|Steve Wynn, Chairman of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, has consulted with Maryland legislators to discuss opening casinos in Maryland. Wynn reportedly has met with “the president of the Maryland Senate, the prospective speaker of the House of Delegates and at least one committee chairman.” |
Wynn has also asked to see Governor-elect Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., a Republican, who “politely rebuffed” the Vegas tycoon, an aide to Erhlich said.
The legislators reported that Wynn asked about legalizing slot machine gambling in the state and expressed his desire to build “a major entertainment, horse-racing slot-machine emporium at one of Maryland's existing racetracks or possibly at a tourist destination, “ said Delegate Howard P. Rawlings, a Democrat serving Baltimore, and the Chairman of the Maryland House Appropriations Committee. Rawlings is a supporter of expanding the slot machine business in Maryland.
Wynn, reportedly, was at one time the highest-paid executive in the United States. He is also credited with “remaking Las Vegas into a destination not just for gamblers but for upscale vacationers…”