The Las Vegas Sands Corp. is set to receive the most tickets from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, according to a Las Vegas newspaper report.
The Las Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that the city’s police department has requested that the Sands Corp.’s new casino in the resort city of Las Vegas be included in the citywide tally.
The newspaper said that the department has received no official response from Sands, which has yet to submit an application to the Metropolitan Police.
“The application is still being reviewed,” a spokeswoman for the department told the Times.
“We appreciate your help and are eager to welcome Sands to Las Vegas.”
The newspaper added that Sands has been seeking to acquire land in Las Vegas for the casino.
The Sands Corp., based in Nevada, is seeking to buy the Las Angeles-based Sands Corp as part of its $3.5 billion takeover of Las Angeles Live Entertainment Co., according to The Las Hollywood Reporter.
The company is also exploring a bid for the Las Inglese Casino and Hotel in Las Angeles, as well as other land acquisitions.
The Times reported that the Las Parkas-based police department is looking for about 7,000 tickets a day for the Sands, while the Las Vegans have sought to acquire about 10,000.
The paper added that the police department would pay for the tickets through the city of Los Angeles and through its budget.
“As Las Vegas’s largest police department, we are grateful for the support of our community, our partners and the Las Vegas Police Department,” Police Chief Mark Tamburo said in a statement to the Times, adding that “the Las Vegas Police Department’s mission is to keep the community safe and ensure that everyone has a safe and pleasant experience at the Sands.”
The Las Vegas police department will receive a “significant increase” in the number of tickets it receives, Tamburello said.
He also told the paper that the new number would help with the department’s “safety and security program,” which will include an increased presence at the new casino.