1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Another Reason To Play Online

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SherKev, Jun 5, 2017.

Share This Page

  1. SherKev

    SherKev Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    343
    Earnings:
    ¢182
    Came across a sad story out of Manilla recently. There was a gunman that killed 37 people in Resorts World Manila casino/hotel. It looks like he entered the casino and fired some shots and set fire to some gambling tables. The majority of the 37 people that were killed died due to suffocation from the smoke. He then had the audacity to attempt to steal millions worth of chips. He got into a shootout, went back to his hotel room and ultimately shot himself.

    Here's more information:
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/04/asia/manila-philippines-resort-gunman/index.html

    I can't really say that it is a common occurance to see violence in land-based casinos (none that I have ever been to anyway) but with how crazy and random people are now a days, it seems like no where is safe anymore. Just another reason to find a good, reliable and reputable online casino to play from home!
     
  2. oportosanto

    oportosanto Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    321
    Earnings:
    ¢155
    Yeah, this was a random attack, but it's hard to figure out how he manage to enter the casino armed. He might have casino problems and that is why he headed there, who knows really...
     
    SherKev likes this.
  3. Joe Hood

    Joe Hood Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    16
    Earnings:
    ¢74
    It's a real shame that this has happened, to be honest. I've had the pleasure of playing in Manilla and never even felt like something like this could happen.

    Makes you wonder if online gambling would be the better option. Saying that, if we thought like that about everything, we'd stay inside on our phones all day.
     
  4. oportosanto

    oportosanto Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    321
    Earnings:
    ¢155
    That's the thing with terrorism, we feel safe, an attack happens, and before we know it no one feels safe anymore, it's insane.

    Living inside a phone is no better option I suppose.
     
  5. petesede

    petesede Site Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    157
    Earnings:
    ¢190
    It wasn´t terrorism per se, he had been a big loser at that casino and had also lost his job, so it was more just a personal crisis in which he blamed the casino. And to be honest, it is not something that would probably happen at a US casino since they are armed to the teeth and spend a ton of money on security. I live outside the USA now and there is a world of difference between US casinos and those in poorer countries.
     
    Joe Hood likes this.
  6. oportosanto

    oportosanto Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    321
    Earnings:
    ¢155
    That's what I thought, this had to be happening in a casino where there isn't a strong security or else the guy had been caught.
     
  7. Joe Hood

    Joe Hood Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    16
    Earnings:
    ¢74
    It's amazing what the media report and don't report. It's a shame that it resulted in ti that, and that he tried to blame the casino for his problems!
     
  8. Kathy909

    Kathy909 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Earnings:
    ¢0
    That is a tragedy.
     
  9. Gambling_Jane

    Gambling_Jane New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    Earnings:
    ¢7
    The attack in Manilla is a terrible tragedy and fortunately tragedies like this do not happen often. But of course, nothing like that can happen online.
     
  10. mohankunlal

    mohankunlal New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Earnings:
    ¢3
    OMG, that is a unaccepted tragedy I hope nothing like that can happen online casino.