Terrorist Wannabe Shoots Up Strip Casino

by , Jul 7, 2007 | 2:01 am

LAS VEGAS–Nothing to do with the WSOP, save for a few off-duty dealers and players who may or may not have been there …

But a gunman tried to pull a mini-Columbine at New York, New York last night, opening fire apparently at random toward and around the “Central Park” area of the casino. No one was killed, five people were hurt. All chips were protected as the shooter popped off 16 caps. In fact, the casino never shut down during the violent remonstrance nor the subsequent pandemonium. They did, however, lock down the tables (does anyone know if they finish the hands in play?) for a few hours, but never stopped patrons from playing the slots. About three hours later, New York, New York was fully operational, as if nothing strange had happened.

From the AP:

“There were flip-flops just laying all over the place like people were running out of their shoes,” Ramos said. “Within a minute and a half there were 30 to 40 police there. The cops just swarmed the place with M-16s and their guns out.”

I knew that damn blackjack shoe had it coming!


2 Comments to “Terrorist Wannabe Shoots Up Strip Casino”


  1. Phoenix
    says:

    Yeah, heard about it, it happened when I was working at the Rio. Oh my God! thats what I’m afraid of, a bad beat one day is gonna cause a bad shooting one day.


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