Steve who? How far Wynn Resorts is going to distance itself from its founder Mark Arsenault, Boston Globe · April 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm The ancient Romans called it damnatio memoriae, the damnation of memory. It was the rather extreme act of punishing someone by attempting to erase every trace of them from the historical record, so future generations would never know they had existed. Ambitious, if that person was the emperor or some other big shot. Did it ever actually work? If it did, we wouldn’t know. A couple of thousand years later, Wynn Resorts is overseeing a modern version of the memory scrub. The target: the company’s founder, Steve Wynn. In a brief delivered last week to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the company proposed that the billionaire gambling mogul be banned from any Wynn Resorts property , properties that Steve Wynn developed with his personal touch reflected in almost every detail.