The Big Gamble

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, formerly called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The lead investigator for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn did not surface when the panel was looking at his suitability for a gambling license in Everett.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called the allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn "appalling and disgraceful." 

Updated at 8:22 p.m. ET

Real estate and casino magnate Steve Wynn relinquished his duties as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee on Saturday after The Wall Street Journal reported an alleged pattern of sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving employees of Wynn Resorts.

Steve Wynn, at right in a tie, speaks with reporters during a March 2016 press conference.
Gintautas Dumcius / Masslive / masslive.com/photos

Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder, Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife.

Yoamar Vergara, at front, and others who evacuated Puerto Rico fill out job applications for positions at MGM Springfield.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Yoamar Vergara was living in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamon when Hurricane Maria hit the island's shores. Two days later, a friend living Springfield, Massachusetts, said she could move in.

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