The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the state’s top gambling regulator, said that it is still investigating whether to pull the license for Wynn Resorts for its under-construction casino in the Boston area following the announcement late on February 6 that Wynn Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn had resigned amid multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations.
The commission wants to “assess the overall impact and implications of this significant development,” it said in a statement after Wynn’s resignation.
As it stands now, the $2.4 billion, 3 million-square-foot casino and resort on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett is set to open very precisely at 8 p.m. on June 24, 2019. The company referenced progress on the project in its own release on the resignation:
The company will continue to fully focus on its operations at Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace and Wynn Las Vegas; the development and opening of the first phase of Wynn Paradise Park, currently under construction on the former Wynn golf course; as well as the construction of Wynn Boston Harbor, which will open in June 2019.
Wynn Resorts snagged the license for what it (somewhat incongruously) calls the Wynn Boston Harbor in September 2014. The company says it has spent $1.13 billion to date assembling parcels and constructing buildings.
Steve Wynn denies the allegations against him. Stay tuned.