“The suspected gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials and a casino executive,” nbcnews.com reports. “On multiple occasions, Stephen Paddock gambled more than $10,000 per day — and in some cases amounts greater than $20,000 and $30,000 — at Las Vegas casinos.” What’s not being said here . . .
is whether or not those “transactions” were losses. What are the odds? In fact, what are the odds that Mr. Paddock gambled away all his money?
His brother Eric said Stephen Paddock had no political or religious motivation for his murderous rampage. He characterized the killer as “just a guy” who “snapped.” According to washingtonpost.com . . .
Eric Paddock said his brother often gambled in tens of thousands of dollars. “My brother is not like you and me. He plays high-stakes video poker,” he said. “He sends me a text that says he won $250,000 at the casino.”
Eric Paddock said he showed the FBI three years of text messages from his brother and said he had no information whether Stephen Paddock had gambling debts or was financially troubled. “I have absolutely no information he lost a bunch of money. The casino would know that,” he said.
Eric Paddock said his brother previously worked as an accountant but also had real estate investments, including houses and apartments around Orlando. He said Stephen Paddock had no kids and plenty of money to play with.
Right until he didn’t? Would financial ruin have driven the killer to wreak revenge on Las Vegas? If so, will we ever learn the truth of it?