"The succession plan laid out by the board of directors and which I wholeheartedly endorse now places Matt Maddox in the CEO seat".
Earlier in his career, Wynn worked on some of Las Vegas' most iconic resorts including the Mirage, Treasure Island, and the Bellagio.
And last month, just days before The Wall Street Journal reported that Wynn had a decadeslong pattern of sexual misconduct, he outlined plans for Wynn West, a 2,000- to 3,000-room hotel next to Fashion Show mall, and said he wanted to expand Wynn Palace in Macau. Wynn, a close ally of Trump, said at the time.
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Mr Wynn has also resigned as the chairman, chief executive and an executive director of the Hong Kong-listed Wynn Macau Ltd with immediate effect, the firm stated to the Hong Kong bourse after trading hours on Wednesday.
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"In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity", said Wynn, who also resigned as RNC Finance Chairman following the Journal report.
Shares in Wynn Resorts, which owns the Wynn, Encore Las Vegas casinos and Wynn Macau unit, have declined almost 20 percent since the newspaper report on Jan 26. The company will continue to fully focus on its operations at Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace and Wynn Las Vegas; the development and opening of the first phase of Wynn Paradise Park, now under construction on the former Wynn golf course; as well as the construction of Wynn Boston Harbor, which will open in June 2019.
"If Steve Wynn is considered not suitable, according to the law he should give up his shares", Wang said.
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In total, 31 foreigners were affected , including 14 South Koreans, two Czechs, two Singaporeans and one Filipino, CNA reported. Five people involved in the construction of the complex were later found guilty of negligence and given prison sentences.
In 2010, the company opened Encore at Wynn Macau, adjacent to and integrated with its first property. "As I have reflected upon the environment this has created - one in which a rush to judgment takes precedence over everything else, including the facts", Wynn said in a statement released Tuesday night.
"Moreover, it is Ms Linda Chen, not Mr Wynn, who is required to remain executive director of Wynn Resorts Macau (wholly-owned subsidiary of Wynn Macau that has a gaming concession) to keep its gaming licence", the JP Morgan note added.
Setti Warren, a Democratic candidate for governor, said, "Steve Wynn is not a suitable partner for MA, but it is not enough that he steps down from his public role".
The news comes as the fate of the Everett casino, and Wynn's license, hangs in the balance.
Elaine Wynn, his former-wife, declined to comment on where the resignation left her and her now six-year-old lawsuit to win back control of the 9% stake in Wynn Resorts she had signed over to him.
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