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Mass. Removes Steve Wynn From Casino License

Casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford in 2016 (Charles Krupa/AP)
Casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford in 2016 (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Massachusetts casino regulators have agreed to remove Steve Wynn from the license his former company was issued to operate a resort under construction near Boston.

Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts in February following sexual misconduct allegations that he has denied.

Wynn's lawyer requested last month his client be removed as a "qualifier" for the casino project because he no longer has a financial interest in or a business association with the company he founded.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission agreed in a written ruling issued on Monday.

But the decision does not end a separate investigation by the commission into Wynn Resorts and its handling of the sexual misconduct allegations.

The company recently announced it would change the casino's name from Wynn Boston Harbor to Encore Boston Harbor.

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