As someone who has lived in Las Vegas for years....I understand all too well how corrupt this place is. I am not talking about the 'mafioso' ---they were run out of town years ago. The Italian Mob was replaced by the 'corporate mob' some say they are worse than the eyeties. The mafioso certainly treated the locals better hence the well known preferance of the locals for the Italian mob rather than the corporations...who are seen as greedy as in...hard to get a comp for one thing. Not even to mention they prefer hiring foreigners. Anyhow...to get to my point--Many understand and locals certainly do that one of the main reasons for suicide in vegas is driven by losing too much at the casino...it really does not have to be all that much to trigger a suicide...usually just enough for the gambler to realize he will have to change his lifestyle. The shooter in vegas was definitely suicidal....some las vegas law enforcement was quoted as saying the guy had an escape plan....laughable....he rented the room in his own name and had screwed his door shut....how was he going to get out? Even if he had managed to get out...with his identity well known....how long could he have eluded capture. So...no....he had no plans to escape....he was suicidal and he proved that. So....why did he go suicidal? That is the real question and one that the investigators I am convinced really do not want the answer to because it could/would make vegas and the gambling industry as a whole look very,very bad which of course it is. Countless lives lost and more families ruined by gambling losses than most can even comprehend....yet...the journalists and so called investigators have not put the pressure on the casinoes to cough up the finances of Paddock...and anyone that knows how the casinoes operate ...knows how they keep financial records on all those who gamble in their establishments....they know how much you gamble, they know how much you win/lose. They know how much you are worth etc. And all of this information is available on their computer system and readily revealed at the touch of a button....yet...has anyone see this angle(possible motive)pursued....did in fact the shooter go suicidal because of his gambling losses? I did see one juournalist ask the sheriff about the shooters finances...his question was brushed off. The big boys in vegas fear unfavorable publicity and they definitely fear anything that would place government attention on how gambling hurts so many people. As in....they fear possible governmental regulations that might put a damper on how people can gamble....the corpporate heads of the casinoes care about one thing and one thing only....their bottome line....and as long as that is good.....they are happy and unconcerned about all the lives they have ruined in keeping their profits outrageously high.