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Steve Wynn says Vegas shooter was unremarkable customer

Casino magnate Steve Wynn said the Las Vegas mass shooter, Stephen Paddock, lost at the $20,000 to $30,000 level while gambling at his casino for eight years. 

The Wynn Resorts CEO called Paddock an unremarkable customer since 2006 during the company’s quarterly earning call on Thursday.  

‘The fellow who did the shooting had been a customer since 2006; that’s when we first picked him up on our records,’ Wynn said, according to Las Vegas Sun.

Stephen Paddock, 64

Casino magnate Steve Wynn (left) said the Las Vegas mass shooter, Stephen Paddock (right), lost at the $20,000 to $30,000 level while gambling at his casino for eight years

Wynn was also asked about security on the Strip. Wynn said he has been developing his intensive security plan for years. He's met with numerous experts, including members of SEAL Team 6, to discuss details of the plan. Pictured is the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas 

Wynn was also asked about security on the Strip. Wynn said he has been developing his intensive security plan for years. He’s met with numerous experts, including members of SEAL Team 6, to discuss details of the plan. Pictured is the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas 

Wynn said Paddock, 64, was ‘a player with a modest budget’, who had frequented his property in the last three years ‘with his lady friend’, apparently referring to Marilou Danley. 

The businessman said he had the chance to interview his employees who knew Paddock.

Wynn said Paddock, 64, was 'a player with a modest budget', who frequented his property in the last three years 'with his lady friend'. He was referring to Marilou Danley (pictured)

Wynn said Paddock, 64, was ‘a player with a modest budget’, who frequented his property in the last three years ‘with his lady friend’. He was referring to Marilou Danley (pictured)

‘He played at the $20,000-$30,000 level. He was a winner at Mandalay Bay but a loser at our place over the six to eight years here. He didn’t meet the profile of a problem gambler. 

‘He was a very controlled person. … They were the most vanilla, unexciting, totally typical couple that has ever walked in this building. When I interviewed employees who knew him, they were stunned,’ Wynn added. 

Wynn was also asked about security on the Strip. 

‘This would be a tough place to survive longer than three minutes if you had a gun on you,’ he said, adding the plan became operational in spring of last year. 

Wynn said he has been developing his intensive security plan for years. He’s met with numerous experts, including members of SEAL Team 6, to discuss details of the plan.

He also said he’s been meeting with a group of Strip executives who are developing a plan to help victims, including two Wynn Resorts employees, who experienced serious and long-term injuries as a result of the shootings, according to the Sun.

Paddock sprayed bullets on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 1, as terrified concertgoers fled to safety. 

He killed 58 innocent people and wounded more than 515 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. 

Paddock was clearly prepared for police when they approached his room – he had three cameras focused on the hallway to alert him when they were outside. 

At first, he shot through the door at the responding officers, but turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. 

He killed 58 innocent people and wounded more than 515 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Victims flee the scene on October 

He killed 58 innocent people and wounded more than 515 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Victims flee the scene on October 

Paddock was clearly prepared for police when they approached his room (at Mandalay Bay pictured) - he had three cameras focused on the hallway to alert him when they were outside. At first, he shot through the door at the officers, but then shot himself dead 

Paddock was clearly prepared for police when they approached his room (at Mandalay Bay pictured) – he had three cameras focused on the hallway to alert him when they were outside. At first, he shot through the door at the officers, but then shot himself dead 

While Paddock’s motives still aren’t clear, investigators have started to get a better understanding of his mental well being in the lead up to the attack. 

Several people have commented that Paddock started to smell of alcohol recently. He also was reportedly prescribed the anti-anxiety medication Valium and was taking it at its highest dosage by June 2017.  

The side effects of the drug – which include suicidal thoughts and fearlessness – are amplified when mixed with alcohol. 

Paddock’s family has a criminal history as well. His father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was a notorious bank robber who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for nearly a decade. 

And on Wednesday, Paddock’s younger brother Bruce, about 58, was arrested in North Hollywood, California for child pornography.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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