Las Vegas Shooting
Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, on the Las Vegas Strip following a deadly shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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By Rio Yamat, AP

The high-roller gambler who opened fire on concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip had lost tens of thousands of dollars while gambling weeks before the mass shooting and was upset about how the casinos had treated him, according to FBI documents made public this week.

The documents reveal the strongest indication of a motive for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. They paint a detailed account of gunman Stephen Paddock’s final days before the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that killed 60 people and injured hundreds more.

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This October 2017 file photo taken by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows the interior of Stephen Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, from which he committed the mass shooting. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

A gambler whose name is redacted from the hundreds of pages of documents told the FBI that Paddock “was very upset at the way casinos were treating him and other high rollers.”

Neither the FBI nor the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the lead investigating agency, presented an official motive for the shooting. Both agencies have said Paddock acted alone.

In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, Eric Paddock holds a photo of himself, at left, and his brother, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, at right, outside his home in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The 10-minute massacre unfolded on the final night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest music festival across the street from the Mandalay Bay resort. Authorities have said Paddock, 64, unleashed a barrage of bullets into the festival crowd from his corner suite on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

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  1. Still waiting for the explanation of how all the drives and memories were removed from the laptop and phones from a room that was supposedly barricaded from the inside! Which actual firearms were used and whose prints were on all of them

    • still waiting for the explanation of there were no shots fired by law enforcement
      the only shots fired at paddock were by paddock himself
      until it was revealed that oh yeah
      there was a negligent disgarge inside the room by a leo
      but it was unrelated to the death
      of one stephen paddock

      • …Still, something smells ‘fishy’ in this whole Mandalay Bay thingy ….

        or am I jus’ a tinfoil hat wearin’ PoTG ?

        • No, you MIGHT be a tinfoil hat wearin’ PoTG, I can’t speak to that because I don’t know you, but you are spot on with this one, it stinks..

      • The Saudi prince was in Vegas at another hotel. This was done to pull all protection from him to this location and make it easier to knock him off. remember the reports of gunfire at another hotel ? The police were told not to proceed to the room to allow the Saudi’s to escape detection. Note that shortly after this, there was a big roundup of the Saudi royal family members in Saudi Arabia. Our gov. covered this up and created a false narrative and used bump stocks as a defection from what happened. Why would a single shooter break out two plate glass windows to shoot from. This guy was another Oswald.

        • “Why would a single shooter break out two plate glass windows to shoot from“

          So that he would have fields of fire on two separate sides of the building, look at the picture accompanying this article.

        • this explains the undetonated 50lbs of tannerite in the parking lot he was hoping they would move him.

          Also the ISIS connection possibly.

    • Anonymously sourced stories are always false, whether the target is Joe Biden or Donald Trump, anonymous stories are always wrong. is there a source? is the lie from the FBI, the press, or the alleged source? All good questions, but one thing is sure, this story was made up.

  2. Very scant info given here by the AP. No link at all to who actually stated this? Interesting that this should come out on the heels of the actions by Ms. Transgender Claimer.

  3. stephen paddock
    was connected to the fbi
    through his father
    who was on the fbis 10 most wanted list for years
    he was at least as likely as not
    working under their direction or control the whole time
    and now the fbi expects us to believe
    that he was mad at casinos
    so he attacked a musical festival across the street
    there are currently no words in the english language
    to adequately describe
    how corrupt inept and reprehensible the fbi is
    they are as loathsome as any group of people that have ever operated on us soil

    • And no mention of “the accused” being a registered Democrat and had made numerous s0cial media posts of his anger over Hillary’s loss in the 2016 election?

      And the shooting was a reprisal against the demographic he thought were Trump voters?

      • “And no mention of “the accused” being a registered Democrat and had made numerous s0cial media posts of his anger over Hillary’s loss in the 2016 election?“

        There’s no mention of that because it’s all bullshit.

        “Paddock appeared fixated on three pillars of right-wing extremism: anti-government conspiracy theories, threats to Second Amendment rights, and overly burdensome taxes. For instance, one witness told Las Vegas police that Paddock was “kind of fanatical” about his anti-government conspiracies and that he believed someone had to “wake up the American public” and get them to arm themselves in response to looming threats. Family members and associates of Paddock painted a picture of a man who loathed restrictions on gun ownership and believed that the Second Amendment was under siege, according to our review of their statements to investigators after the shooting and other documents compiled by the authorities.”

        “When the associate refused because he said it would be illegal, Paddock reportedly became enraged and made references to a litany of anti-government conspiracy theories, including supposed plans by the Federal Emergency Management Administration to set up “detention camps” of Americans and plans for widespread confiscation of firearms“

        Yep, an antigovernment 2A absolutist.

        Sorry boys, it’s clear Stephen paddock us one of yours, own it.

        • So…”One of ours” shoots hundreds of “ours”?
          I thought you said you didn’t smoke crack………….

        • You do seem oddly interested and vocal on this one particular conspiracy theory especially given how many years you keep on it. Ah well I am sure there is no attempt to steer false information from equally misleading media.

        • finally, something plausible.
          a man opposed to 2a restrictions created awareness by committing an act sure to further 2a restrictions.
          good thing he thought that through.

    • “and now the fbi expects us to believe
      that he was mad at ca sinos”

      And why is this being released right now? They told us they didn’t know his motive. So which one is the lie? There’s a reason for all things.

      *c a s i n o sends your comment to moderation

  4. still think
    that cesar sayoc
    really sent all those fake pipe bombs
    to all those prominent democrats
    in the lead up to the 2018 midterm elections

  5. Right on the heels of the shooting in Nashville…Sounds like pouring gasoline on a fire to hurry up TN and pass some Gun Control Rot.

    Lay your means of self defense at the feet of Gun Control zealots and Gun Control zealots will be where they always are should you and yours ever be cornered by a murderer…NOWHERE.

  6. Mad at casinos so he took it out on people that had nothing to do with the casino? who on Earth came to that conclusion? The queen that used to do J Edgar Hoover’s toenails?

    • First you’d have to find Paddocks giverment safe house to do that.
      And NTexas, just a heads up, you’ve got to quit believing that the U.S. Constitution protects you from anything.
      It doesn’t, even the Supreme Court cant make work.

  7. Fishy doesn’t begin to explain this one. The timing, the information. Or lack there of. Its is so simple. Like they just came up with that “information” right before releasing it. Strikes one as odd indeed.

    • Look a distraction………but what issues are they actually trying to distract from besides the Patriot Act 2 TIK TOK boogaloo

  8. MADDMAXX March 30, 2023 At 17:02
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    So, you got a gambling problem? No problem, just go kill a shitload of strangers then blow your fukking brains out… THAT will fix everything and teach those people about the evils of enjoying a night out listening to some music… I say BULLSHIT, that assclown was either a Spook or an FBI informant and somebody wanted him gone…
    If I’m THAT upset at the way a casino was treating me, I’d shoot up the casino and try to get the management, I’m not going to take it out 60 innocent people who had nothing to do with the casino… I don’t buy it…

    MODERATE away, I really give zero fukks about your MODERATION bullshit…

    • “I’m not going to take it out 60 innocent people who had nothing to do with the casino“

      Monty, I don’t think you would… Because you’re not mentally ill.

      There are a lot of crazy people out there, and when they gain access to MSRs with bump stocks and ample magazines, many people get hurt and killed.

  9. News flash – you play at a casino and the mob is going to rob you blind. And the swamp will support the mob. This is a surprise of some type? Why gamlin was largely outlawed by great-grandpa.

    • Most casinos are controlled by big corporations now, which leaves the mob out. The corporations are even more heartless than the mob. The least the mob would do would show them a good time before sending them home on a Greyhound.

  10. It took them 5 1/2 years to come up with this? Well, I guess first things first and things like conservative parents angry at their school boards have to take priority.

    • Hey, it took the government a year to claim that five Ukrainians rented a yacht and blew up a pipeline. After a year of saying it was Russia blowing up their own pipeline.

      The Democrats in DC are not the brightest lightbulbs. However, they are good at stealing elections.

  11. I don’t believe it. If he was so angry at the casinos he would have set one on fire. Like what happened with the MGM Grand. Or he would have used a bomb. Like what happened at the Harrah’s Casino in Reno.

    This guy was on their radar. And they let him slip through the cracks. They are trying to cover up for their mistakes. And justify having their enormous budgets continued.

    • Yep. A load of g u a n o. Assemble an arsenal & get it into yer hotel room unnoticed?!? Sure. Keep your powder dry POTG. There’s BS afoot🙄

      • Why weren’t all of the guns within reach? They’re spread out in the photo of his room. How many guns did he think he was going to need to carry this out?

      • I can disassemble an AR, stash the parts on my body and walk un-noticed anywhere. I’d not bother with more than 2, tho. They dont overhead THAT fast. No need to bother with bumpstocks, either.

  12. The man was worth millions.
    Folks lose it all and dont go crazy and kill people.

    On the other hand- a fellow in SC killed four people in a bike shop cause he thought he was disrespected. Got away with it for years.

  13. Two million dollars, a place to stay, and a facelift.
    Now go get rid of Shall Not Be Infringed.
    Bumpstocks, andTrump fell for it.

  14. las
    just like garland texas
    and gretchen whitmer
    and cesar sayoc
    and jan 6th
    and everything else
    including nashville

  15. “FBI Docs Claim Las Vegas Killer Opened Fire Because He Was Angry at Casinos”

    ●Las Vegas Killer does nothing to hurt casinos except to break two windows.
    ●Las Vegas Killer has mini arsenal in a casino but does not attack casino or those inside of it.
    ●Las Vegas Killer makes no threats ever against casinos or those operating them.
    ●Longtime girlfriend Marilou Danley never made a statement that the killings were caused by was anger at the casinos.

    Did I miss anything?

    • “Did I miss anything?”

      The FBI has given us many reasons not to trust them over the past few years.

    • You covered most of my thoughts, but you missed that he took a shot at a fuel tank at the airport. The loser probably watched too many movies and expected it to go up like a mushroom cloud. If this had professionals behind it, he could have been equipped to make a huge spill and fire.

      Losing a ton of money might have set him off, but he seems to have went for a big body count over revenge against the casino that took his money.

  16. Biden : ” We need something to take the pressure off of the LGBTQXYZ shooter, and we need it quick”
    FBI : “Okay boss, here, we’ll come up with a story by the time you’re done with that ice cream. Don’t worry, it’ll be a doozy.”
    Biden : ” Okay, emergency averted. Have you met my sister Jill ?”… (pointing to Commander, the First Dog)

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