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MarkEsq
07-12-2007, 09:12 PM
So I have a character who has more money than class and is looking for a good time in Vegas, and this becomes his undoing. So, I have two, related, questions.
1. Do the casinos really have secret back rooms where cash-heavy customers can get "special attention"?
2. How would an amateur sleuth uncover such shenanigans (without going undercover and spending loads of lolly) - would there be a paper trail or some other way?

greg 1
07-12-2007, 10:05 PM
On the legit side of things, the casinos offer comps for the heavy spenders. Free rooms, high stakes private poker rooms, free liquor, free shows, and so forth. If you're asking about something beyond that-well, it's Las Vegas. You can get anything you want, if you have enough money. So the possibility of a secret back room is there for special customers.

As far as uncovering such a room? Your amateur knows some one at the casino. He gets lost and opens the wrong door, exposing what's going on and has to work his way out of the situtation. He knows where the room is, goes in, and has to work his way out.

Is your sleuth trying to expose the degradations of a casino? Or trying to find someone, and expose him or her? If it's the casino, you're going to have to find the 'real accounting books', not the ones a cpa would see. That's a possibility for your paper trail.

It might help if you lay out your story a little more.

MarkEsq
07-12-2007, 10:58 PM
Is your sleuth trying to expose the degradations of a casino? Or trying to find someone, and expose him or her? If it's the casino, you're going to have to find the 'real accounting books', not the ones a cpa would see. That's a possibility for your paper trail.

It might help if you lay out your story a little more.

Happy to. The idea is that a businessman (Kurt) is going up to Vegas and spending his company's money in sordid back rooms with high-priced hookers and $1,000-a-bottle champagne. He is using cash.
My sleuth believes that the company's accountant was on to him and Kurt killed him. But sleuth has to prove these places exist and connect Kurt to one.

III
07-12-2007, 10:59 PM
PM Joe270 - he lives in Vegas. (And he's sleazy!)