Nevada Wants Steve Wynn Out of the Gaming Industry

The Nevada Control Board insists on having oversight overousted casino executive Steve Wynn. Mr. Wynn has refused to allow what he considersmeddling in his personal life and is challenging any attempts in thisdirection.

Nevada Wants to Have Oversight Over Mr. Wynn

A court will have to decide if Nevada’s gaming regulator, the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), can have a legal right to oversee former Wynn Resorts boss, Steve Wynn, and his relation to the gaming industry in the Silver State. Mr. Wynn settled with regulators at the beginning of 2019.

The form 7BALL CC er Wynn boss has been in the cross-hairs ofregulators for a while now, and specifically after the Wall Street Journal(WSJ) first broke the news about widespread sexual allegations and advancesmade by Mr. Wynn towards female staff.

On Thursday, December 19, an attorney for Mr.Wynn said it would ask for a judicial review to bar any control on behalf ofthe NGC over Mr. Wynn. The attorney explained that since Mr. Wynn was no longerassociated with the Wynn Resorts brand he founded in 2002, he could nolonger be prosecuted in relation to his involvement in the Nevada gamingindustry.

The Gaming Control Board filed a motion in October in which it requested Mr. Wynn to be completely disassociated with the industry as it tarnished its reputation.

Don Campbell, Mr. Wynn’s attorney, argued that Nevadacan no longer exert any oversight over Mr. Wynn. According to him, Mr. Wynn hadresigned from the company and sold all his assets in a bid to protect the interestsof the company and its name:

“He has no control over Wynn Resorts as a matter of law, no financial interest and he no longer exercises any control. In less than 90 days, he ended all personal involvement and ended a nearly 50-year career in Nevada gaming.”

Campbell now intends to appeal the NGC decision with the ClarkCounty District Court in Las Vegas in a bid to bar anyattempts on the part of the gaming authority to meddle in Mr. Wynn’s personalaffairs.

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No Culprit Simply Free to Walk Away

The NGC Chairman Tony Alamo Jr. and commissioners helda meeting with Mr. Wynn’s legal team but they stated they would not considergiving up their oversight. Specifically, the NGC insisted that one should standaccountable for their actions.

Otherwise, the commission members continued, anyone couldjust walk away when caught doing something illegal or detrimental to the good nameof the industry. The Control Board is looking to take an administrative hold onMr. Wynn’s license, effectively prohibiting him from being associated with theindustry in any way.

However, Campbell argued that Mr. Wynn doesn’t have a license and he was just listed as an employee. Campbell also took an aim at the term ‘administrative hold,’ explaining that it was nowhere to be seen in Nevada’s gaming regulations.