Mergers & Antitrust Law News

Wynn Dodges RICO Suit Alleging Casino License Scheme (Corrected)

Nov. 18, 2019, 5:56 PMUpdated: Nov. 20, 2019, 2:36 PM

Wynn Resorts Ltd. doesn’t have to face a racketeering lawsuit claiming the gaming giant worked with mafia-linked felons to win the sole Boston-area casino license through bribery and fraud, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled.

The suit alleged a wide-ranging scheme by Wynn Resorts and its top executives, including founder Steve Wynn, to mislead the Massachusetts Gaming Commission about criminal activities at other Wynn properties and the criminal affiliations of its business partner FBT Everett Realty LLC.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC. Sterling owns the land on...

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