Resorts World Casino In Queens, N.Y. Has Been Plagued With Crime Wave

07/13/2012 03:24 pm ET | Updated Sep 12, 2012

Along with over 5,000 blinking, whirring digital gambling machines, the new Resorts World Casino, opponents predicted, would bring a surge of crime to Queens when it opened last year.

Nine months later, police officers from the 106th Precinct have been a familiar sight, arrests frequent and acts of violence disturbingly common. There is, in fact, a crime wave plaguing the cavernous halls of this mega casino: people punching gambling machines.

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