Casino Guards, Used to Handling Drunks, Confront Greater Dangers

Security officers at Las Vegas casinos are better trained and led than stereotypical “rent-a-cops,” experts say, but many are unarmed and rarely contend with serious criminal violence.

Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks

By JOHN BRANCH, SERGE F. KOVALESKI and SABRINA TAVERNISE October 4, 2017 LAS VEGAS — The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or...

At Casino Hotels, Welcome for Guests Makes Security Difficult

By KEN BELSON, JOHN ELIGON and JENNIFER MEDINA October 4, 2017 LAS VEGAS — When Stephen Paddock pulled his car up to the wide circular driveway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a half-dozen bellboys and valets were likely to be...

Live Briefing: Las Vegas Shooting Live Updates: Trump Calls the Gunman ‘Sick’

Live Briefing By THE NEW YORK TIMES October 3, 2017 LAS VEGAS — Law enforcement officials on Tuesday continued looking for a motive in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, scouring the gunman’s personal and...

Live Briefing: Las Vegas Shooting: Live Updates

Live Briefing By RUSSELL GOLDMAN October 2, 2017 • The police killed a gunman after a shooting at a concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. They said they believed there were no other attackers. • Multiple casualties were...

Shooting Reported at Las Vegas Casino Hotel

By GERRY MULLANY and RUSSELL GOLDMAN October 2, 2017 A gunman opened fire Sunday night at a concert at a Las Vegas casino hotel, sending people fleeing as SWAT units searched for the attacker and the police investigated reports of shootings...