It is also more likely in the future that when you check your bags with a bellman either at the valet or
when you enter the casino resort that your bags will be scanned in some sort of xray machine similar to what is at airports.
I don't think bags will ever be opened without the guest being present.
It is also likely that
in the future your hotel room will be inspected even if there is a "do not disturb" sign on the door. I think that
resorts will institute a rule that says guest rooms must be inspected at least once a day. This doesn't mean that someone
from the hotel will barge in on you unannounced, but it does mean that your room will be called and at some point there
will be a knock on the door if you fail to allow someone in whether it be housekeeping or security. I know there are a lot
of casino players who keep cash and valuables in their rooms especially during special events such as the World Series of
Poker, but these players will have to adjust to the new rules.
As soon as the idea about room
inspections was raised, many players complained that there would be an increase in room thefts by hotel maids. I don't think
that's going to happen and anyone that worried about a theft shouldn't be staying at the particular hotel.
Another question is how far will a maid go to inspect a room? Will a maid open the drawers of your dresser or go
through your bags? I think the answer to that is no. But will a maid look under the bed and in the closet? Yes. Maids do
have to look under beds to clean and in the closets they have to check the supply of hotel hangars and for things such as
Over the last several years, many casino resorts did away with the custom of nighttime
"turn down service" when a housekeeping staff person would deliver chocolates on the pillow and turn down the
blankets to make the bed ready for sleep. I think turn down service will return -- and not because the casinos want you to
enjoy a chocolate mint before bedtime but because they want another opportunity to inspect the room.
Cameras are not allowed in guest hotel rooms and that will never change, but there might be more monitoring of
the number of times rooms are entered and there might be more cameras throughout the resorts to monitor activity.
I also think that as part of the new security dining carts from hallways and from rooms will be retrieved faster.
Again this gives an opportunity for hotel staff to monitor activities in hallways and in rooms.