Shoot­ing spurs change in Boyd’s ho­tel pol­icy

48-hour limit put on pri­vacy re­quests

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Todd Prince Las Ve­gas Re­view-journal

Boyd Gam­ing Corp. is in­form­ing guests at all its prop­er­ties that ho­tel per­son­nel will en­ter a room if a “Do Not Dis­turb” sign is left on a door for more than 48 hours.

The change comes af­ter Man­dalay Bay guest Stephen Pad­dock kept house­keep­ing out of his room for about three days, en­abling him to con­vert the suite into his per­sonal ar­mory with 23 guns. Pad­dock used them to spray ■

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gun­fire onto a nearby crowd Oct. 1, killing 58 peo­ple.

“We are ad­vis­ing peo­ple upon check-in that we will SHOOT­ING

con­duct a safety and wel­fare check af­ter a ‘Do Not Dis­turb’ sign has been in place for two con­sec­u­tive days,’’ Boyd spokesman David Strow said. “That is a pol­icy that ap­plies to all of our prop­er­ties.’’

The Boyd pol­icy was changed from three days to two days last month, Strow said.

Man­dalay Bay has been crit­i­cized

for al­low­ing Pad­dock’s room to go unchecked for sev­eral days and not spot­ting the un­usu­ally large num­ber of bags taken to his room, prompt­ing Las Ve­gas prop­er­ties to re-eval­u­ate their own se­cu­rity pro­ce­dures.

Steve Wynn said last month in an in­ter­view with Fox News that his prop­er­ties al­ready had a pol­icy in place to in­ves­ti­gate rooms if a “Do Not Dis­turb” sign was on a door for more than 12 hours. Wynn spokesman Michael Weaver said Oct. 11 in a state­ment to the Las Ve­gas Re­view-journal that the

pol­icy was im­ple­mented “shortly af­ter the re­cent tragedy.”

Weaver did not im­me­di­ately re­ply to ques­tions Tues­day about whether guests are now in­formed of that pol­icy.

Sta­tion Casi­nos spokes­woman

Lori Nel­son de­clined to com­ment on spe­cific mea­sures the op­er­a­tor is tak­ing. The com­pany “reg­u­larly re­views and mod­i­fies” its se­cu­rity poli­cies to evolv­ing cir­cum­stances “and of course (is) do­ing so in light of re­cent events in Las Ve­gas,” she said.

Las Ve­gas Sands Corp. spokes­woman

Alyssa An­der­son de­clined to com­ment.

The Cos­mopoli­tan of Las Ve­gas, MGM Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional and Golden En­ter­tain­ment did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

The Re­view-journal is owned by the fam­ily of Las Ve­gas Sands Corp. Chair­man and CEO Shel­don Adel­son.

Con­tact Todd Prince at tprince@ re­viewjour­ or 702-383-0386. Fol­low @tod­dprincetv on Twit­ter.

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