Nevada gaming regulators may be trying to figuratively take away Steve Wynn’s keys to Sin City, but that hasn’t soured Wynn on the gaming mecca he helped shape.
TMZ caught up with Wynn outside a Los Angeles restaurant where the former hotelier praised the move of the Raiders football team from Oakland to Las Vegas.
“Great news,” Wynn told TMZ. “It’s gonna be great. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened in that town.”
“I was really excited and spoke in favor of it. I think it’s a great thing, can’t wait for it to happen.”
Asked whether athletes will be able to stay out of trouble in Las Vegas, Wynn, whose alleged sexual harassment of employees cost him his gaming license for life, told TMZ that’s up to the players.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board filed a complaint in October seeking to have Wynn declared unsuitable for a gaming license, the most severe sanction at the disposal of regulators. Wynn is attempting to dismiss the Board’s complaint.
Wynn resigned in 2018 after the Wall Street Journal detailed allegations of sexual harassment against Wynn and a series of financial settlements with alleged victims.