LAS VEGAS SECURITY MEASURES THAT MIGHT BE INCREASED
SOON IF NOT IMMEDIATELY
Update March 27, 2018 Casinos have always
had an open door policy because they wanted to make it easy for people and money to come in. But if you ask any guest, getting
out, however, has been a problem. Exit doors were often hidden and casino cages or cashiers were often placed in the back
of casinos to make it more time consuming to get your money out. But I think this will change in the interests of safety.
I think in the future we will see more clear signage pointing to emergency exits.
I think it is
also more likely guests coming into casinos and hotels will pass by some sort of metal detector. I doubt they will be so sensitive
that they will pick up cell phones and keys, but they will be tuned to detect larger metal objects.
think it is also more likely that when you valet your car, or self-park, that at some point a security worker will come by
with a mirror to check the underside of your car for possible explosives. These hand-held mirrors cost less than $100 each
and while they are low-tech they can be very effective for spotting explosives (see the photo below). I also think that when
you arrive, valets will automatically open your car's trunk not only to retrieve luggage but also to give a quick look inside.
Guests checking-in to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas might have had their luggage sniffed by a dog
trained to detect explosives (see the photo below). Some guests questioned the casino about the casino's right to have K9
Units do this but the customer representatives simply said "this is private property, so we can."
But even before you get to your hotel, all eyes are going to be on you. Taxi drivers in Vegas now are being told
to report to their dispatchers if any guests are arrivin with large amounts of luggage or unusual looking luggage.