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Elevator security question

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by jsunsports, May 9, 2017.

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  1. jsunsports

    jsunsports Low-Roller

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    Okay we've stayed at the El Cortez 5 times and the wife loves the fact that you have to have a room key for the elevators to go to your floor. On our last trip in April we decided to stay at the Four Queens. There were lots of Riff Raff on the elevators late at night, and anyone can go up at any time. So she wants to go back to the El Cortez. So my question is does any other downtown casino have security at the elevators?
     
  2. merlin

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    Not that I've seen, the cortez will have a guard by the elevator who wont even allow friends of people with rooms up during special events(ones with riff raff, who'll try to sneak in people).
     
  3. Onion4

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    We just returned from a stay at the Plaza in the South Tower. During the day I don't recall seeing any security but in the evening there was a security person there most of the time. Sometimes they would ask to see our key, other times they would just let us pass. But the whole time we were there I did not see any shady characters at all in the elevator, just guests as far as I could tell. Hope that helps!
     
  4. makikiboy

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    Not sure, does the GN have a guard posted near the elevators? I thought I saw one a number of years ago but not sure.

    During some evenings the Plaza does have security guards at the entrances to the elevators on the first floor but that is mostly for show since you can take the escalator up to the bingo floor and take the elevator up to the rooms without being stopped by security. You can also take the parking elevator to the bingo floor to get to the main elevators.


    In all the time I stayed at the EC I have never seen a guard by the elevator but I guess they may do it when there are some big events going on downtown and they want to make sure that the riff raff don't party in the rooms. The cabana suites have a guard at the hotel entrance and only let in people with room cards. Not sure how they handle multiple guests/friends of guests.



    I don't think the other hotels downtown have guards near the elevators but I know the boyd properties have security cameras on every floor. Not sure if the cameras work but guess they are a deterrent.
     
  5. Marky147

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    Golden Nugget doesn't have security, but they do have the 'Gold Club' & 'Rush Club' rooms.

    Those rooms require you swipe your roomcard in the elevator, before they will access the floors.
     
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    Main Street Station has no elevator security.
     
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    Neither does the Cal.
     
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    Ah, the downtown Boyd trifecta. Fremont does not either. :poke:
     
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    They had some kind of punk rocker event a year or so back, and they also did it during the life is beautiful event(not positive if that was it), they actually required guests to get wrist bands and they wouldn't let anyone on the elevator without one. it's a tad extreme but you dont want people like that who dont even gamble causing trouble for "real" guests.
     
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    Does that make you feel better? People could have got the card from someone else. We always keep our cards as souvenirs. Unless they are swiping cards, I can't see that they are any more secure.

    We use the security measures in my room eg deadlock and or that close over thing. (Not used to them)

    Surely any of thes things will make your room secure when you are in there. We put everything else in the safe.
     
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    Exactly this. Checking room cards is more of a placebo than anything. I used to stay at the Tropicana in AC all the time. They were notorious for club kids jam packing a room. A room, on the weekend in summer, is like $400. That's just $50 each when you cram 8 guys in a 2 bed room. You check in, you get 2 cards for your room.

    So they check cards at the elevator. Group one goes up with 4 dudes (2 cards and a guest each) then they send a dude back down with the same 2 cards and fetch the rest of the posse and do it all over again.

    If they really wanted to, they could go to the desk and claim they lost the 1st set of cards and get a new one. Now they have 4 and getting 8 people up is a breeze.

    In other words, it shouldn't matter to you. If it makes you "feel" safe, you'll have limited options in where to stay. But I'm sure it wont decrease the threat of someone nutty doing something bad. If a psycho really really wanted to go up in an elevator, and they knew they just had to flash a card to do so, you are more likely to be jumped in the parking lot by said psycho just to steal your card VS a casino that didn't bother to check.

    My locals have a desk and a sliding glass door leading to the elevators. When the security guard is on duty, he has to swipe your card to open the door. When he isn't there, you use a keypad.

    Can someone bum rush the doors after you swiped? Sure. But its better than just looking at a card.
     
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    cosmo , Mirage , treasure island , Palazzo , venetian..Vdara , aria. pass 11 1 hour till midnight...they all bave securities staying there ..have to show keys , but wouldnt kind getting friend up
     
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    I've never once had anyone check my keys at Cosmo
     
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    To tell you the truth security is stricter at the MB pool. At the entrance they scan your room key card before they let you in. Your room key card has to be "active", meaning you have to be staying at the hotel (or checking out) for the day you go to the pool. And you can't bring in guests unless they are also staying with you but in that case they each should have their own room key card.
     
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    where is MB POOL
     
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    Mandalay Bay Pool. Most pools card hard. That's to keep non-guests out. I can see there being more issues with pool crashing than nutjobs wanting to walk around on a room floor looking for an opportunity to do bad.
     
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    Stardust used to do that... you'd hand the guard your room key-card, he'd swipe it through a reader, and then let you pass to the elevators (assuming the room key was valid).
    I know that Gold Coast makes you show your key-card, but that's it.. no swipe.
    I, too, have noticed the Plaza having a guard at the elevators to the South tower (at night).... same as Gold Coast - just show your key-card & you're let through.
     
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    Stardust is the ONLY LV hotel where I've seen them actually scan cards.

    At SLS they do check cards, but the elevator requires a scan to get it to open. Of course there are always elevators coming down, and always others scanning keys.
     
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    I dont remember them doing that at the stardust, it could b e because i was in those 1st floor rooms? What was that, the manor(no that was the circus circus), and it wasn't pavilion, it was the shitty little motel rooms out back.
     
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    FWIW...both times we stayed at the Four Queens there was no security at the elevators...on the other hand we never ran into anyone on the elevators other than fellow guests.
     
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