The operator of the hotel closest to the Route 91 Harvest Festival grounds not operated by MGM Resorts International said the Tropicana Las Vegas experienced a 35 percent cancellation rate on bookings in the days immediately following the Oct. 1 mass shooting.
Caesars Entertainment’s top executive said his company is seeing a slight downturn in casino play from Asian guests as a result of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
A return to normalcy for Las Vegas tourism may still be weeks away, but there should be no long-term effects on tourism to Southern Nevada because of the Oct. 1 shootings.
Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn said his company has a policy of checking on hotel guests who don’t leave their rooms and ask not to be disturbed for more than 12 consecutive hours, Steve Wynn said in a Sunday broadcast interview.
At Mandalay Bay, you can gamble, party in Light nightclub, relax at a man-made beach and attend gatherings in its massive convention center. Now, it’s also the place where a heavily armed gunman rained terror on concertgoers across the street in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The windows used by the Las Vegas Strip gunman in Sunday night’s massacre have been covered.
Stephen Paddock’s victims will likely struggle to win compensation from the Mandalay Bay for physical and psychological damage, a lawyer who represented the victims in the 1990 Columbine massacre said.
MGM Resorts International has shelved marketing pitches as it grapples with the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – a massacre launched from, and against, its properties.
In the shadow of the worst mass shooting in modern history, Las Vegas is hosting the world’s largest gaming convention with nearly 150 panels. But of the handful of speakers slated to address security concerns at the Global Gaming Expo this week, nearly all are focused on protecting casinos from dangers such as cyber threats, frivolous lawsuits and scams.
The deadliest shooting in U.S. history will force the nation’s hotel industry to rethink security procedures, but there may be little new they can do now to prevent such events.