Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

How Steve Wynn covered his tracks

How Steve Wynn covered his tracks

Gaming Commission report indicates money bought silence

“THAT’S THE QUESTION, isn’t it?” asked Steve Wynn in an October 2017 deposition. That was Wynn’s response when he was asked why he paid a manicurist and her husband $7.5 million in 2005 if her allegation that she was raped and impregnated by the gambling mogul was false, as Wynn insisted it was. “That was(...)

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Report cites ‘significant, repetitive’ failures at Wynn Resorts

Report cites ‘significant, repetitive’ failures at Wynn Resorts

Maddox, other company officials say firm has changed

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION on Tuesday began a sprawling review of Wynn Resorts, delving into the alleged sex crimes of the company’s founder, the way it jettisoned an executive working on the Everett resort two years ago, the financial future of the publicly traded firm, and an introduction to an array of new officials running(...)

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Report cites significant, repetitive ‘failures’ at Wynn Resorts

Report cites significant, repetitive ‘failures’ at Wynn Resorts

Gaming Commission says Steve Wynn party to six settlements

WYNN RESORTS maintained a culture of cover-up when it came to allegations of sexual misconduct against the company’s founder, according to an extensive report compiled by Massachusetts gambling regulators. The report, which was provided to the news media on Tuesday ahead of a multi-day hearing into the company’s actions, provides a window into Steve Wynn’s(...)

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As hearings begin, Steve Wynn eluding disciplinary action

As hearings begin, Steve Wynn eluding disciplinary action

No charges filed against him yet; stock sales net casino mogul $2.1b

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION opens a series of hearings this week on the sexual misconduct of Steve Wynn, but the gambling mogul is unlikely to attend and unlikely to face any disciplinary action despite allegations of rape and sexual harassment. The Gaming Commission on Tuesday is expected to release its report on Wynn’s sexual misconduct,(...)

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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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