Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

Wynn Resorts probe far from over

Wynn Resorts probe far from over

Steve Wynn may have resigned, but the investigation extends beyond him

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Steve Wynn’s resignation as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts will be a factor in the agency’s investigation of the company but it won’t bring an end to the probe. Ed Bedrosian told members of the Gaming Commission on Wednesday that Wynn’s resignation reflects how the(...)

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Steve Wynn’s departure doesn’t make Wynn Resorts suitable

Steve Wynn’s departure doesn’t make Wynn Resorts suitable

Precedent suggests the firm should lose its Mass. license

STEVE WYNN HAS RESIGNED as the CEO of his company in the wake of a bombshell Wall Street Journal report that alleged a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct. His resignation, while clearly a step in the right direction, does not make Wynn Resorts suitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts. What is suitability? In(...)

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Gaming Commission could yank Wynn Resorts license

Gaming Commission could yank Wynn Resorts license

Initial focus of probe is Steve Wynn’s $7.5m manicurist settlement

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION said on Wednesday that its investigation of Steve Wynn could lead to the revocation of the Wynn Resorts casino license in Everett and indicated the early focus of the probe would center on a $7.5 million settlement the Las Vegas casino mogul paid to a former manicurist at the company. The(...)

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Baker calls allegations against Wynn appalling

Baker calls allegations against Wynn appalling

If true, gov says, Las Vegas casino mogul is 'unsuitable' to hold Mass. license

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said Monday that if the allegations of sexual misconduct by casino employees against Steve Wynn are true then the developer would be unsuitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts, but his condemnation came with one major caveat. “I’m not the decision maker,” the governor said. Baker, a(...)

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Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Follows Wall Street Journal report on alleged sexual misconduct

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION said on Friday that its investigations and enforcement bureau will launch a “regulatory review” of allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, whose company Wynn Enterprises is building a $2.4 billion casino and hotel complex in Everett. The allegations surfaced on Friday in a story in the Wall Street Journal, which(...)

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Wynn interested in buying Everett T facility

Wynn interested in buying Everett T facility

Las Vegas developer keen on acquiring property around casino

WYNN RESORTS IS INTERESTED in purchasing a massive MBTA repair facility adjacent to the Everett property where it is building a $2.4 billion hotel and casino, but so far has made no formal offer. Several sources confirmed Wynn and state transportation officials have kicked around the idea of the Las Vegas casino developer purchasing the(...)

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Revisiting one of Walsh’s biggest defeats

Revisiting one of Walsh’s biggest defeats

Walsh lost his battle against Wynn Resorts, but now it seems forgotten

IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER NOW why Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spent a good chunk of his initial two years in office fighting a legal and verbal war with Steve Wynn and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. At the time, Walsh said he felt Boston was a host community to Wynn’s Everett casino because no one could(...)

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Wynn to spend $90m buying land near casino

Wynn to spend $90m buying land near casino

Wants to make Everett entertainment, convention destination

LAS VEGAS MOGUL STEVE WYNN said he has already spent $75 million buying up property near the Wynn Resorts hotel-casino complex in Everett and plans to spend a total of $90 million. “It’s property that we’re buying so we can turn Everett into a great example in America of how a business can change a(...)

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$12m sitting unused in horse fund

$12m sitting unused in horse fund

Money a concern as racing committee sets ‘split’

STATE OFFICIALS SAID on Wednesday that $12 million is currently sitting unused in a fund that provides purses for horse races. The fund, which relies on gambling revenues that flow to the state, has often been eyed by officials on Beacon Hill looking for money to help balance the budget. So far the money has(...)

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Plainridge pulling gambling money back to Mass.

Plainridge pulling gambling money back to Mass.

Study: 58% of revenue 'recaptured,' 20% from out-of-state

NEARLY 60 PERCENT of the money collected by the Plainridge Park Casino during its first year of operation came from Massachusetts gamblers who previously would have been going out of state to place their bets. A team of researchers from the Donahue Institute at the UMass Amherst estimated on Thursday that $100 million of the(...)

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