WYNN AND ENCORE DEALERS WEBSITE
INFORMATION ON SETTLEMENT OF
WYNN AND ENCORE TABLE GAMES DEALERS
TIP POOLING CASES
ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT, Leon Greenberg, Esq., 2965 South Jones Boulevard #E-3, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146 (702) 816-9006 attorney at www.overtimelaw.com The Opinions Expressed Here Are Those Of The Attorneys Involved In Prosecuting The Case Discussed In This Website And Are Based Upon Existing Law And Precedent.
This website is created and maintained by the attorneys representing the Wynn and Encore dealers against the Wynn Hotel and Casino regarding the Wynn's tip pooling policy.
UPDATE OF AUGUST 24, 2021 SETTLEMENT CHECKS
It is expected that settlement checks from the settlement administrator CPT will be mailed on August 25, 2021 to ALL DEALERS who have filed claims. Please allow at least one week for your check to be delivered before contacting CPT. All inquiries about claims and checks need to be made to CPT, not the attorneys managing the website. CPT can be reached at: 1-888-859-0597 email@example.com
If you have trouble filing a claim with CPT please contact Leon Greenberg's office at (702) 383-6085
UPDATE OF JULY 22, 2021 - JULY 22, 2021, FINAL JUDGMENT ORDERED
The settlement in this matter has been approved and finalized. A date has not yet been set for distribution of settlement funds. It is hoped that checks will be sent out by the administrator, CPT Group, beginning in August or September of 2021.
Time still remains to file a claim and receive a settlement payment. For dealers who have not already filed a claim and are eligible to do so claims can be filed until July 22, 2022. Claims must be filed with CPT Group, their information is below.
UPDATE OF APRIL 16, 2021 - INFORMATION PACKAGES HAVE BEEN MAILED TO ALL WYNN AND ENCORE TABLE GAMES DEALERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
On April 16, 2021 the Settlement Administrator, CPT Group, mailed by first class mail information packages to each Wynn and Encore Table Games Dealer who is eligible to participate in the proposed settlement. Those packages contain information about the proposed Settlement and instructions on how claims can be made to participate in the Settlement. Please give those packages at least ten (10) days to reach you. Every effort has been made to have those packages sent to a correct and current address for each eligible dealer. CPT Group has received updated address information for dealers both from the Wynn Casino and from the attorneys running this website and CPT Group also uses mailing address tracing procedures to obtain updated and current addresses as well. As a result, if you are eligible to participate in the proposed Settlement you most likely will receive an information package in the mail even if the Wynn Casino and the attorneys running this website do not have your current address.
Please wait until April 26, 2021 to see if you receive your information package in the mail
- if you do not receive it by that date you should do the following:
Contact CPT Group at at 1-888-859-0597 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT CONTACT THIS WEBSITE OR THE ATTORNEYS RUNNING THIS WEBSITE IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR INFORMATION PACKAGE - YOU MUST CONTACT CPT GROUP AS THEY ARE THE ONES PROVIDING THOSE INFORMATION PACKAGES TO ALL OF THE DEALERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
Lists of the proposed payment to each Wynn and Encore Table Games Dealers eligible to participate in the proposed Settlement are provided below at (2) and (3) of the Details of the Proposed Settlement. If you are not one of the listed eligible dealers you will not be receiving an information package.
UPDATE OF MARCH 26, 2021 - ORDER IS SIGNED APPROVING SETTLEMENT AND SETTING
DATE FOR EXPECTED ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT
Today the Court entered an Order approving the proposed settlement and setting July 21, 2021, as the date it is planning, unless there are other issues that arise, to enter a final judgment. If the Court enters that final judgment on July 21, 2021 it is expected that settlement payments to all dealers who file settlement claims will be mailed out by August 31, 2021. A copy of the Order is HERE.
Notices are to be mailed out to every dealer who is eligible to participate in the proposed settlement by April 16, 2021. That mailing will include a claim form that must be signed and returned by the dealer if they want to receive their proposed settlement payment. Every eligible dealer will have until one year after the final judgment is entered to claim their settlement payment. Do not contact the attorneys for the Wynn dealers if you do not receive that notice and claim form in the mail - check this website on or after April 25, 2021, for information on contacting the claims administratorto have those papers remailed to you.
UPDATE OF MARCH 18, 2021, ON STATUS OF PROPOSED WYNN DEALER SETTLEMENT
There has been a very slight change requested of the Court in respect to the schedules for the distribution of the proposed Cesarz and Tang case settlement funds. Information for 16 dealers had not been properly considered when those schedules were originally prepared (most of that information had not been provided to the attorneys for the Wynn dealers). That information has now been fully provided and those schedules have been recalculated to be sure the proposed settlement funds are distributed fairly to each person in each case who participated as a dealer in the tip pool. Those changes resulted in the reallocation of $9,613.70 ($4,029.93 in Cesarz and $5,583.77 in Tang) to those 16 dealers. This means every other dealer's previously calculated proposed settlement payment was reduced by 0.323% in Cesarz (on a $1,000 payment by $3.23) and by 0.192% in Tang (on a $1,000 payment by $1.92) so proper payments could be made to these other 16 dealers.
The newly revised tables, including 13 dealers who were not previously listed, are below.
The rest of the information originally set forth below remains accurate
and you can check back with this website for future updates.
IF YOU ARE STILL EMPLOYED BY THE WYNN/ENCORE DO NOT SEND INFORMATION ON YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS TO THE ATTORNEYS HANDLING THIS CASE - AS LONG AS THE WYNN/ENCORE HAS YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS YOU WILL BE PROPERLY MAILED ANY PAPERS YOU SHOULD RECEIVE ABOUT THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
On December 21, 2020, the attorneys representing the Wynn and Encore table games dealers filed a request that the federal district court grant approval to a proposed settlement of the long pending cases over the Wynn and Encore’s tip pooling policy for table game dealers. As you are aware, that policy, requiring dealers to share tips with CSTL employees (or “floormen”), ended in November of 2018. These lawsuits concern the impact of that policy prior to November of 2018. The information provided in this website is fully accurate and please rely on it. Do not rely on “rumors” or other information you may hear about this proposed settlement.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ATTORNEYS’ OFFICES WITH QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME—WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE PHONE CALLS RIGHT NOW. PLEASE READ THIS WEBSITE FIRST, AND IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE BUT SEND AN EMAIL TO ATTORNEY@WYNNLAWSUIT.COM, AND WE WILL TRY TO RESPOND WITHIN A FEW DAYS.
Summary of Proposed Settlement
1. There is a PROPOSED settlement that EACH Wynn and Encore table games dealer will have to decide to accept or reject. No dealer will be forced to accept the proposed settlement. If they do not agree to the settlement they can proceed with a lawsuit against the Wynn or Encore if they want. However, the attorneys handling the current lawsuits against the Wynn and Encore are recommending that all of their clients agree to the proposed settlement. Those attorneys are also asking the Court to relieve them as the attorney for any Wynn or Encore dealer who does not want to accept the settlement. If the Court grants that request, any dealer that does not want to accept the settlement and wishes continue with a lawsuit against Wynn or Encore will have to file a new lawsuit and retain an attorney to represent them.
2. Each dealer WILL BE SENT INFORMATION BY MAIL about the details of the proposed settlement and how they can accept or reject the settlement. There is no specific date on which that information will be sent, and it will not be sent until the Court issues an Order directing that it be sent. It is hoped that each dealer will receive that information by mail within the next 90 days. This website will be updated with information about any Order issued by the Court and the sending of that information by mail to all of the dealers. It is hoped that all settlement payments will be made during the second or third quarter of 2021 BUT THERE IS NO SET DATE AT THIS TIME FOR THOSE PAYMENTS TO BE MADE. This website will provide that information when it is available.
Details of the Proposed Settlement - Issues
1. The proposed settlement involves, as does the settlement of almost any court case, a compromise. It does not pay the dealers every possible dollar they might collect in the lawsuits if they were 100% successful in court on every issue. The attorneys representing the dealers in those lawsuits believe the proposed settlement is a fair and reasonable compromise and are recommending its acceptance as it is also possible that the dealers could lose their lawsuits and collect nothing.
2. One of the lawsuits, the Tang case, involves the Wynn and Encore tip pool from March of 2018 through November of 2018. Every Wynn and Encore table games dealer who worked during that time period will have an opportunity to receive a Tang case settlement payment. Those proposed payments are listed HERE.
3. The other lawsuit is the Cesarz case, involving the Wynn and Encore tip pool from May of 2011 through March of 2018. Every Wynn and Encore table games dealer who worked between January 31, 2017 and March of 2018 will have an opportunity to receive a Cesarz case settlement payment for that period of work. Dealers who worked prior to January 31, 2017 will receive a settlement payment from the Cesarz case for that earlier work period if they previously filed a written consent with the Court to join the Cesarz case. Those proposed payments are listed HERE.
4. Some dealers will be eligible to receive a settlement payment from both the Cesarz case settlement and the Tang case settlement.
5. The amount each dealer will receive as a Cesarz and/or Tang case settlement is on an per capita basis, reflecting how much they originally received from the Wynn and/or Encore tip pool. The attorneys for the dealers have carefully reviewed the tip pool information to be sure that per capita distribution is properly and fairly calculated. Dealers who originally received more from the tip pool have larger claims for tips improperly taken and will receive larger settlement payments. In respect to the Cesarz settlement payments, that per capita distribution calculation also takes into account when a dealer filed a written consent with the court to join the Cesarz case. Settlement payments in Cesarz only consider the tip pool amounts a dealer received during the three years prior to their filing of a written consent to join that case, or if they did not file any written consent, the time period from January 31, 2017 to March of 2018.
6. The settlement payments made in the Cesarz case are much smaller than those made in the Tang case. The Cesarz case was dismissed (lost by the dealers) and is under appeal. There are important differences in the legal claims made in Tang and Cesarz. And while the attorneys representing the dealers believe the Wynn and Encore’s tip pooling policy was improper there is no guarantee the dealers will be successful in either the Tang or Cesarz case. For that reason, based on all of the relevant circumstances, the attorneys believe the proposed settlement is fair and reasonable and should be accepted by all of the dealers.
7. The total amount that Wynn and Encore will pay under the proposed settlement, if every dealer agrees to accept it, is $5,600,000. The attorneys representing the dealers will receive 25% of that amount as a fee under the proposed settlement and $10,000 to pay for certain expenses they incurred in prosecuting the case, with $20,000 of that amount paid to an administrator who will process the settlement payments and $10,000 paid to each of the two lead plaintiffs in Cesarz and Tang who worked to prosecute the cases (and took the risk of doing so) for all of the dealers. Additional details of the proposed settlement will be in the papers mailed to each dealer.