Trending on the gambling world lately is not online pokies the story of American casino magnate, Steve Wynn and his current victory against “Girls Gone Wild” founder, Joe Francis.
Steve Wynn (image from newspaper.li)
On Monday, a Los Angeles jury awarded casino magnate Steve Wynn $20 million in his defamation suit against Francis who knowingly issued false statement that Steve Wynn threatened to kill him over a $2 million gambling debt.
The L.A. County Superior Court jury found that Joe Francis told reporters that Wynn had threatened his life and bury his body in the desert over a $2-million bill that he ran up during a multi-day gambling spree in 2007.
Both Wynn and Francis testified during the four-day trial but none of them was present in the court when the verdict was read.
As a Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited; Steve Wynn developed Wynn Las Vegas – a resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The 614-foot high hotel has 45 floors with 2,716 luxurious rooms and 111,000 sq ft total gaming space.
Other widely recognized resorts in Las Vegas owned by him includes: Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, and Encore.
Wynn according to Wikipedia is the 491st richest man in the world as of March 2012.