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Billionaire 9 West Owner Eyes NYC Casino Bid in Reshaped Empire

Stefan Soloviev, who owns 9 West 57th St., is pitching a casino complex with a Ferris wheel and democracy museum in Manhattan.

Stefan Soloviev, left, and his son Quintin on ranch land in Towner, Colorado.
Stefan Soloviev, left, and his son Quintin on ranch land in Towner, Colorado.Photographer: Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg

Stefan Soloviev has been an apartment landlord, farmer and railroad operator, with an empire stretching from the unforgiving croplands of the American West to the gladiatorial arenas of global finance. 

Now, he wants to add gaming mogul to his dizzying resume.