Wynn Resorts proposes banning its namesake from its casinos

Wynn Resorts proposes banning its namesake from its casinos

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission settled a lawsuit with Wynn in February, obtaining a report about Wynn's history of sexual misconduct and allowing the organization to continue their investigation into whether or not the company is fit to run a casino in their state.

The series of hearings opening Tuesday at Boston have consequences for the Las Vegas company's MA casino permit and Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion hotel in Everett it plans to start in June. The property is slated to open doors on June 23 near Boston.

The company also suggests the Massachusetts Gaming Commission impose other conditions to further distance the company from its namesake, such as prohibiting company executives from having social contact with Steve Wynn.

Wynn Resorts said that it would ban Mr. Wynn from all its properties, including its flagship resorts Wynn Las Vegas and Encore as well as the soon-to-be-opened Encore Boston Harbor. He was involved in many aspects of the company's operations and was even the mastermind behind the iconic design of its properties.

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According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wynn Resorts filed a 49-page legal brief with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission outlining 13 measures the company intends to implement to prove its sustainability in Massachusetts.

Those suggestions include a compliance committee to investigate sexual assault claims, an annual audit of their policies, routine discrimination and harassment training for their staff, to stay away from Steve Wynn's lawyers, and to otherwise keep the MGC in the loop on every complaint raised.

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.

Wynn Resorts was fined a record $20 million by the Nevada Gaming Control Board in response to the founder's scandal.

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