Casino leaders call for more security on Strip

Casino leaders call for more security on Strip

By Katie Crowther. CREATED Mar 29, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino executives are urging local government officials to beef up surveillance and police presence on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Clark County Commission is considering 32 recommendations submitted this week by casino executives and government officials eager to make the Strip cleaner and safer for tourists.

Among the recommendations are a call for police surveillance cameras throughout the Strip, more police officers and a 24-hour custodial service.

They also want the county to limit some First Amendment activities on the pedestrian bridges connecting various casinos. The recommendation is aimed at chasing out the many panhandlers who have flocked to the Strip to earn money as Nevada's grapples with the nation's highest unemployment rate.

They also want to ban bicycles, skateboards, hula hoops and unicycles from the Strip.