The Real Deal Miami

Steve Wynn backs casino at Miami Beach Convention Center

November 10, 2011 10:40AM

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn said he supported a gambling resort at
the site of the Miami Beach Convention Center — not as part of a
teardown, but an expansion. “I think Miami Beach is the best destination
resort in America,” he said. The neighborhood around the convention
center has smaller buildings than, for example, downtown Miami or
Collins Avenue, but it’s possible a potential gaming resort could go in
the area near the Jackie Gleason theater and the New World Center. Wynn
is among those interested in bringing gaming to Miami, following the
high-profile plans of Malaysian firm Genting. Wynn reportedly checked
out the Miami Worldcenter last month. [SFBJ]