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Gaming Commission Says Wynn Is Still 'Suitable' To Keep Everett Casino License

May 1, 2019

Despite finding that Wynn Resorts concealed alleged sexual misconduct by its founder, Massachusetts gambling regulators decided Tuesday that the company remains “suitable” to hold its lucrative Boston-area casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission did, however, slap a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts. That’s $15 million more than what Nevada regulators handed down earlier this year for essentially the same violations.

An empty parking lot outside the Stop & Shop on Lincoln Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

In our look back at news of the week, 31,000 employees of grocery chain Stop & Shop continued their strike across New England. The workers left their jobs last week amid a longstanding dispute over a new contract. 

A sign at MGM Springfield's casino.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

The MGM Springfield casino had its second-best month of business in March.