Nevada gambling regulators to probe Wynn sex allegations

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Nevada gambling regulators to probe Wynn sex allegations
FILE - This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. Massachusetts gambling regulators are holding a special meeting to discuss sexual misconduct allegations against casino magnate Wynn, whose company is building a $2.4 billion casino outside Boston. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will receive an update on an investigation on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators are investigating the sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced the investigation in a statement Tuesday.

The board says it opened the probe after completing a review, but it did not provide any details. Board chairwoman Becky Harris declined to comment.

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that a number of women said they were harassed or assaulted by Wynn. One case led to a .5 million settlement with a manicurist.

Wynn has denied the allegations.

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts, where Wynn’s company is building a casino, are also looking into the allegations.

In addition, the China arm of Wynn’s casino empire has said it will comply with Macau regulators as they seek more information.