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    Default Aftermath of the Las Vegas Massacre at Mandalay Bay

    KJ, since you live in Las Vegas can you give us a little insight into what's going on around town following the aftermath at the Mandalay Bay? Have you noticed a slow down in tourism or gaming within your rotation of casinos that you play at since the shooting? Have you played in any casinos near the Mandalay Bay? What about having to produce any ID or getting searched with a metal detector before entering the casino floor, any noticeable procedural changes to report?

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    Nope not noticed much difference. I might be too early for any changes. There has been talk of security when checking into hotels, metal detectors and possible luggage searches. I don't think that will be well received and probably not implemented. I have read suggestions that guests not be allowed to refuse maid service so housekeeping would have access to rooms to notice anything unusual. I don't think that will fly either.

    I wouldn't expect any changes in the casino end. Where I think there has to be some security changes is in security for these outdoor open events, especially locations in the shadow of a highrise hotel. The MGM outdoor event venue across the street from Mandalay bay was only one such venue in Vegas. There is another very similar venue, for concerts and music events on the North strip directly across the street from SLS (former Sahara), and there is a similar, although smaller music event venue, right behind the D, downtown, which has concerts every month on first Friday.

    Having security and police on the ground for these events (as they were at the recent shooting) will no loner be enough. They are going to have to have some police sharp shooters on roofs, able to take out a shooter more quickly.

    For that matter, it's not just these music venues. While downtown is protected from highrise by the canopy, the entire strip, with a million people walking it at any time is in the shadow of one or another of the highrise hotels. In the wake of this horrific shooting, this really is a security nighmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ View Post
    Nope not noticed much difference. I might be too early for any changes. There has been talk of security when checking into hotels, metal detectors and possible luggage searches. I don't think that will be well received and probably not implemented. I have read suggestions that guests not be allowed to refuse maid service so housekeeping would have access to rooms to notice anything unusual. I don't think that will fly either.

    I wouldn't expect any changes in the casino end. Where I think there has to be some security changes is in security for these outdoor open events, especially locations in the shadow of a highrise hotel. The MGM outdoor event venue across the street from Mandalay bay was only one such venue in Vegas. There is another very similar venue, for concerts and music events on the North strip directly across the street from SLS (former Sahara), and there is a similar, although smaller music event venue, right behind the D, downtown, which has concerts every month on first Friday.

    Having security and police on the ground for these events (as they were at the recent shooting) will no loner be enough. They are going to have to have some police sharp shooters on roofs, able to take out a shooter more quickly.

    For that matter, it's not just these music venues. While downtown is protected from highrise by the canopy, the entire strip, with a million people walking it at any time is in the shadow of one or another of the highrise hotels. In the wake of this horrific shooting, this really is a security nighmare.
    I wondered if you had noticed any differences around town and the places you frequent and play at since the shooting. Since I'm not in Vegas it's nice if you can be our eyes and ears on the ground to see any first hand changes in security procedures regarding Las Vegas casinos and events.

    I can see how outdoor security to big public events may change in Vegas. People should be vigilant and alert of their surroundings at all times.

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