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Old 10-15-2021, 07:11 AM   #26
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Re: PSA: Caution around Rio

Know someone who had money stolen out of their safe in rio hotel room a few years ago. Really surprised the players haven’t pushed for a better venue although the convention area is nice rest of the place is not safe/well maintained/managed. Safety deposit boxes (they always run out) and more security is really necessary just hasn’t been a big enough lawsuit to force them to spend the extra money yet I guess.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:04 AM   #27
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Re: PSA: Caution around Rio

Honestly, thieves are not close to biggest risk of staying at of Riio.

Its the petri dish of bacteria and viruses in the rooms, HVAC, hallways, just above everywhere.

A thief you can see and attack.

Good lock stopping this (virus that causes legionnaires disease)

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Old 10-15-2021, 01:41 PM   #28
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And let's not forget the real danger at the Rio. Cosmic space zombie vampire versions of old TV movie cowboys. What are you gonna do when Wayne Newton comes at you with a six shooter full of space dust, or when Bing Crosby bites your arm and removes your sweet juices?
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Old 10-15-2021, 03:19 PM   #29
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Honestly, thieves are not close to biggest risk of staying at of Riio.

Its the petri dish of bacteria and viruses in the rooms, HVAC, hallways, just above everywhere.

A thief you can see and attack.

Good lock stopping this (virus that causes legionnaires disease)

Ya a couple of years ago they had that issue, I got the last room they had when I checked in cause they had to close one of the towers... They shipped everyone to a different property. The next couple of days I had to move to a different room a couple of times while they did the purge/clean the water supply. As bad as it is I still like to stay on property while I'm playing just for convenience sake. I did stay at a Super Eight once (never again) that made the Rio look like the Ritz Carlton.

Another year I got to my room and the safe was locked, maintenance came and unlocked it (surprisingly easy) and previous occupant left an egg salad sandwich in it.

Another year after a late night cash game session I was a little rushed the next day and left the room and left the safe open.... had around $10K cash and probably $3K in chips in it, came back to the room during dinner break, safe open but everything in place and undisturbed. I always tip housekeeping and am very friendly to them, thank god I had an honest one.
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:43 PM   #30
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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.
Why would anyone murder you for putting a chair in front of the hotel door ?
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:48 PM   #31
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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
$2.00 in BTC to anyone who best can decipher the above stream of words post.
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:54 PM   #32
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Why would anyone murder you for putting a chair in front of the hotel door ?
If I tripped over a chair somebody put in front of a hotel door, and it caused me to break my leg or suffer serious injury, I might consider murdering that person. Maybe that explains it.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:40 PM   #33
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Honestly, thieves are not close to biggest risk of staying at of Riio.

Its the petri dish of bacteria and viruses in the rooms, HVAC, hallways, just above everywhere.

A thief you can see and attack.

Good lock stopping this (virus that causes legionnaires disease)


Never leave your house, viruses travel everywhere
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:37 AM   #34
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Re: PSA: Caution around Rio

cant believe people still trust hotel room safes. that's like the very first place a thief is going to look
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:57 AM   #35
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If I tripped over a chair somebody put in front of a hotel door, and it caused me to break my leg or suffer serious injury, I might consider murdering that person. Maybe that explains it.
You might have a hard time of murdering someone if your victim is awake, especially if they're armed.
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Old 10-16-2021, 02:44 AM   #36
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$2.00 in BTC to anyone who best can decipher the above stream of words post.
"My room at the RIO was broken-in to during the 2015 World Series of Poker; whoever got in was able to do so due to a faulty latch on the door. A policeman came and had a look, but the RIO security guy, who left with him, was downplaying that there was any problem. But they had to notice the ease of entry, because even the cop couldn’t close the damn door all the way; nevertheless, the cop proceeded to lie in the police report, which essentially screwed me out of an ~35k insurance claim. "

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Old 10-16-2021, 04:26 AM   #37
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Re: PSA: Caution around Rio

Every time I hear of people actually choosing to stay at the Rio, I’m reminded of Doug Stanhope’s review of the hotel. If you want a laugh, check it out here in his tweet announcing he’s been banned from all Caesar’s properties 😂😂😂
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:29 PM   #38
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You might have a hard time of murdering someone if your victim is awake, especially if they're armed.
Worse if he has legionaires.
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Old 10-17-2021, 03:39 AM   #39
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Please PM and let me know what a "BTC" is!
A method of storing value such that you can only be hacked, not robbed.
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Old 10-17-2021, 06:47 AM   #40
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A doorstop with an alarm costs about $15 - a worthy investment.
Yeah there are travel door locks too like Addalock and Angel lock that prevent the deadbolt from turning.

https://www.corporatetravelsafety.co...ks-for-travel/

These guys could have been murdered for the cash in their room. Does Rio have a system where you can deposit cash at the cage and get it out later? I know some casinos do that. Not a safe deposit box but like depositing money in your casino account and you don't need a marker to get it out, you just show your players card and ID (just like a bank account).
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Old 10-17-2021, 09:52 PM   #41
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$2.00 in BTC to anyone who best can decipher the above stream of words post.
If you put a comma after "latch" then it becomes pretty obvious what he meant. He's complaining about his interaction with the security guard.

I'd like my $2 donated to the first person with the "Let's go Brandon!" sign that you meet.
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Old Yesterday, 09:32 AM   #42
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Is there a specific vaccine for when you stay at the Rio?
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM   #43
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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.
the government is the people, the taxes are the reason the cops can show up when someone points a gun at you in front of the rio.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 PM   #44
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the government is the people, the taxes are the reason the cops can show up when someone points a gun at you in front of the rio.
And that's why just like rake more taxes are better.
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #45
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You might have a hard time of murdering someone if your victim is awake, especially if they're armed.
You don’t want to know what happened the last time I underestimated an amputee.
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Old Yesterday, 10:28 PM   #46
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And that's why just like rake more taxes are better.
There is a point of diminishing returns on both. But that depends on your goals. The truth is both can be insanely high and the games can still be “good”. I’m guessing you have no idea how a highly raked game looks.
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