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Old 11-09-2020, 10:02 AM
 
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Las Vegas appears to becoming a war zone with constant fights and shootings.

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/3-sho...952151946.html

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Las Vegas police were investigating a shooting at the Circus Circus Adventuredome on Saturday night.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, officers were called to the property in the 2800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard about 7:29 p.m. on November 7 about a person who had been shot.

There, officers said they found three people with gunshot wounds. They were taken to University Medical Center and were stable.

Police said the shooting started as a fight between two groups of teens or young adults. A small area of the Adventuredome was secured for the investigation.
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:11 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Wow what a surprise. Just looking at the low life’s walking around Circus Circus and the alarm bells go off. Gangland central.
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I moved here from Chicago - that's a war zone. Let's hope Vegas gets things under control.
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Old 11-09-2020, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Lifelong SoCalian
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Shades of Atlantic City.
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Old 11-10-2020, 07:19 PM
 
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Shades of Atlantic City.
I really don't think Atlantic City is as violent. At least not in or near the casinos.
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Old 11-10-2020, 07:48 PM
 
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I can't complain. I stayed there years ago and with a quarter, I hit 9/9 on the Keno machine winning $2,500. .
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:22 PM
 
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I really don't think Atlantic City is as violent. At least not in or near the casinos.
It was at one time. It's one of the reasons that led to its decline. The population changed rapidly as poorer people from New York City, Delaware and Philadelphia moved in. This created a lot of issues with crime on The Boardwalk. Then, when casinos opened up in Connecticut, Pennsylvannia and Maryland, there was less of a reason to visit Atlantic City, so tourism declined as well.
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:05 AM
 
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It was at one time. It's one of the reasons that led to its decline. The population changed rapidly as poorer people from New York City, Delaware and Philadelphia moved in. This created a lot of issues with crime on The Boardwalk. Then, when casinos opened up in Connecticut, Pennsylvannia and Maryland, there was less of a reason to visit Atlantic City, so tourism declined as well.
Atlantic City has really gone down the drain over the years and turned into a really crap hole town with lots of crime.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Lifelong SoCalian
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What kept Las Vegas "safe" from the 1950s through the 1980s was its relatively small population. It was smaller than Bakersfield, at that time. It also still had a Western ethos, and the Mormon/LDS population was very dominant in local politics. Plus, you had the mob people from back East mixed in. The Mormons made the rules and the mob enforced them, for the most part. That all went away in the late 80s and early 90s with the big corporate take overs, the sprawl and the huge jump in population.


I've always found Las Vegas to have such an interesting history for a city as relatively young as it is.
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