Gambling official denies Wynn ‘wire-tap room’ allegations

The commission is in a dispute with Boston, which is seeking host community status.

This architectural rendering released by Wynn Resorts shows a daytime view of a redesign of it's proposed Massachusetts in Everett, Mass., unveiled Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the state gaming commission meeting in Boston. Wynn Resorts was awarded a license in September 2015, and has proposed a $1.6 billion resort, casino, hotel and entertainment complex for roughly 33 acres on the Everett waterfront overlooking Boston. (AP Photo/Wynn Resorts)

BOSTON (AP) — The top investigator for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says allegations that retired members of the State Police working for Wynn Resorts had access to a “wire-tap room” in the State Attorney General’s office are false.

Karen Wells, the agency’s Director of Investigations and Enforcement, said Thursday an investigation found “no factual basis” for the accusations.

Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Gaming Commission, called the allegations a “publicity stunt.”

The commission is in a dispute with Boston, which is seeking host community status. The city says regulators wrongly handed over the eastern Massachusetts casino license to Wynn for a $1.7 billion gambling resort in Everett.

Wells’ bureau said officials found “absolutely no reliable evidence” that the attorney general’s office disclosed confidential materials to agents of Wynn Resorts.

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