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Stabbing at Golden Nugget

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Meadows gal, Nov 5, 2018.

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  1. Meadows gal

    Meadows gal Low-Roller

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    I find the news of the stabbing of a patron playing slots at the Golden Nugget disturbing as downtown is doing so much better on keeping itself safe. I'm glad the patron is going to be alright. The man asked for a cigarette and then stabbed him in the torso area. They did catch him.
     
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  2. Sonya

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  3. smartone

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    Ahh Fremont and Maryland... the Better Homes and Gardens section of Las Vegas!
     
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    So are nonsmokers now advised to carry a couple of cigs? For safety purposes only!? :cool:
     
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  5. alanleroy

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    Sounds like a random crazy guy. Could have happened on the Strip or any of the Nuggets...Jerry's Nugget, Silver Nugget.
     
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    They used to give out free cigarettes and cool matchbooks. Everywhere in Vegas.
     
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  7. WichitaMuskie

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    The article actually suggests the following....in a casino.....in Vegas:
    • Try to avoid innocuous conversations with strangers, small talk can be used as a distraction
    Yeah, don't think that's going to happen.
     
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    I spent one hour in Downtown Vegas on my second-to-last trip and that was enough for me. I have never felt so unsafe. As soon as I stepped out of the cab, I was mobbed by homeless people and when I ignored them some of them actually grabbed me. I'm lucky I didn't get stabbed like this guy. Stick to the Strip, folks. You are much safer in that area of the city.
     
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    I think the DT is safe, you just have to be street smart and in this case casino smart.
    I play there until the sun comes up.
    Knowing your surroundings & being observant is key.
    (I didn't read the article yet either though)
     
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    Well, wow! Where did you get out of the cab? I travel solo, am a grandma, and have NEVER had this happen and I stay downtown all the time!
     
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    Where did you get out of the cab?

    I've spent > 3 months there in the last 6 years, and never been mobbed by homeless people, and I spend plenty of time out of the casinos late at night.

    I actually felt less safe on the strip than I have downtown, over the last couple years. Even so, I wasn't in any way worried, as I'm armed with crutches ;)
     
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    Sure cause this never happens on the strip.
     
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    I call BS. I make a trip downtown every trip and I have never been accosted by homeless people anywhere, including walking off the main tourist corridor. There are homeless people in the area, but find me a major metropolitan area without any homeless people. Only once have I had any problem in downtown with a homeless person. Someone was having a conversation with some invisible person as I walked by and he yelled some stuff at me because I walked too close. I just kept walking. No harm, no foul.

    I don't understand why the homeless hysteria has to come into play here. Do we have any confirmation this was a homeless person? I haven't seen an article confirm that.

    If this thread becomes a bash the homeless thread, I'm going to shut it down.
     
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  14. SMG

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    Today, Vegas is no different than any other big city when it come to crime, so you always have to be aware of your surroundings. Personally, I don't think downtown is any less safe than the LV strip. You'll find homeless people, derelicts, and crazies no matter what area of the city you choose to visit. Although, it's always disturbing when this sort of thing happens inside a casino where most folks have their guard down, thinking they're safe.
     
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    Well, there is some difference in this regard between the Strip and DT. Some spots DT, it feels like the machines are right there on the street, making it easier for someone from the street to duck in and grab somebody feeling safe in the casino. But that said, I think both the Strip and DT are generally safe if you're careful
     
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    yep... I never read about any violence or homicide on the strip. :goofy:

    just kidding of course. it is everywhere.
    but this one really seemed like a random act.
    probably a combination of drugs and mental health issues.
     
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    Last time I was in Vegas there was a murder on the strip. Clearly we all need to stay home in our bubble.
     
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    General awareness. While I often find many kindred spirits at the tables, bars and restaurants, I have one general rule for anyone who directly approaches me: they want something from me that I probably don’t want to give. To that effect I don’t have a dollar, a cigarette, a minute, or an interest in purchasing anything. With the obvious exception of assisting someone who has suffered bodily harm, nobody in Vegas is lying in wait to be my new friend.
     
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    I heard he was an out of work bartender.
     
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    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    Sure you are safer there. *nodding head* *arms crossed* If you believe that - I've got a bridge right near you I can sell you. Everyone must be aware of their surroundings regardless of location. DT and the Strip are both places that are relatively safe, but if you look like a mark - you will probably fall victim. Diligence and an eyes wide open approach will mitigate it.
     
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