The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and State Police will continue an investigation into Wynn Resorts' "suitability" to run a casino in Everett - and will look at whether Steve Wynn is really giving up control over how the company operates.
At a meeting of commissioners today, commission Executive Director Edward Bedrosian said Steve Wynn's announcement yesterday that he is stepping down as CEO will not slow the probe into issues surrounding allegations in general that Wynn sexually attacked women for decades - and surrounding Wynn's personal payment of $7.5 million to a manicurist that was not revealed to the state as it looked at his casino application in 2013 - because of the potential impact on the company the state chose to run the $2.4-billion casino now under construction.
Bedrosian said investigators will look at any role Wynn might still have at his eponymous company, including any possible "continued stock ownership" and any role in ownership decisions, especially ones that might affect the brand and the company's impact. The investigation could ultimately lead to a commission vote on whether Wynn Resorts remains "suitable" to own and run a casino in Massachusetts.
"I'm telling you our investigation aggressively continues," Bedrosian said.
Bedrosian did not set any sort of time limit on the investigation, saying that the investigation has to be as thorough and as fair as possible.