Casino magnate Steve Wynn, the billionaire CEO of Wyn Resorts said Sunday that shooter Stephen Paddock was known to staff and seemed like a “rational man”, according to Fox News.
Wynn said beefing up security, retraining staff, and putting stricter “do not disturb” rules in place are critical to visitors’ safety.
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Wynn, the billionaire CEO of Wynn Resorts, in an exclusive interview with “Fox News Sunday,” said he reassessed his casino’s security in 2015, when he developed a high-level counterterrorism program.
“I got every consultant and adviser I can think of to come through from Ray Kelly to the people from Seal Team 6. It took us from Thanksgiving until May to develop and institute and recruit a program of counterterrorism and it will be two years this May,” Wynn told “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.
“Basically we had to recruit and expand security by tens of millions of dollars to cover every entrance, to retrain the entire workforce — from housekeeping and room service — and people are in the tower and observing people. We had to cover every exit and every aspect of the building to see if we could identify and preempt any kind of terroristic or violent action. It is never perfect, of course, but what you can do, to use local vernacular: you can change the odds,” Wynn said.
Wynn also said that a strict “do not disturb” policy should have been put into action in Paddock’s case.
“We also have rules about do not disturb,” Wynn said. “If a room goes on do not disturb for more than 12 hours, we investigate. We constantly — we don’t allow guns in this building unless they’re being carried by our employees and there’s a lot of them. But if anybody’s got a gun and we find them continually, we eject them from the hotel.”
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