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Nevada gaming body seeks to ban ex-Wynn CEO from state's casinos

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is seeking to ban Wynn Resorts Ltd. founder and former CEO Steve Wynn from the state's casino industry due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to an Oct. 14 complaint with the Nevada Gaming Commission, the control board said Wynn brought "discredit upon the State of Nevada and its gaming industry" and is "unsuitable to be associated with a gaming enterprise or the gaming industry as a whole."

The control board said it called Wynn to testify at an investigative hearing to address the allegations made against him, but the former CEO refused to attend despite being notified that "his failure to appear to testify fully shall constitute grounds for the revocation" of his suitability to hold a gaming license.

"Mr. Wynn's conduct was inimical to the public health, safety, morals, good order, and general welfare of the people of the State of Nevada," the regulatory body said.

"At a minimum, Mr. Wynn's Findings of Suitability should be revoked."

Wynn resigned as CEO and Chairman in February 2018, a month after accusations of the misconduct against employees surfaced.

In January, the Nevada Gaming Commission reached a settlement with Wynn Resorts after the Las Vegas-based hotel and casino operator admitted to not enforcing its policies and procedures on Wynn, cooperated with the investigation and took the necessary steps to ensure an "open and safe" work environment.