“Should the Massachusetts Gaming Commission find Wynn Resorts is unfit”
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has reported that, “should the Massachusetts Gaming Commission find that Wynn Resorts is unfit for a license to open its US$2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino complex,” they are ready to step in and buy the property.
In a statement published by the Boston Herald, the company added that, “If that determination finds Wynn Resorts unsuitable to hold a gaming license in Massachusetts, Mohegan Sun is prepared to participate in a process that would assign that license to another operator—and enter into negotiations with the appropriate parties to acquire the facility under construction,”
Wynn Resorts has been under investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission since early this year in connection with the sexual assault allegations against company co-founder Steve Wynn. Although Steve Wynn no longer has any business connection to the company that bears his name, questions remain about whether or not other company officials handled the matter appropriately.
A report is due to be published soon that will have strong bearing on the case but Steve Wynn has sued to have portions of the report kept private, “in particular any information that he says violates his own attorney-client protections.”