The Encore License
By Josh Resnek
If all things are equal – which they are not – Wynn Resorts should retain their license for the casino that is to open in June 2019.
Getting there is another matter.
The suitability issue dominates right now.
All reports indicate the entire Wynn Resorts Board of Directors – all new faces – are set to descend on Boston and to sit at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission when the suitability report is finally ready to come out.
The Wynn Resorts folks believe if they show how broadly the company has changed its persona – from a sexual harassment bastion – to a place absent of it – that whatever the law is can be overlooked because they have changed the company entirely from top to bottom.
This, it is believed, is a pretty good strategy to persuade the MGC to maintain its suitability as the gaming licensee here in Boston/Everett.
But what if it doesn’t?
What happens if the MGC finds Wynn Resort unsuitable? Terms we cannot use in a community newspaper is what this would be.