Wynn Resorts, the Vegas firm behind the 3 million-square-foot casino-resort under construction in Everett, wants the name of its disgraced founder and former leader scrubbed from its Massachusetts gaming license.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to take up the request on April 12.
Several women have accused Steve Wynn of sexual harassment and assault, including rape. He left his namesake company in February and later sold his stake in it.
Construction of the Everett complex, known currently as the Wynn Boston Harbor, continues unabated, however, with an opening expected in June 2019.
The request to remove Steve Wynn’s name from the license—an expected formality, according to the Globe’s Jon Chesto—follows speculation that Wynn Resorts may change the name of the casino-resort itself to remove Wynn from that too.
Moreover, Wynn Resorts could end up selling the complex before it opens—that is, if there are any takers for the $2.4 billion development.
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