Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have begun checking bags with handheld metals detectors as casinos try new security strategies following the mass shooting in Las Vegas late Sunday.
Outdoor music venues like Las Vegas Village, where a gunman massacred concert-goers Sunday night, are open targets. Don’t expect such sites to be razed and replaced anytime soon, experts say.
Normally bustling with convention attendees drinking, gambling and socializing, the Mandalay Bay felt like a newly-opened casino that few knew about. Just 26 hours earlier, the same casino floor was full of life until hundreds — maybe even thousands — of bullets came reigning down onto concertgoers from the hotel’s 32 floor.
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.
The horror of the murderous attack in Las Vegas Sunday night was similar in many ways to the incident it supplanted as the worst mass shooting in history in the family tourism mecca of Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
Shares of major U.S. casino operators fell Monday after a gunman shot dead at least 59 people and injured more than 500 in Las Vegas, the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.