Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 3, 2019 Mass. Gaming Commission allows Encore Casino to retain license Wynn Resorts fi ned record $35 million for violations By Alexis Mikulski he Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided that the new Encore Boston HarT bor Casino in Everett remains “suitable” to obtain its Bostonarea casino license on Tuesday. This announcement comes after reports that Wynn Resorts covered up alleged sexual misconduct by its founder, Steve Wynn. Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Enrique Zuniga said there were certain procedures Wynn Resorts had to take before this decision was reached. “The company took a number of steps before we made this decision, that we had to take into account,” he said. “There’s a number of the people who are no longer at the company, who were directly involved in some of these allegations, and they went through a number of processes that we verifi ed,” he said. 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(Advocate Photos by Alexis Mikulski) ual misconduct, human traffi cking and more. During an open meeting on Wednesday, Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Gayle Cameron explained how the commission went about this process. “We got to this decision, that in our opinion, the evidence and the statute that we have to go by demanded it,” she said. “The company has proposed to us practices, that we’re quite confi dent in, that would mitigate their past transgressions and really have a transformative plan to change,” she said. “The independent monitor … will report back to us and that will give us the confi dence to know that the change is real.” Encore Boston Harbor is set to open its doors on June 23. 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