Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

Sinatra left Wynn with $9m in cash, stock

Sinatra left Wynn with $9m in cash, stock

Nevada report said she failed to act on sexual misconduct allegations

KIM SINATRA, a top Wynn Resorts official caught up in the scandal over Steve Wynn’s sexual misconduct, walked out the door of the company last summer with more than $9 million in cash and stock, according to a company proxy statement released on Wednesday. Sinatra received a cash severance payment of $1.8 million and stock(...)

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Settlement paves way for release of Wynn report

Settlement paves way for release of Wynn report

Casino mogul succeeds in excluding some information

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION released a lightly redacted legal settlement with Steve Wynn on Thursday that paves the way for the unveiling of a long-awaited report on the suitability of Wynn Resorts’ Boston-area casino license. The commission also released heavily redacted minutes from the commission’s recent closed-door executive sessions on the legal negotiations, which delayed(...)

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Gaming panel chair: We’re getting the information we need on Wynn

Gaming panel chair: We’re getting the information we need on Wynn

But she doesn’t know if settlement will exclude some documents

THE CHAIRWOMAN of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission assured the public on Thursday that an upcoming legal settlement with Steve Wynn will yield all the information the agency needs to make a decision about whether the Las Vegas gambling company should be allowed to retain its casino license. The commission has come under fire for moving(...)

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Gaming panel clears path for Wynn report

Gaming panel clears path for Wynn report

Tells lawyers to finalize agreement ending lawsuit logjam

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION voted unanimously on Wednesday to authorize its attorneys to finalize an agreement with Steve Wynn that would allow the commissioners to receive the agency’s long-awaited investigative report on the gambling executive’s alleged sexual misconduct and the company’s suitability to retain its Massachusetts casino license. The five-member commission, led by new chair(...)

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Nevada gaming officials propose fine for Wynn Resorts

Nevada gaming officials propose fine for Wynn Resorts

Under settlement, company’s licenses would not be affected

NEVADA GAMING OFFICIALS released a complaint against Wynn Resorts on Monday identifying at least seven instances where employees were either raped, forced into sexual relationships, or sexually harassed by Steve Wynn between 2005 and 2014 and another situation where an employee facilitated sex between cocktail servers and Steve Wynn and his guests. In two of(...)

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Baker names legal aide to head Gaming Commission

Baker names legal aide to head Gaming Commission

Judd-Stein to replace Stephen Crosby on Feb. 4

WITH COMPLEX DECISIONS over the future of the nearly completed casino in Everett and the possibility of casino gaming in southeastern Massachusetts looming, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday appointed someone the lieutenant governor described as one of the administration’s “go-to people for complicated things” to chair the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Cathy Judd-Stein, who currently serves(...)

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Gaming Commission on two tracks with Wynn

Gaming Commission on two tracks with Wynn

Casino license still up in air as construction wraps up, opening nears

IT WAS AN ODD JUXTAPOSITION at Thursday’s meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, with commissioners one minute trying to figure out when they will be able to see a report on whether Wynn Resorts should be allowed to retain its casino license and the next minute praising the company for the progress of its construction(...)

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Gaming Commission facing heat on Wynn probe

Gaming Commission facing heat on Wynn probe

Everett casino scheduled to open in six months

WITH JUST SIX MONTHS to go before the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor opens, the validity of the Wynn Resorts casino license is still up in the air. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission launched an investigation of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts nearly a year ago, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Steve Wynn had(...)

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New Wynn board chair makes his case

New Wynn board chair makes his case

Satre says revoking casino license wouldn’t be fair

CHANCES ARE WE’LL be seeing more and more of Phil Satre in Boston. The new, 69-year-old chairman of the board at Wynn Resorts is expected to take a lead role in efforts to convince Massachusetts regulators that the company should be allowed to hang on to its casino license in the wake of Steve Wynn’s(...)

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Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Says Wynn Resorts gave privileged materials to agency

STEVE WYNN is suing his former company, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and the commission’s chief investigator, seeking to block the upcoming release of a report on his sexual misconduct that allegedly relies on improperly obtained privileged information. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in Las Vegas and publicly disclosed at a Gaming Commission hearing Thursday, claims(...)

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