NGCB to appeal court ruling on Steve Wynn

The court ruling prevents regulators from prohibiting Wynn's involvement in the gaming industry.
The court ruling prevents regulators from prohibiting Wynn's involvement in the gaming industry.

The NGCB will continue in its efforts to impose a lifetime ban on the former owner of Wynn Resorts.

US.- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) voted unanimously to appeal against a judge’s ruling that Nevada’s regulators no longer have any legal jurisdiction over Steve Wynn.

The NGCB is trying to impose a lifetime ban on the former Wynn Resorts owner after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

While Wynn sold off his stake in Wynn Resorts in 2018, the NGCB and its superior entity, the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), wants to prevent the billionaire from ever doing business in the state’s gaming industry.

Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar ruled last month that regulators in the state have no right to ban Wynn from the industry since he is no longer involved or expressing an intention to become involved in the market.

The NGCB’s three members have voted to appeal that ruling and to argue that Wynn is not fit to work in the industry.

An investigation conducted in 2019 by a division of the NGCB highlighted five instances of Wynn failing to comply with Nevada’s gaming laws.

The appeal will likely go to the Nevada Supreme Court, which accepted just 2.7 per cent of cases proposed in 2019.

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