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

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

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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