Should hotels and casinos screen bags?

Posted at 10:42 PM, Oct 02, 2017

Following the tragedy in Vegas, questions are emerging about casino and hotel security. Many people we spoke with believe casinos and hotels should screen bags before a person enters the venue.

"They should have checks just like at the airport," said Seneca Niagara Casino patron Carol Barney. "If you're coming to stay no one checks your bags. They should."

Barney is heading to Vegas for a pre-planned trip next week. She says the events of the past 24 hours have her uneasy.

"Makes me a little uneasy," she said. "Makes me want to stay inside."

"There's a lot of insane people in this world, and you don't know when they're going to do this," said another casino patron Aldo Detullio. 

Detullio and his wife say they believe there should be more security at casinos following this incident, but say it may be too hard for hotels to check all bags coming in and out.

"It's perhaps going overboard, but it would prevent something like this. It would be really difficult though."

7 Eyewitness News reached out to the Seneca Casinos to see if it would consider reviewing or changing security protocol moving forward, but we have yet to hear back.