Wynn Sells Off Shares in His Own Company

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Embattled casino executive Steve Wynn has completed the sell-off of his entire shares in Wynn Resorts for about $2.19 billion, allowing the group to move forward in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving the mogul.

Wynn started the company in 2002, and recently stepped down from his role as the group's CEO after sex abuse allegations were published in the Wall Street Journal. The group owns five casinos throughout Las Vegas and Macau, becoming a prominent global gaming brand. Wynn's selloff includes shares to two existing shareholders at a rate of $150, while open market shares went for $180. The purchase netted the billionaire an additional $2.19 billion, but completely divests Wynn's stake in the company.

One of the purchasers of the stock was Galaxy Entertainment, who bought 5 million shares for $927.5 million. That company's Vice Chairman Francis Lui said, "This is a unique opportunity to acquire an investment in a globally recognised entertainment corporation with exceptionally high quality assets and a significant development pipeline."

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Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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23 March 2018 - 5:52pm

Yeah obviously Wynn sold is shares for the good of the company but I wonder if there could be another reason...like he could need some available funds to pay his lawyers or even worst the fines if he's found guilty in the end.