The Wynn Casinos
Stephen Alan Weinberg is the previous CEO of Mirage Resorts, and founder and owner of Wynn Resorts Limited - a conglomerate that operates and develops premier luxury hotels and casinos. Steve was one of the pioneers in the casino industry.
He was among the first few people who helped create the Las Vegas Strip. What started as a little share in Las Vegas' Frontier Hotel and Casino grew to become a controlling share in the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
With his vision and direction, he was able to transform this old gambling house into an opulent resort hotel and casino with the greatest success. This appealed to the upper class who found it fashionable to be indulging in luxury. And this was just the beginning.
The first resort hotel and casino that Steve built was the Mirage in 1989. It had the most expensive construction at that time with real gold dust used in making the glass for the windows to give it the iconic golden color. The Mirage raised the bar for the standards of luxury for the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, highlighting on the quality of service.
In 1993, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino was built right next to the Mirage. He also developed the Bellagio which broke the record as the world's most expensive hotel. The Mirage, Treasure Island, and the Bellagio would later be sold to MGM Grand.
In 2002, Wynn Resorts Limited was created; this was to be a whole new level of destination casino resorts. In 2005 Wynn Las Vegas opened its doors. It is basically a whole package of experience. Aside from the expected casinos and restaurants, they also have night clubs, boutiques, and a golf club. Its main attraction is the Lake of Dreams - a waterfall from a mountain which leads to a famous 3 acre lake. They also have a luxury car dealership where you could buy a Ferrari anytime.
A year later in 2006 Wynn Macau was put in operation. It was Asia's first Vegas-like hotel and casino after Steve Wynn won one of three gaming concessions offered by the Macau Government. They have a number of restaurants, spas, designer boutiques, suites, and villas. The casino is located on the ground floor of the establishment.
However, they also feature a one of a kind sky casino on top of the Encore Tower at Wynn Macau which is the second building expansion. As of now, construction is still going on for a new hotel casino in Macau's famous Cotai Strip. This new addition to the Wynn properties would be finished by 2014 - 2015.
Anyway small or big, let's enjoy gambling with reason.