Here’s How Wynn Won The Gaming License In Massachusetts By Walter Pavlo, Forbes September 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm On Monday, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC filed a $3 billion (not a typo) Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) claim against Paul Lohnes (real estate developer/manager at Laverty and Lohnes), Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts and others. The basis for the claim? Suffolk believes they got railroaded by Wynn who rode into town and scooped up one of the most valuable gaming licenses in the country. The winning bid from Wynn had unique characteristics that led to their obtaining the gaming license in Massachusetts. While Sterling Suffolk may be bitter about its loss, as Wynn claimed in a statement regarding the lawsuit, it can only marvel at Wynn’s winning strategy. Here’s a breakdown of how Wynn was able to do it.