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Steve Wynn: Waiting for an adult to show up in presidential campaign

Steve Wynn 'befuddled' by U.S. election

Steve Wynn is surprised and befuddled at the level of discourse in this election.

With less than three months until Americans head to the polls, the casino mogul hopes Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will begin to outline specific economic plans on the campaign trail.

"What we've heard is promises to spend more money, to give more things away, without any discussion on how they're going to be paid for," Wynn told CNBC while in Macau for the upcoming opening of his new resort Wynn Palace.

Wynn denied reports that he was serving as an adviser to Trump's campaign.

"Donald calls me and asks me what I think. Very often I will answer him, but Donald Trump is his own adviser. He is his own campaign manager."

When asked whom the entertainment mogul will be voting for, Wynn said he hadn't yet committed to a candidate.

"Someone who will take responsibility for the real welfare of the American people to be honest with them," he said. "I'd like to have that adult in the room. I'm waiting for that person to emerge in this campaign."

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn
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Over the years, Wynn has supported candidates from both parties, yet has known Trump for more than 30 years, dating back to development projects in Atlantic City.

Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, is showing little signs of slowing down, despite concerns of an economic slowdown.

In addition to the opening of the reported $4.1 billion resort in Macau, he has announced plans to build a lake resort on the Vegas strip.

He said uncertainty that typically comes with an election year is weighing on his mind.

"We don't know which way we're going. That's troubling for me."

Wynn said climbing debt and shrinking paychecks were contributing to increasing dissatisfaction of Americans this election cycle.

"I think generally the folks from mainland China have more positive feelings about the government here in many cases than the average Americans feel about their government," he said.