"Casino Fights and Fights at Casinos"

written by Kris Caballero (January 13, 2017)

"Round 1! Ready? Fight!"

On our SPORTSSOTROS website, I wrote an article about reasons fan fights occur in sports and everything as to why sports fans get in altercations as opposed to sitting and enjoying a nice, brisk game of competition.

In all honesty, I thought conflicts at casinos were rare and not as common. Well, darn, I was completely wrong: Besides trash talking at table games, purse-snatching thieves and patrons armed with weapons to get revenge or to rob, fights have occurred in gambling venues for as long as I can remember. Some of them are patrons trying to challenge authorities, mostly for cheating, but other than that, fights have always been going on even when security cameras don't catch them. Like witnessing public drama, we've catered to the routine in pulling out our cell phones and record the mayhem, so long that it doesn't include the one(s) recording. Having said that means those in the altercation are up for Internet humiliation. As we already know, anything posted on the Internet will be stuck online forever. Saying that means this: you either move on with your life and realize that there are ways to work things out, or be ready to have your identity shown for billions of people to see (even if the candid video doesn't garner hundreds of thousands of views, just hope your employer didn't see it).

Like posting videos of sports fans and writing about it on our SPORTSSOTROS website, this article displaying casino fights is written to knock on the doors of authorities and securities to remind them what goes on when they're not looking. Yeah, I'm on their side of the equation because as much as I enjoy hanging inside a casino, loving the ambient noise and music, I hate having nonentities ruin the joy and fun with a useless, pointless argument for people to see in disbelief due to alcohol, cheating, and just plain stupidity.

I provided reasons why sports fans instigate fights at live sports events. In this case, the reasons for fights at casinos is a tough interpretation since the fights started could be for any reason, like excessive alcohol consumption which we know is obvious. What are the possible reasons? This time, let's have you do the reasoning. What do you think?

Altercation Casino Video Link
Hells Angels vs Mongols Laughlin Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw4KoOGDG1s
Poker Room Fight Harrah's New Orleans Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha_3280-Iao
"Street" Fight The Orleans Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hnq8-3lPNY
Casino Fight by the Table Floor Hooters Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22demD_Ne80
Females Fight by the Table Floor The Linq https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6GGmIyfCks
Fight outside by Las Vegas Blvd Across Caesar's Palace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFnAcRkjgCE
Fight right by the shopping outlets(?) Tropicana Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTCebN9j0zk
Fight after the Jamie Foxx/Chad Ocho Cinco Party in Atlantic City Caesar's Palace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_C_BPngIEo
Fight by the hotel elevators (with cops) Mohegan Sun Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGEDNm54PLw
Bar fight (at 5AM) Horseshoe Casino [Baltimore City] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLBpE0AC-k8
Fight by the slot floor Coconut Creek Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEupW7AYO0s
Parking Lot Fight Morongo Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTv7L8D6Z08
Fight by the casino entrance Shreveport Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZgniF84v38
Casino Restaurant Women Fight Motor City Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SvhRlnOMl8
Fight by the tables and high limit slots South Lake Tahoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq_ioXmgWxY
Security Guard Knocked Out Horseshoe Casino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sclRN4D5Mo
Females Fight by the Big Six The Venetian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T59NXHq5VXU
Fight at the table floor The Mirage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCdq0EJEUOs
A 2 vs 4 Fight at The Strip Not far from the Cosmopolitan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiD9ryQotoc
Fight right by Beauty Bar Fremont Street (Downtown Las Vegas) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFNKUnNi4dA
"Malice Outside the Palace" Caesars Palace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21-BnKTMzY
Brawl outside Pin-Up Pizza Planet Hollywood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYPqfIVdqA
Hookers Fight (partial nudity) Right by Monte Carlo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOJkhQVGimg
Fight at Fremont Street Outside The Plaza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCBrUwjCnI
Fight at Downtown Right by 4 Queens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVicgTHpxE4
After Concert Fight Outside Planet Hollywood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoeTRvPRfIE
VPartyBus driver vs. Women Outside Bally's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP0P_VTGppE

There's more but some are just cursing and cussing without any physical friction. Other than that, watching these numbs out my brain and I can't take it anymore.

As you know, video recording in casinos are NOT allowed, but then, how are securities able to know even with casino ceilings filled with so many security cameras, it looks like a slew of black-head acne? Hard to say, but it seems there's always something wrong going on around casinos. Worst of all, it's a place where money is involved.

Whether you're shocked or amused by this, it is likely that some of these videos will be flagged for removal especially featuring workers wishing to have their faces blurred. I'm sure some of you may get a kick out of the cat fights. Well....

Anyway, if you currently work at a casino and/or are a casino security guard, whether you forgive the patron recording the altercation or not, something is always happening away from security cameras. You might as well install security cameras hidden on casino promos outside and inside the building. Trust me, no one will see. It's 2017 and if you can watch video on a page from a magazine, then there's no reason you can't have a huge promotional wall poster that can act like a security camera to catch thieves and any altercations that may occur. Clean up the dirt for the casino goers; Make it worthwhile for the patrons' tour and enjoyment, enabling them to come back and stay again; Lay harsh punishments for those irresponsible for their actions for ruining everything for everyone else.

Sports fans fighting over sports is one thing with legitimate reasons as to why. Casino fights? Anything goes, basically. Also, since casinos are open to the public, weapons may be in possession so really be very careful. When I go to a casino, I want to relax and enjoy the sounds and energy of my surroundings. Being approached by strangers, a gorgeous woman flirting with me in order to con me out of thousands of dollars (gold-digging) and seeing people win the big jackpots—it's the average environment at a casino. Witnessing a fight is too much as it makes the place unsafe, and may lead someone like me to never come back. I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm sure knowing that a place can be violent can scare away frequent patrons.

Just when you thought you're highly concentrated in trying to strike it rich, you'd have to worry about these silly drama caught on video.