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Wynn now conducting bag checks

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by nin7474, Oct 5, 2020.

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  1. thegov2k2

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    This all seems, at least to me, to be only in place as a deterrent. If people who might be coming in to cause trouble see a strong security presence at the front door, they're going to leave. Security isn't interested in actually finding contraband on anyone, they're looking to keep n'er-do-wells from even trying to walk through the door.
     
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    Like publicized drunk driving check points it also helps the average person think twice about doing something stupid, like drunk driving. Considering how many loaded guns TSA finds each year there are a lot of stupid average people.
     
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    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    We have stayed there before last year and liked it, there are no bells or whistles just a clean room and we like the casino with comped rooms and no resort fee. I will take pictures of the room and anything else I can think of and post as soon as I can get time to do it, hopefully with tons of pictures
     
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    Did they do this kinda stuff after the MB shooting? I don’t remember.
     
  5. nin7474

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    So they’re “wanding” people coming in also now?
     
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    VMBers: How terrible! There is so much violence on The Strip! Someone should do something!

    Wynn: *screens people coming onto the property*

    VMBers: How terrible! This is the worst thing that has ever happened! Why would they do something like this!?

    Do you recognize how difficult you can be to please? :poke:

    I don't love the idea of being searched going into my hotel in Vegas, but if there is a problem with guns and violence in Vegas right now, what else would you suggest?

    Wynn put in metal detectors right after the Oct1 shooting. I can't remember how long they lasted, but there were some complaints here about delays getting inside.

    Several properties increased security and instituted the room checks if you didn't have housekeeping services. Those continued until the reopening in June when COVID became a greater concern.
     
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    I'm glad you posted it as I thought mine might be nuked. lol. Bravo
     
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    A far better solution is to xray bags like airports or the entrance to the Smithsonian etc...wand/walk thro person for metal...focus only on weapons...less intrusive and much quicker...
    I would imagine hotel guests are exempt upon arrival and these measures are only conducted at street entrances.
     
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    This was the fallacy of room checks (in my opinion) vs what is happening now. After the mandalay incident. A lot of violence could have occurred before the room check. Glad they are doing something however.
     
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    Problem is, the shooting at MGM Grand and the stabbings at Venetian and Grandview notwithstanding, either the guns/knives were used by people outside the property or it was just random fistfights. Therefore these measures don't solve the bulk of issues. If going inside the Wynn or any hotel feels like going into an airport and through a TSA line people aren't going to want to go for that reason and privacy concerns. An option would be to temporarily limit access to the casinos to people who have player's cards, or active room keys, dining reservations, at least until more normal visitors come back. Now this would require a change in gaming law but it could be done. Another point to consider, and this is not a discussion on the effiacy of masks or my opinions on them or politics of them, is the simple fact that due to current Nevada regulations on facial coverings, it becomes very hard to identify people if they have no ties to the property, for example aren't guests of the hotel, or dining/bar patrons if their faces are covered. One way to solve this is to require that everyone who steps inside the casino lower their mask in front of a camera so that the property has a record of you and what you are wearing. Morongo and a few other tribal casinos near me do this. It is significantly less invasive than pat downs, bag checks, etc. and requires far less time and work from casino staff. If the troublemakers realize the hotel knows who they are, they'll be less brazen with the way they act. If someone is a guest with an keycard allow them to swipe it to bypass the line. This option would be my preferred method until things are normal again.
     
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    IMHO, this is no biggie at all. The lines are moving super quick. Men are asked to take items out of their pockets, strike a crucifix pose and get wanded. Unless you have a Glock or a hatchet in your hand you’ll be fine. It’s about as unevasive as walking through a turnstile. Just don’t sprinkle your weed with flecks of metal and all will be good.
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    Definitely agree with this. Nothing they can do about incidents outside. Wynn working so hard to get the image that this stuff won't be tolerated on their property is not going to change the overall perception that the city is currently unsafe. It helps the Wynn property but the general public is not going to feel any better about people getting shot or stabbed outside as opposed to inside the casino.

    Unless this is meant to reassure the super high rollers who never step outside the property.
     
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    Paul K: That's what they do at Borgata in AC. When you enter the casino you have to lower your mask for them to do a temp scan and facial ID, both done remotely. Takes no time at all. Doesn't address the safety issue from guns or other weapons (no bag checks or metal detectors) but they do know who is in the casino at all times.
     
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    It is not.
     
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    Downtown, I believe this has been mentioned as a new "feature" at the downtown Boyd properties, I don't mind it at all, also ID checks and scans at the D. (that sounds like a slow line)
     
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    I’m with Chris Rock regarding going to places with metal detectors.

    Stopped going to Stage Door once they installed them, won’t subject myself going into Wynn or other casinos either.
     
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    The TSA is a joke. They have less than a 50% chance of finding anything in a bag...Sometimes I forget I had a bottle of water in my bag when I fly home. It gets found less than 50% of the time. Same with bottles of hand sanitizer now...I have an 8 ounce bottle (plus one or two 2-ounce bottles) that I pack in my bag in a TSA-approved plastic bag and it's probably less than 20% of the time that it gets noticed by the TSA. Less than 50% for the small bottles...what a joke.
     
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    Haha maybe I'm a little bit jaded these days, but my thoughts are it's a really smart business move in the short term. People are obviously worried enough about violence that Wynn saw a good business opportunity to put in these measures. Think about it. If the people who are so scared about violence know there won't be any weapons in the resort or casino they will feel safer. That will mean they are less likely to leave the property at all while in Vegas instead of risking it on the street. Hahaha I guarantee that came up in the meeting whenever they were discussing taking this route. Hell, if that just changed the minds of 20 people about leaving the property you could cover the cost of the increased security measures. The rest would be a bonus in a time you take whatever you can get.
     
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