Prosecutors from the Manhattan and Las Vegas U.S. Attorney's offices and investigators from the IRS and Drug Enforcement Administration are coordinating their efforts to look into the Las Vegas-based company, sources said, the Journal reports.
The criminal probe comes as U.S. authorities step up their scrutiny of casinos' efforts to prevent money laundering. Regulators have long been concerned about vulnerabilities at casinos, which are complex financial institutions that conduct a large amount of cross-border and cash transactions. Wynn, which is run by casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn, is the third major Las Vegas casino company in recent years known to be investigated for possible violations of money-laundering laws, according to the Journal.
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The company hasn't been accused of wrongdoing.
Shares of Wynn Resorts are up 2.28% to $181.90 in pre-market trade.
TheStreet Ratings team rates WYNN RESORTS LTD as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate WYNN RESORTS LTD (WYNN) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."