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.