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Vegas Strip gaming revenue plunges in October in aftermath of mass shooting

The mass shooting in Las Vegas by a gunman perched high above concert grounds left 58 people dead, hundreds wounded and thousands scarred by the trauma of that night.

Now the Las Vegas Strip is seeing the economic effects of what unfolded Oct. 1.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that in October the Las Vegas Strip saw a decline in revenue of more than 6% compared with October 2016. Then, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its data showing visitation to the city was down 4.2% to 3.6 million visitors in October compared with the same month in 2016.

Kevin Bagger, executive director of the visitors authority’s research center, said the shooting was to blame for the dip in visitor volume. He said the cancellations came primarily from “drive traffic,” not visitors arriving by plane.

Vegas Strip gambling revenue plunges in October in aftermath of mass shooting

The mass shooting in Las Vegas by a gunman perched high above concert grounds left 58 people dead, hundreds wounded and thousands scarred by the trauma of that night.

Now the Las Vegas Strip is seeing the economic effects of what unfolded Oct. 1.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that in October the Las Vegas Strip saw a decline in revenue of more than 6% compared with October 2016. Then, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its data showing visitation to the city was down 4.2% to 3.6 million visitors in October compared with the same month in 2016.

Kevin Bagger, executive director of the visitors authority’s research center, said the shooting was to blame for the dip in visitor volume. He said the cancellations came primarily from “drive traffic,” not visitors arriving by plane.

LVCVA says mass shooting slowed Las Vegas tourism in October

Visitor volume to Las Vegas dropped by 4.2 percent after the Oct. 1 shooting, while convention business remained strong, according to numbers released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Kevin Bagger, executive director of research for the LVCVA, said the decline can be directly attributed to the shooting.

“Yes, I believe the shooting did have some effect on the leisure side (of the market), specifically the leisure drive side, because at the same time we had strong convention business,” Bagger said

October passenger count at McCarran International Airport was up 1.5 percent, and convention attendance grew by 35.9 percent. At the same time, daily auto traffic was down by 1.6 percent and hotel occupancy dropped by 2.7 percent.

“The decline…was on the drive side, and that’s because it is easier to cancel a drive trip as opposed to air

Read more at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/nov/30/lvcva-says-mass-shooting-slowed-las-vegas-tourism/

Sisters who survived Vegas shooting say they won’t get help from fund due to proposed rules – WLS

New questions have unfolded over how donations for the many victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting will be distributed, and some victims said they could be left without any support.

The mass shooting happened on Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others.

Two Stanton sisters said they relive the terror of that event every day. They also said under the proposed plan for the victims’ fund, neither of them would receive any financial help.

“It’s been horrible. I sleep three hours a night if I wake up in a complete panic like something’s happening to me. I’ve had more shooting nightmares than I can count,” Jasara Requejo said.

She’s still recovering from the latest surgery to remove a bullet that was lodged in her arm. She and her

Read more at: http://abc7chicago.com/sisters-who-survived-vegas-shooting-say-they-wont-get-fund-money-due-to-rules/2717499/

Las Vegas begins to heal after mass shooting with help from USC social work experts

In the wake of the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history, experts from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work are helping the Las Vegas community respond to the widespread psychological impact of the incident.

Beyond the obvious trauma inflicted on those in attendance when a lone gunman opened fire on thousands of concertgoers from the window of a hotel room on Oct. 1, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others, the effects of the shooting have rippled across the city in complex ways. USC’s David Schonfeld and Marleen Wong are helping school leaders in Las Vegas prepare to address issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and grief.

“People might have trouble sleeping or feel shaken up, even if they weren’t in attendance at the concert,” said Schonfeld, a professor of social work and pediatrics and director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at

Read more at: http://news.usc.edu/132025/usc-social-work-experts-help-las-vegas-heal-after-mass-shooting/

Was Reno high-rise gunman mimicking Las Vegas shooter 2 months ago?

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The latest information on the shooting at The Montage in Reno

RENO, Nev. — A gunman shooting from an eighth-floor condo rained bullets on downtown Reno but died after a SWAT team raided his unit, police said Wednesday.

The incident — potentially inspired by Stephen Paddock’s 32nd-floor attack on ground-level concertgoers Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas — began late Tuesday when the Reno shooter took a woman hostage. She later was rescued without injury, and officials have not released her

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/29/reno-shooter-copycat/905293001/

Stanton sisters who survived Las Vegas shooting say they won’t get help from $11M fund due to proposed rules – KABC

New questions unfold over how donations for the many victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting will be distributed, and some victims said they could be left without any support.

The mass shooting happened on Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others.

Two Stanton sisters said they relive the terror of that event every day. They also said under the proposed plan for the victims’ fund, neither of them would receive any financial help.

“It’s been horrible. I sleep three hours a night if I wake up in a complete panic like something’s happening to me. I’ve had more shooting nightmares than I can count,” Jasara Requejo said.

She’s still recovering from the latest surgery to remove a bullet that was lodged in her arm. She and her sister,

Read more at: http://abc7.com/oc-sisters-who-survived-vegas-shooting-say-they-wont-get-money-from-fund/2710576/

Some Vegas shooting victims want donation plan revised

Some victims injured in the mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday asked a committee in charge of distributing millions of dollars in donations to rework a plan to divide the money.

The request came during an emotional meeting in which some victims cried as they described their injuries and recounted how they escaped the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The 16-member committee is gathering public input on the plan through town halls, mail and email before it is finalized.

The current proposal calls for the roughly $16 million donated to be distributed to relatives

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/28/some-vegas-shooting-victims-want-donation-plan-revised.html