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Old 10-11-2021, 04:20 PM   #1
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PSA: Caution around Rio

From today's Las Vegas Review Journal:

Police respond to a man pointing a gun in front of a Las Vegas casino

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/...asino-2457309/

Updated October 11, 2021 - 6:40 am
A man pointing a gun at another man in front of the Rio prompted a police response to the resort early Monday, police said.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon said at 4:05 a.m. police were called to the resort at 3700 W. Flamingo Road for “a male suspect who reportedly pointed a handgun at a male victim outside the Rio.”

Officers responded and conducted an extensive search for the individual outside the property.

“Patrol officers spotted the suspect hiding under a car in the parking lot,” Gordon said.

A K9 police dog helped apprehend the man.
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:30 PM   #2
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There is always criminals converging to Rio and parking lot when WSOP is going. They know there are 1000's of people walking around with large amounts of cash in the parking lot. A much higher concentration and $ figure than in a regular casino parking lot and that lot is huge, harder for security to cover.
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Old 10-12-2021, 03:39 AM   #3
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I’m wondering if it was a robbery and they purposely did not say robbery. Maybe it was two poker players arguing, who knows?
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Old 10-12-2021, 06:46 AM   #4
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This happened yesterday as well, along with someone in his comments saying similar time the same thing happened in his room also -





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Old 10-12-2021, 08:48 PM   #5
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This should never happen and I am glad no one was hurt, but I can not fathom going to sleep with the door unlocked.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:06 PM   #6
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This should never happen and I am glad no one was hurt, but I can not fathom going to sleep with the door unlocked.
It’s obviously an inside job, they had to use a key card to get in. And by the way, if it’s an inside job, they also have a special tool to unlock the latch if it’s locked.
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:51 AM   #7
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Does it also move that flip over thing over?
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:29 AM   #8
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Does it also move that flip over thing over?
Yes, that’s what’s being referred to as the “latch”.
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:42 PM   #9
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A doorstop with an alarm costs about $15 - a worthy investment.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:48 PM   #10
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Someone at my 2/5 game said their rio room was ransacked last week. Crazy epidemic. They need to beef up security.

Sounds like a field day for thieves over there now. Class action incoming.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:57 PM   #11
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I guess I'm overly concerned with being murdered in my sleep because I always put a chair in front of the hotel door then balance a trash can or luggage on it to alert me if someone is coming in.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:46 PM   #12
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And someone next to me now at 5/5 big o said his room was ransacked there two years ago! And apparently there were no cameras in the hallways. No wonder.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:55 PM   #13
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Class Action incoming!

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Someone at my 2/5 game said their rio room was ransacked last week. Crazy epidemic. They need to beef up security.

Sounds like a field day for thieves over there now. Class action incoming.
If you are part of the group, you can be lead plaintiff at...

https://www.larryhparker.com/guests-...aires-disease/

Looks like Larry Parker has handled previous class action suits at Rio!

Place is a dump, but we'll all probably miss it if/when the WSOP moves.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:35 PM   #14
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Place is a dump, but we'll all probably miss it if/when the WSOP moves.
We might miss the convention center where the WSOP is actually played, as I think its actually a pretty good facility and good layout. But yea no one is missing the actual hotel rooms and casino of the Rio, it's a long-neglected dump at this point.
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:06 AM   #15
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I guess I'm overly concerned with being murdered in my sleep because I always put a chair in front of the hotel door then balance a trash can or luggage on it to alert me if someone is coming in.
Ha that is exactly what I did several years ago after somebody came into my room at Imperial Palace. The doors there didn’t close automatically like most hotels and I came in late after drinking and didn’t pay attention. Every day after that I put my wallet and cash under my pillow as I slept and put all kinds of **** in front of the door.
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:21 AM   #16
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Why are we still gambling with cash at the premier event of the year? They should set up an exchange so ppl can move funds from different sites and keep it all electronically. This is like having American Idol and making all the contests enter using gold as their entry fee. I get the appeal of moving money without paying fees and taxes but this is always gonna happen as long as broke ppl are being advertised a place with rich ppl. Vegas and AC have always been sketchy if you walk less than a single block in any of the wrong directions and the parking lots are as well. They're tourist traps for people partying but for gamblers it's an inefficient mess and has been for a long time.
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:30 AM   #17
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Making money easy and convenient to move is what the govt DOESN'T want.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:16 AM   #18
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:45 AM   #19
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Why are we still gambling with cash at the premier event of the year? They should set up an exchange so ppl can move funds from different sites and keep it all electronically. This is like having American Idol and making all the contests enter using gold as their entry fee. I get the appeal of moving money without paying fees and taxes but this is always gonna happen as long as broke ppl are being advertised a place with rich ppl. Vegas and AC have always been sketchy if you walk less than a single block in any of the wrong directions and the parking lots are as well. They're tourist traps for people partying but for gamblers it's an inefficient mess and has been for a long time.
Yeah, they should have ATM style machines in the hallway where you can pick up your entry tickets after registering online.
Oh wait…
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:49 AM   #20
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Making money easy and convenient to move is what the govt DOESN'T want.
The govt doesn’t give a **** how easy or convenient it is, so long as there’s a paper trail and the IRS still gets paid.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:07 AM   #21
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I guess I'm overly concerned with being murdered in my sleep because I always put a chair in front of the hotel door then balance a trash can or luggage on it to alert me if someone is coming in.
Damn...this gave me so much anxiety!
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:43 PM   #22
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I heard someone banging on a door at like 6 in the am a day or two ago, figured they need more baking soda.

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There is always criminals converging to Rio and parking lot when WSOP is going. They know there are 1000's of people walking around with large amounts of cash in the parking lot. A much higher concentration and $ figure than in a regular casino parking lot and that lot is huge, harder for security to cover.
I haven't seen any toughs. Walked over to Wynn in daylight it was quiet. The long distances and empty streets are a little concerning if you don't know the area probably best to take a taxi door to door.

Even on the strip, there are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk grates for warm air. And in bus shelters all over.

Welcome to the richest country in the world.

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Old 10-14-2021, 07:46 PM   #23
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Damn...this gave me so much anxiety!
I also usually have on the nightstand next to me a bottle of water, TV remote, flashlight (was in a motel room once during a power outage, freaked me out) and a knife.
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Yeah, they should have ATM style machines in the hallway where you can pick up your entry tickets after registering online.
Oh wait…
Obviously everyone plays tournaments and only tournaments just like you
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Old 10-15-2021, 04:05 AM   #25
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Had a break in during 2015 series due to faulty latch security left with police after surveying even had to reenter because he couldn’t close the damn door proceeded to lie in his report and **** me out of 35k
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