Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

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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Boston Magazine gets only half the story

Boston Magazine gets only half the story

How biased was the Gaming Commission in favor of Steve Wynn?

BOSTON MAGAZINE’S recent story about the state’s embrace of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts tells only half the tale. The article by Michael Damiano seeks to portray the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and its chairman Stephen Crosby as toadies eager to bend their own rules to land Wynn’s casino in Everett. The commission and Crosby certainly(...)

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Suffolk Downs files $3b suit against Wynn Resorts

Suffolk Downs files $3b suit against Wynn Resorts

Court action comes in midst of casino license suitability review

THE FORMER OWNER of Suffolk Downs filed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts in federal court on Monday alleging numerous violations of racketeering laws and seeking a total of $3 billion in damages. The lawsuit was filed as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is preparing to decide whether Wynn is suitable to retain its casino license in(...)

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