Steve Wynn : Changing Las Vegas

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Steve Wynn: Changing Las Vegas Introduction Even if you have never been to Las Vegas you have heard of Steve Wynn or one of his hotels, but what people do not know is the impact Steve had on the way we know Las Vegas today. Steve Alan Weinberg was born January 27, 1942 to Michael and Zelma Weinberg in New Haven, Connecticut. Four years after Steve was born his father changed their name from Weinberg to Wynn to avoid anti-Semitic lifestyle for his family. Steve’s father ran a bingo parlor and moved to Las Vegas in 1952 for a short time before moving to upstate New York where Steve would attend The Manlius School and later graduate the University of Pennsylvania. (Wynn, 2015) Early Years Following his fathers death of a heart attack in…show more content…
Wynn would go on to renovate the Golden Nugget and turn it into one of the finest hotels on the strip. Wynn expanded the Golden Nugget by adding three additional hotel towers and remodeling the façade. (Burbank, 2010) Steve Wynn: Creating A Legacy After establishing himself on in Las Vegas Wynn expanded to Atlantic City where he would build another Golden Nugget hotel and casino, which he later sold for a $260 million profit, among accusations that he was involved with New York mobster Anthony Salerno. With his focus once again on the strip, Wynn received enough loans and credit to building what would become the Mirage, a then record setting $620 million hotel. With the completion of the Mirage it changed the face of the struggling run down strip. The Mirage was considered the first “Megaresort” and was intended to impress the middle and upper class tourists and inspired other hotels to build similar resorts, such as the MGM Grand, Luxor and Excalibur. In 1993, Steve Wynn erected another megaresort right next to the Mirage and named it Treasure Island. Treasure Island is a 32-story hotel-casino and ha a live simulated pirate ship battle that is preformed every fifteen minutes. A year after The Mirage opened; Siegfried & Roy started preforming nightly from 8 P.M. to midnight on the hour. Another attraction that started at the Mirage was Cirque De Soleil, which
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