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Wynn Resorts Just Got Approval To Keep Its Everett Casino License. Now Are They Going To Sell It?15:42
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Workers stand near an entrance to the under-construction Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort and casino, in Everett, Mass., on Jan. 2, 2019. (Steven Senne/AP)
Workers stand near an entrance to the under-construction Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort and casino, in Everett, Mass., on Jan. 2, 2019. (Steven Senne/AP)

A month from opening its $2.6 billion Everett casino, Wynn Resorts might have been down to the final details — making sure the light hits those hand-assembled, Murano glass chandeliers just right.

Instead, the company has something much bigger on its to-do list: deciding whether it wants to keep the casino, at all.

Wynn said Friday that it's in preliminary talks about selling the Encore Boston Harbor casino to MGM Resorts, which just opened a casino of its own in Springfield.

This comes after Wynn Resorts fought hard to keep its casino license, as state regulators ripped the company for its handling of sexual misconduct allegations against former CEO Steve Wynn.

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Carlo DeMariamayor of Everett. He tweets @Mayor_DeMaria.

Steve Brown, WBUR State House reporter. He tweets @WBURSteve.

This segment aired on May 21, 2019.

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