn: Miami Beach, not Miami, is the dream location for a resort casino

Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn vaulted into the center of South Florida’s gambling debate Wednesday by declaring the Miami Beach Convention Center site to be the region’s ideal option for a massive new casino resort.

“I think that Miami Beach is the greatest site for a destination resort in the United States,” Wynn said shortly after a lunch with the city’s mayor, Matti Herrera Bower, and its manager, Jorge Gonzalez.

Of the roughly 50 acres of Miami Beach-owned land that includes the convention center, parking garages and city hall, Wynn called it the “best” and added: “It has a huge footprint. Adjacent to a convention center that can be expanded and improved. It’s a site that is close to the ocean.”

Wynn’s sudden emergence on South Florida’s budding casino scene promises to reshape a debate that is gripping political leaders statewide. Story here.


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The Black widow lives in Bal Harbour.
Gambling should help the city. With elements of fraud.


If I remember my history (35+ years ago) … Steve Wynn as well as a lot of other Las Vegas casino owners and executives wanted to be in Miami instead of going to Atlantic City. Please do not give them that opportunity today.

You are going to get a really BIG surprise if Miami or South Florida gets those BIG casinos in the Destination Resort Bill.

I was actually in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City, NJ working for the casinos during the 1970's when the Las Vegas casino executives and the New Jersey politicians & New Jersey gaming commission made a lot of BIG "promises" to the people in New Jersey and Atlantic City about improving their economy and housing.

Guess what ? There is still high unemployment and slums in Atlantic City today ( 35+ years later ) while those million dollar casinos are making a lot of money. Please do not make the same mistake in Miami or South Florida !

Please contact all your public government officials and tell them to vote NO against these BIG casinos in the Destination Resort Bill !


No casino development has ever helped any City. None.

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