Wynn Resorts proposes banning its namesake from its casinos | AP business

Marco Green
April 14, 2019

Nevada Gaming Control Board has confirmed to Wynn Resorts that, following its investigation into allegations against its its co-founder, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that its current CEO Matt Maddox is "found suitable as an officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited in Nevada in January 2010, and remains in good standing with the Nevada Gaming Control Board".

The casino mogul was not in attendance Tuesday when the gaming commission of the state opened a set of hearings into the response. However, a compromise is sought by two writers with The Globe, which would include Maddox being given the boot due to his close ties to Steve Wynn. "Matt will do an excellent job leading our team of 25,000 employees worldwide, and with the expected opening of our US$2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor destination resort in Everett, Massachusetts".

Wynn Resorts has removed its security chief after he acknowledged spying on employees following allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.

MA gambling labs are holding hearings and releasing a research to Wynn Resorts handled allegations of sexual misconduct.

The state Gambling Commission was exploring whether company officials hid information once its use was being considered by the state for a license in 2014.

The Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant filed this past Monday a 49-page legal brief with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that contained 13 measures the company plans to introduce in a bid to prove its suitability to operate the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor.

It's not clear why Wynn Resorts isn't pursuing the proposed steps on its own.

If the MGC takes up that offer, Steve Wynn would be prohibited from both the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, the Macau locations operated by Wynn Resorts, as well as the new Boston project at the heart of the MGC case.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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