Steve Wynn's Vegas Vision Turned Into Reality


The Wynns are into making money, and the diamond is sure to be used to draw in customers at their latest venture in Macau, gambling's latest hot spot.

"My definition of a visionary," said Wynn, "is someone who knows where the market wants to go about five minutes ahead of everyone else. Somebody's got to show the way, I guess."

How good Wynn's vision on Macau is remains to be seen. What is clear, is that Wynn's actual vision is failing. He has a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, which narrows his vision.

"I don't see well in the dark at all. Like, when you walk into a movie theater, before your eyes adjust, that's what it's like for me."

The man with the world-class art collection, the diamonds and the fabulous hotels may one day not be able to see them at all.

"You have a choice in life," said Wynn. "I mean, we all tend to define our own misery, but I think we get to decide whether or not we get defeated on the spot, or wait till we actually are defeated. And so, I'm concentrating on what I can see, so to speak, and what I can do — not what I can't do."

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