Las Vegas: Stephen Paddock ‘gambled $1m a night’ and had Valium doctor on retainer

Stephen Paddock, the man who carried out the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gambled up to $1m a night and frequently popped Valium for anxiety.

In a deposition the 64-year-old delivered four years ago as part of a civil lawsuit against a hotel where he said he had slipped and fell, the one-time accountant portrayed himself as a big spender who was frequently “comped’ rooms by the casinos he frequented.

He also claimed that he was, at one point, the “biggest video poker player in the world”.