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Wynn Resorts proposes banning Steve Wynn from its casinos

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a a news conference in Medford, Mass., regarding his proposed casino complex. Women's rights advocates and business experts said Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a workplace culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against Wynn, its founder, to remain hidden for decades, but still has room for improvement. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will holding public hearings the first week of April 2019 on whether the company is still suitable to hold a casino license for the multi-billion dollar Encore Boston Harbor, slated to open in June 2019 in Everett, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Steve Wynn.

EVERETT — Wynn Resorts is proposing Massachusetts regulators require the company ban its founder from its resorts as a condition of keeping its state casino license.

The company also suggests the Massachusetts Gaming Commission impose other conditions to further distance the company from its namesake, such as prohibiting company executives from having social contact with Steve Wynn.

It’s not clear why Wynn Resorts isn’t pursuing the proposed steps on its own. Company spokespeople didn’t comment Thursday.

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The commission is considering the company’s fate after its investigators found executives for years concealed allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn.

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Steve Wynn has denied the allegations but resigned as CEO. His lawyers didn’t comment on the proposals.

The company owns casinos in Nevada and Macau and hopes to open Encore Boston Harbor in June.