The Wynn Casino In Everett Will Be Encore Boston Harbor

A rendering of the Encore Boston Harbor. (Courtesy Wynn Resorts)
A rendering of the Encore Boston Harbor. (Courtesy Wynn Resorts)

Goodbye, Wynn Boston Harbor. Hello, Encore Boston Harbor.

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox proposed the name change Friday as one of a series of steps to separate the company from its former CEO, Steve Wynn, who resigned earlier this year after sexual misconduct allegations came to light.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is reviewing Wynn Resorts' suitability to hold the casino license in Everett. Commissioners did not issue a decision Friday.

Maddox told the regulators that he and the company are not influenced by its former leader.

"We're very focused on doing the right thing, that's what this company is about," he said. "As CEO, I can tell you there is no association with Steve Wynn, there is no business association with Steve Wynn."

The name change is being welcomed by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

"I think it gives people who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault and those things, I think it gives them ... a better feeling and that's what we have to be cognizant of," he said.

In steps to "solidify and promote cultural improvement," Maddox also touted three female appointees to Wynn's board of directors.

The company was considering a name change last month, at the same time lawmakers suggested dropping the Wynn name from the casino.

With reporting by WBUR's Steve Brown

This article was originally published on April 27, 2018.



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