Las Vegas is not safe from robberies.
It seems that the attack on the Bellagio last November was part of a floodgate of criminal activity linked to casinos. Last week, the trend continued where Las Vegas casinos were the victims of several targeted attack which we've summarised next.
New York New York
On Tuesday, January 9th, New York New York casino was robbed by a man who threatened the cashier with a gun and then fled in a taxi with an undisclosed amount of money.
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
The next night, on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, a group of three individuals stole chips from Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The group then fled to Cromwell. So far, there is no further information about the robbery, such as the total amount of stolen chips or even a description of the suspects.
Ellis Island Casino and Brewery
While this robbery did take place in Las Vegas, it was not on the Strip. On the afternoon of Saturday, January 13th, an armed man attacked Ellis Island Casino and Brewery. He stole an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing across Flamingo Road. His description was described by the police as a dark-skinned man between the ages of 20 and 30, weighing about 70 kg and about 1.70 m tall.
Stick to the honest way!
It seems there are some unscrupulous people who are prepared to do anything to enrich themselves with casino money by illegal means rather than doing it the honest way - trying their luck! If we compare the frequency of a successful criminal act for a bit of money with the frequency of a big casino win, it is most probably a better decision to play in the casino than to rob it.