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Massachusetts calls for Wynn’s name to be stripped from Everett casino

Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, has called for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to revoke the casino licence given to Wynn Resorts to operate the US$2.4bn casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett. Or at least not to include Wynn’s name in the venue.

Following the claims of sexual harassment allegations against Wynn’s Founder and former leader Steve Wynn, Attorney General Maura Healey said: “It’s clear to me, if what’s being alleged is true, that the casino cannot bear Wynn’s name. I’m not convinced the company should have a license at all. At a minimum, state gaming officials should demand the US$2.4bn casino not use the Wynn name.”

“I certainly think that’s one of the things that should be on the table. Obviously, the allegations from the beginning, all of them, have been horrifying and incredibly disturbing,” added Healey.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker agreed saying of the potential for a name change to the property: “I certainly think that’s one of the things that should be on the table, based on their findings.”

Massachusetts Gaming Commission is investigating whether Wynn Resorts’ officials were aware of the allegations prior to the licence being granted.

Commission spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said: “Currently all options are on the table. We must first complete our investigation and have a full accounting of the facts before we pre-determine outcomes or speculate about next steps.”

Wynn Resorts has said so far that it is not planning to change the casino’s or company’s name. The resort is expected to open in summer of 2019.

Source: GMB / G3 Newswire