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Steve Wynn built casino fortune with bold designs, tenacity

Casino mogul altered the Vegas landscape

LAS VEGAS - Steve Wynn is adamant: It is not the money that attracts him to Foxborough, where the casino magnate wants to build a gambling resort. At 70, the restless billionaire could hardly spend what he already has.

“I can’t explain it,’’ said Wynn, an obsessive designer of elaborate buildings and landscapes, ranked by Forbes as the world’s 491st richest person. “I never thought of it in terms of the money. It’s something I can do and when I’m doing it, I’m in love with it.’’

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