December 2, 2020 Casino, Legal, Land-Based

Nevada Gaming Control Board authorizes appeal of Steve Wynn case


The Nevada Gaming Control Board authorized an appeal to a recent District Court ruling that said gaming regulators don’t have the jurisdiction to ban Steve Wynn from the state’s gaming industry.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford will now file an appeal.

The appeal came at the end of a lengthy NGCB meeting, the first under newly appointed board chairman J. Brin Gibson. Last month Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak chose Gibson to replace outgoing chairwoman Sandra Morgan.

The appeal was approved by Gibson and board members Terry Johnson and Phil Katsaros.

Wynn earned a legal victory on 20 Nov. when Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar ruled that gaming regulators couldn’t impose a lifetime ban on the former Wynn Resorts CEO because he is no longer affiliated with the company.

The NGCB brought forth a five-count complaint against Wynn in October 2019, almost two years after the Wall Street Journal reported allegations of workplace harassment against the casino mogul.

The board argued that Wynn harmed the reputation of the state’s gaming industry.

Wynn denies any of the allegations. He resigned from his executive position with Wynn Resorts shortly after the report came out and divested himself from the company.

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