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UK – Daily Mail newspaper issues apology to Wynn

By - 24 January 2013

London-based newspaper the Daily Mail has published an apology to Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn, having incorrectly printed that Mr. Wynn had ‘alleged links to the mafia.’

The popular Mail Online site gets more than 100m unique visits each month, making it the 127th most visited site in the world.

In its apology, the Mail Online said: “A recent article about the businessman Steve Wynn said that Scotland Yard denied Mr Wynn a licence to open a casino in London in the 1980s because of his alleged links to the mafia.In fact Mr Wynn was not denied a licence by Scotland Yard nor did Mr Wynn have links to the mafia. The article also repeated a claim made by Joe Francis in a court case in which it was alleged that Mr Wynn had sent an email threatening to kill him over a gambling debt. After publication of our article a jury in that case found that these allegations were untrue. Finally we are happy to clarify that Mr Wynn did not ‘almost lose his gambling licence’ in Atlantic City in the 1980s after a mobster was discovered laundering the profits of drugs trafficking at his casino tables. The relevant authority concluded that Mr Wynn’s good character and integrity were not impugned in any way. We apologise to Mr Wynn for any distress the article may have caused him.”

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