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Update: Coming Soon: Wynn Atlantic City

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 26th September 2006 2:32am
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Freshly aglow from the massive opening of Wynn Macau, Steve Wynn paid a visit to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine on Monday. The discussions, obviously, were about Wynn's return to Atlantic City nearly 20 years after a contentious relicenture hearing nearly stripped Wynn of his New Jersey Gaming License.

So bygones, being bygones, Jersey's top brass welcomed Wynn with open arms and pocketbooks at the Atlantic City Tropicana, proclaiming their undying admiration and unabashed hopes that Mr. Marvelous will pitch a chocolate tent on the Jersey shore. With the success of the Borgata, it's become apparent to everyone that investing in Atlantic City has a larger potential return than what has been milked out of change bucket toting grannies fresh off a charterbus that smells like Prep H.

As if that weren't a long enough run-on sentence, the Jersey boys took a little stroll up and down the boardwalk with Stevsi, probably getting down to brass tacks (how much for the ape?) and throwing out some ballpark figures for the sale of Bader Field - about what it might take to dock a Wynner on the Jersey shore?

The bad news is that some kid from Pennsylvania is squatting on WynnAtlanticCity.com. Cha-ching. Here's the scoop from NJ.com

Steve Wynn, the man who was anointed king of the casino industry after he remade Las Vegas in the 1990s, wants to roll the dice on Atlantic City -- again.

Wynn had a private audience Friday with Gov. Jon Corzine and state Sen. William Gormley at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, and was later spotted walking along Atlantic Avenue with the powerful Republican senator from Atlantic County. The casino mogul was in town to advance his latest plan for a casino.

Corzine welcomed the idea of Wynn's return to New Jersey, three government officials said, but he did not go into too much detail about the plans. Instead, Corzine told Wynn that Gary Rose, the governor's economic development czar, would lead the discussions.

A call to Wynn's office was not returned. Gormley, the casino industry's top political ally, said Wynn is "a very nice guy. It was very nice to see him."

"Obviously, people would like to see people like Steve Wynn in New Jersey," Gormley said. "I would say it was a very positive meeting about New Jersey."



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