ynn, however, is going through a tough time personally. He is in the midst of a divorce, and he is using the company he owns to pay for the divorce. Wynn has sold us$ 2 million shares in Wynn Resorts at us$ 57 a share in order to cover the divorce expenses.
"For Steve Wynn, this was the best option he had," said observer Phil Growl, "even though he is losing a portion of his company, he does not have to put himself in further debt in the future. This way, he just gets it over with."
Wynn, by selling the shares, is giving up almost 10 % of his company. He still is the majority owner, and it is likely his remaining shares will go up in value as the country sorts out its economic mess.
The stock has remained the most successful of all US-based casino company stocks. At a time when Las Vegas Sands, MGM Mirage, and other companies are just fighting to stay out of bankruptcy, Wynn has maintained a healthy lead in stock price.
Trump Entertainment and Station Casinos have already filed for bankruptcy. In Trump's case, help could be on the way in the form of the person whose name the company bears, Donald Trump. He is attempting to buy the company, and has vowed to once again make Atlantic City a top gambling destination.