Nov. 22, 2011: The Expanded Gaming Act initiates a commercial casino industry in Massachusetts. Dec. 16, 2013: Wynn Resorts Ltd. and its Massachusetts subsidiary are found suitable to apply for a state gaming license. Sept. 16-17, 2014: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission votes for Wynn Resorts’ $1.6B Wynn Everett proposal. The commission then votes to award a license to Wynn. Jan. 2, 2015 : Wynn Resorts acquires the 33-acre Everett site on the Mystic River. March 2016 : Steve Wynn announces a budget of $2B for the resort and a new working name — Wynn Boston Harbor — as well as a planned July startup. Construction begins in August. Jan. 26, 2018: The Wall Street Journal publishes a story alleging sexual misconduct and sexual harassment over several years by Steve Wynn. Wynn denies harassing anyone. Jan. 29, 2018: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission begins a regulatory investigation of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts. Feb. 6, 2018: Steve Wynn steps down as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts. April 2, 2019: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission begins a hearing to determine the standing of Matt Maddox and Wynn Resorts. April 30, 2019: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission delivers its decision.
Las Vegas home prices grew fastest among major markets in February for the ninth straight month. But amid affordability concerns, the growth rate has slowed down. Southern Nevada prices in February were up 9.7% from a year earlier, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index. The last time Las Vegas’ price growth fell below 10% was in September 2017, S&P Dow Jones Indices reported.