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March 24, 2011

MGM Who?

Posted by Hunter

It's obvious that Steve sees WYNN as the spiritual successor to Mirage Resorts, not MGM Resorts International:

As a company that has safely conducted gaming in the US for more than 40 years, we believe that the same can be done for poker on the internet

From the Wynn Resorts press release today about their alliance with

Wynn Resorts was founded in 2002 (though some of it's subsidiaries existed as far back as 2000).


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March 25, 2011 8:16 AM Posted by parchedearth

Could he have meant the Desert Inn; as the Mirage wasn't built and I'm not sure he was even running the GN 40 years ago? I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't some corporate continuity through his purchase of the DI (e.g. he has the DI's water rights).

March 25, 2011 8:19 AM Posted by Hunter

He started at GNG in 1973 which is almost 40 years. That was my assumption but maybe you're right, though the DI stood for 50 years. Either way, I thought it was a fun little extract.

March 27, 2011 1:24 AM Posted by Dan Short

Surprised he didn't say 60 years since he ran the bingo hall in NJ.

You mean press releases don't always contain the whole truth?