The Nevada Gaming Mechanism Board wants to remove Steve Wynn from his gaming license after the casino mogul’s departure as Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after the release of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. “His conduct verified that he is not a person of decent personality, morality, and reliability,” the board said in a complaint filed before the Nevada Gaming Contract Monday. His actions also demonstrated that he posed a threat to the State of Nevada’s public interest,” the complaint said. The panel recommended the suspension and a fine for Wynn after the tycoon had not attended the board’s scheduled hearing on the allegations. A characteristic for Wynn decayed to comment on CNN Tuesday.
After a bombshell report revealed, former Wynn Resorts executives concealed years of sexual misconduct allegations against the billionaire, the state’s gaming commission is responsible for deciding if Wynn’s business is still eligible for a state casino license. The report, out by the Massachusetts Gaming Contract in April, said that the company raised a nation of secrecy in which losses of sexual misbehavior and harassment were afraid to complain or believed that it would be pointless to do so. In February 2018, Wynn stepped down as CEO. He denied the charges nor participated in any non-consensual relationship. Wynn’s agency, according to the gaming board report, acknowledged to the control board that it did not enforce corporate policies and procedures when it came to allegations of sexual misconduct against Wynn, according to the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the charges have not correctly addressed or investigated.
Wynn Resorts has been fined $20 million for repeated failure to respond adequately to the allegations in its Monday report; the gaming control board said Wynn had “repeatedly violated the gaming laws and regulations of Nevada, discrediting the State of Nevada and its gaming industry.” “It’s unfair to be associated with a gaming company or the gaming industry as a whole,” says the lawsuit. Wynn never revealed the allegations and, according to the complaint, covered “at least some” by non-disclosure agreements. Negative coverage has hurt the image of Nevada, and the control board claims the gaming industry.