Was this the most dangerous week ever to play in a land-based casino?

I admit it. I spend a lot of time at home. I work from home. When I order groceries, I have them delivered to my house. I do my banking online. I see my friends on Facebook way more than I do in person.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no hermit. I still love to socialize live with family and friends. But modern technology has allowed us all to do a lot of what we love from home.

I love playing online casino games, but every now and then I get the urge to play live. That’s why I often plan trips to Vegas or a local casino with a close circle of friends. We don’t head there every month or anything crazy. Vegas is usually once every two years at best, and the local casino trips are maybe two or three times a year. But when we do go, we always look forward to it.

But with the latest week of land-based casino insanity, I’m starting to rethink my approach. After what’s happened recently, I’m debating staying home permanently. Read on and you’ll see why.

Tornado touches down at Minnesota Casino

innershooting23062015On Monday morning, an EF-1 tornado touched down at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota, and as you can appreciate from the picture, things were not pretty at all.

The winds were in upwards of 95 mph, though no injuries were reported. Still, a casino isn’t somewhere I’d want to be during a tornado no matter how much fun and how well built it is. Now that I think about it, maybe it is, considering the building part:

After all, most casinos are windowless, so you can’t exactly see what’s going on outside and that actually makes them a lot safer. What do you think?

Casino worker steals $10,000 from gambler

innertahoe23062015Over in Nevada, a Lake Tahoe casino employee has been charged with stealing $10,000 in $100 bills from a gambler on the casino floor.

The charge alleges that the gambler in question won an impressive $70,000 playing games, later that same day, on the way to the elevator, the casino winner dropped about $10,000 without even noticing.

The casino employee, with dustpan in hand, as soon as he saw the money fall down on the floor, swept the fallen cash into the dustpan and hightailed it over to the casino employee break room with his new found treasure.

Man seen with gun outside Canadian casino

innergun23062015Up in Canada, where it’s illegal to carry a gun, officers rush to a southwest casino at around 5am after security witnessed a man waving a gun in the air.

While there usually isn’t a ton of people at 5am, it’s still pretty scary thing to see at any casino, in Canada, in the US, or pretty much anywhere.

From tornadoes to theft to guns, it was definitely a good week to avoid the land-based casino and instead enjoy online casino games at Palace of Chance. While this type of crime doesn’t happen a lot, it’s still not a great thing to hear about. It sounds like everyone is safe in all three cases, so we’re glad that things worked out.

If you’d rather stay home, we hope you’ll choose Palace of Chance. If you have yet to experience the fun, we invite you to sign up for free and enjoy all the free games you can handle.

Claire Hollows

An activist at heart, Claire has traveled the world using the cheapest methods possible, she has loved every minute of it. Due to her love for traveling she decided she needed a job where she could be free to do what she loves and still make money. In her family there are a few poker players and she picked up the love for the game since she was really young.

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