Wynn Resorts opens 'war room'

Inside what used to be the cavernous, ornate board room of the former Insurance Co. of North America, Wynn Resorts has set up its “war room,” outfitted with floor-to-ceiling banners listing the pros and cons of each of the six contenders for the city’s second casino license.

It doesn’t take a seer to figure out who Wynn Resorts likes the best.

The host of the war room ­– or should I say, general – is Daniel J. Keating 3d, whose company wants to build the Wynn Resort project on a 60-acre site on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown and Port Richmond. Keating Consulting L.L.C. is located at 1600 Arch Street and restored the 88-year-old, former headquarters of INA into offices, retail space and condos.

Since it opened about six weeks ago, Keating said about 100 people from about 20 different groups have stopped by the 16th-floor war room. Visitors have included neighbors from community groups, reporters, members of City Council members and city staffers.

Keating thinks the big visuals convey better than a PowerPoint or brochure what’s at stake in the casino competition. He said it’s open to the public. Anyone who wants to visit should call Keating Consulting at (610)660-4940.