Steve Wynn remains cheerleader for Raiders move to LV

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Steve Wynn walking to a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill, June 27, 2017. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Steve Wynn walking to a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill, June 27, 2017. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.