The high-stakes poker game that Wynn Resorts and MGM just lost By Shirely Leung, Boston Globe May 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm Imagine a high-stakes poker game involving Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox, MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren, gaming commission chair Cathy Judd-Stein, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. They’re playing with millions of tax dollars, thousands of jobs, and the future of the Massachusetts casino industry on the line. Wait, we don’t need to imagine it. Some version of this actually happened. Our very own real-time, reality TV show with the fate of the state’s two resort casinos up in the air and no shortage of behind-the-scenes drama and backstabbing accusations. Then just like that, the game was over. Maddox and Murren folded their cards Tuesday and broke off talks to sell Wynn Resorts’ $2.6 billion Everett casino to MGM, which already operates a casino in Springfield. Why? Because it became ever clearer that the gaming commission and the two mayors had the winning hand.