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Nevada gaming regulators say they have jurisdiction over Wynn

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 12:43:34-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators declared Thursday they have jurisdiction to discipline former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct.

Wynn's lawyer made it clear that won't happen soon. He says he'll appeal a state Gaming Commission finding that it has authority to fine Wynn up to $500,000 and declare him unsuitable for a gambling license.

Wynn is 77 and lives in Florida. He denies all allegations against him. His attorney told the commission Wynn has no intention to renew ties with the casino industry and its decision will be appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court.