$500 mil suit against Encore filed

A view of Encore Boston Harbor signage. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Former Suffolk Downs owners say Wynn Resorts unqualified because of faulty background investigation


By JOSH RESNEK

Right now, two major lawsuits are making their way through the legal justice system here in Massachusetts by parties who feel aggrieved by the casino licensing process.

The newest suit entered in Superior Court last week, by Suffolk Sterling, the former owner of the Suffolk Downs Race Track, alleges that they are owed $500 million in damages due to the bidding allowed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on behalf of Wynn Resorts.

The allegations include assertions that Sterling Suffolk lost at least $500 million with the MGC’s faulty investigation into Steve Wynn’s background.

By awarding the license to Wynn Resorts after Steve Wynn resigned, a mistake was made in determining Wynn Resorts the qualified party, and act which eliminated Suffolk Sterling from being considered the same.

Suffolk Sterling steadfastly believes it was the qualified party.

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