Hotels are hotspots for criminal activity, from property theft to personal assault. Knowing which hotels to avoid in Las Vegas is imperative for your personal safety. If you are the victim of a crime that a hotel could have prevented, you may be able to sue for compensation. Learn which hotels have the highest propensity for crime, as well as your rights concerning personal safety in a hotel setting.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Harrah’s, as well as most other Caesars Entertainment Corp. hotels in Las Vegas, does not have videotape monitoring of the hotel hallways or elevator landings above the casino. While guests assume the hotel monitors those areas because of the casino, Caesars Corp. does not use any of its cameras to supervise goings-on inside Harrah’s. Thieves and other criminals who have targeted Harrah’s because of its lack of security monitoring have gotten away with crimes for years.
Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Also owned by Caesars Corp, Flamingo Hotel is the scene of many crimes due to lack of security footage. While cameras in the foyers and elevators in the Flamingo are helpful, they do not stop criminals who use the stairs to avoid cameras. The failure to equip hotel guest hallways with cameras is a green light for criminal activity. The only Caesars Corp. hotel with cameras installed above the casino floor is Caesars Palace.
MGM’s Circus Circus
Casino bosses don’t see the need for extra security in a city with such a high number of cameras per square foot – but a lack of cameras where they count can make all the difference. With no security cameras installed above the casino at MGM’s Circus Circus, this hotel poses a risk to guests. In 2012, someone raped a 13-year-old boy in this hotel – leading many to wonder if heightened security might have prevented such a crime.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Hotels
The Las Vegas Sands Corp. hotel chain is another company here with no security cameras installed in guestroom hallways. Hotel room burglaries account for a large amount of casino theft crime, largely due to the lack of security footage. Thieves who push on doors until one opens could be caught on camera and act as a deterrent to similar criminals in the future.
What to Do if You’re the Victim of Negligent Security
Negligent security at hotels in Las Vegas has allowed many crimes that cameras might have prevented. Due to the high costs of installation and properly monitoring security footage, the largest hotel chains in Las Vegas fail to equip hotels with security cameras above the casino floor.
While guests assume their safety is a priority at such high-ranking hotels, it appears too often that monitoring money is more important than guest safety. If you’ve been the victim of a crime while staying in a hotel, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages.
Many hotels in Las Vegas have been under fire for negligent security practices that have led to robbery, burglary, rape, and assault. Unfortunately, these hotels won’t change their practices until the courts make them. Be part of a larger change by seeking an attorney for your case, and making a stand in a public court.
De Castroverde Law Group: Your Local Personal Injury Law Group
Whether your property was stolen or you were assaulted, you can contact De Castroverde Law Group to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case. Hotels have a duty to provide reasonable care to the guests, including personal safety. Lax security measures and lack of a proper security system can lead to violent crimes. Fortunately, our negligent security attorneys are here to help.
If you or someone you know was burglarized, attacked, or injured in any way while staying at Las Vegas hotel, you may be able to file a negligence claim against the hotel, the manager, and/or an employee. You have the right to a safe environment when you visit a hotel or casino. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.