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Wynn Resorts removing Steve Wynn's name from new casino

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn holds a cane as he rests against a site model during a news conference regarding his proposed $1.7 billion casino complex, tentatively named "Wynn Boston Harbor", in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Casino mogul Steve Wynn holds a cane as he rests against a site model during a news conference regarding his proposed $1.7 billion casino complex, tentatively named "Wynn Boston Harbor", in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA (AP) -

Wynn Resorts is renaming a casino set to open next year just outside Boston to remove the name of company founder Steve Wynn, who resigned following sexual misconduct allegations.

New CEO Matthew Maddox on Friday announced plans to change the casino from Wynn Boston Harbor to Encore Boston Harbor. That's a moniker used on one of its Las Vegas casinos.

Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO and sold his shares following allegations he denies.

Maddox addressed Massachusetts gambling regulators on the company's request to remove Wynn's name from its casino license.  Regulators say the change doesn't require state approval.

Maddox also outlined steps the company has taken to change its culture, including appointing three women to the board.

Wynn has filed a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press for its reporting on a separate allegation made to police.

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