If mega-casino developer Steve Wynn had his druthers, he would build a destination resort casino and attach it to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
"Since I was raised here, I lived here all through high school and college I've always had a very strong feeling about Miami Beach," he told NBC Miami. "I think Miami Beach is... the best destination resort city in America."
It's been years in coming, he said.
"It should be have been here years ago," Wynn said. "My preferred site, the convention center... expand it and build there because its a nice, deep round property and you don't have to abandon streets," Wynn said.
Wynn dined at famed South Beach restaurant Joe's Stone Crab with Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and a real estate developer.
Wynn told NBC Miami that South Beach would be an ideal spot, upgrading the area and feeding off the existing entertainment features.
Two South Florida state lawmakers introduced identical bills which would license three Vegas-style destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.