Las Vegas Casinos Scramble To Tighten Security After Mandalay Bay Shooting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Oct 3, 2017

Along with murdering nearly 60 people, and seriously injuring more than 500 others during a rampage shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, Stephen Paddock will also be remembered as the reason why future patrons must wait in line for 15 minutes before entering any hotel or casino on the Las Vegas strip.

As Bloomberg reports, customers waited nearly ten minutes before entering the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon as guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags, creating a 10-minute wait to get inside. The new security protocol, put in place after Sunday’s mass shooting nearby, is likely to become the norm in Vegas, and possibly beyond.

Casinos and entertainment venues are going to have to take a more holistic approach to security, thinking about rooftops and other potential shooting – considering the possibilities for an attack from all angles, said David Shepherd, a former FBI special agent in counterterrorism who later was the security director for Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Venetian resort.

“We have to start thinking like the Secret Service – start looking at tall buildings,” said Shepherd, who co-authored a book called “Active Shooter.” “How far do we have to take it?”

With the number of tourists visiting Vegas at record highs, casino and hotel executives are understandably nervous that overly restrictive security measures might turn off customers and help transform Vegas into Atlantic City west.

With the number of tourists visiting Vegas at record highs, casino and hotel executives are understandably nervous that overly restrictive security measures might turn off customers and help transform Vegas into Atlantic City west.

The additional security measures highlight the dilemma facing companies in one of the nation’s top entertainment destinations, with a record 42.9 million visitors last year. How do businesses keep guests safe while not imposing such drastic restrictions that the casinos, clubs and shopping thoroughfares no longer feel fun?

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One Response to “Las Vegas Casinos Scramble To Tighten Security After Mandalay Bay Shooting”

  1. eyes open

    Like they can stop false flags with TSA style crap

    #3403047

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