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April 17th, 2018 at 1:16:07 AM permalink
Crazy story....and the guy is still at large. The VP of Casino Mgmt was the one killed. Employee who was interviewed mentioned that pay and employee satisfaction has been worse and worse over the years. She said she wasent surprised



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April 17th, 2018 at 2:21:20 AM permalink
I knew both people well, who were shot. They were the only two executives at the Venetian LV who were nice to me and receptive to my ideas. I remained in contact with Hector, the one who survived, ever since I left the Venetian. We were supposed to have lunch my next visit. He asked me a question on shufflers just the other day. His business card is on my important bulletin board. Mia was nice enough to surprise me after I moderated a talk at G2E a few years ago to give me the latest Venetian $8 chips, which she knew I collected. She was a beautiful woman. Her daughter was a high-level tennis player and she enjoyed taking her to tournaments.

This is very sad.

To Hector, I wish you a speedy recovery. To Mia, I enjoyed every minute of our short time working together. Your memory burns brightly in my heart.
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April 17th, 2018 at 4:38:05 AM permalink
Well, it may be true that "these things happen" but what was declining for fourteen years? Tokes gone south? Promotion or shift change or rotation denied?
General atmosphere in decline or was this the first employee to snap with all others hanging by a thread one step away from buying a gun?
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April 17th, 2018 at 6:06:58 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Well, it may be true that "these things happen" but what was declining for fourteen years? Tokes gone south? Promotion or shift change or rotation denied?
General atmosphere in decline or was this the first employee to snap with all others hanging by a thread one step away from buying a gun?



People like to blame everything but themselves. This was not the casinos fault. This was not any supervisors fault. This was not the guns fault. This is the fault of a mentally ill or morally bankrupt individual.


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April 17th, 2018 at 6:28:36 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I knew both people well, who were shot. They were the only two executives at the Venetian LV who were nice to me and receptive to my ideas. I remained in contact with Hector, the one who survived, ever since I left the Venetian. We were supposed to have lunch my next visit. He asked me a question on shufflers just the other day. His business card is on my important bulletin board. Mia was nice enough to surprise me after I moderated a talk at G2E a few years ago to give me the latest Venetian $8 chips, which she knew I collected. She was a beautiful woman. Her daughter was a high-level tennis player and she enjoyed taking her to tournaments.

This is very sad.

To Hector, I wish you a speedy recovery. To Mia, I enjoyed every minute of our short time working together. Your memory burns brightly in my heart.



I have been dealing with Hector for a few years now. This is always a terrible thing to hear, regardless of who is involved.

I'm so sorry for Mia's Family's loss and wish Hector a speedy recovery as well.

Terrible news.
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April 17th, 2018 at 6:41:36 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I knew both people well, who were shot. They were the only two executives at the Venetian LV who were nice to me and receptive to my ideas. I remained in contact with Hector, the one who survived, ever since I left the Venetian. We were supposed to have lunch my next visit. He asked me a question on shufflers just the other day. His business card is on my important bulletin board. Mia was nice enough to surprise me after I moderated a talk at G2E a few years ago to give me the latest Venetian $8 chips, which she knew I collected. She was a beautiful woman. Her daughter was a high-level tennis player and she enjoyed taking her to tournaments.

This is very sad.

To Hector, I wish you a speedy recovery. To Mia, I enjoyed every minute of our short time working together. Your memory burns brightly in my heart.



Hector was the guy who pursued and green-lighted my game testing on their floor. Only met him a couple times, but a very nice guy. He has a very tough road ahead medically. I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences to the friends and family of Mia. Terrible news is right.
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April 17th, 2018 at 7:09:14 AM permalink
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I knew both people well, who were shot. They were the only two executives at the Venetian LV who were nice to me and receptive to my ideas.

Terrible news.
Sorry for the loss, both to you as well as to them and their families.





Sigh... When will the shooting end?
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April 17th, 2018 at 10:25:57 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Hector was the guy who pursued and green-lighted my game testing on their floor. Only met him a couple times, but a very nice guy. He has a very tough road ahead medically. I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences to the friends and family of Mia. Terrible news is right.



Hector was definitely a friend of game inventors. There is usually some new game on the Venetian and/or Palazzo floor. He was not afraid to try new things and take chances. He believed in having a diverse floor and giving players something new to play, if they wanted. Some might throw stones at him over triple-zero roulette, but the game did better for the property than double-zero roulette. Hard to argue with success. He would probably say he was just giving players what they wanted.
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April 17th, 2018 at 10:32:15 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Terrible news.
Sorry for the loss, both to you as well as to them and their families.





Sigh... When will the shooting end?



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April 17th, 2018 at 10:48:40 AM permalink
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Crazy story....and the guy is still at large. The VP of Casino Mgmt was the one killed. Employee who was interviewed mentioned that pay and employee satisfaction has been worse and worse over the years. She said she wasent surprised



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holy wtf?
it's a tip paying position.
if things are bad, quit and work someone place else.

if you work for tips, should be easy to find another job since it doesn't cost employers much to hire you since most of your pay is subsidized from customers.

unless it was personal...
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