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Stephen Paddock Deposition Offers Look at Las Vegas Shooter

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 01:37 PM

Stephen Paddock revealed his unorthodox lifestyle in a 97-page court deposition as part of a civil lawsuit against Cosmopolitan Hotel in 2013, according to CNN, which obtained exclusively a copy of the court document.

Paddock is suspected of firing on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 1, killing 58 people and injuring 500 others, NBC News reported. He turned the gun on himself as police moved in.

But on Oct. 29, 2013, he described himself as the "biggest video poker player in the world" in a deposition against the hotel where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011, CNN reported.

Here are some of the highlights of Paddock's deposition, per CNN.

On his gambling habit:

Paddock testified that he averaged 14 hours a day, 365 days a year gambling in casinos at the height of his gambling in 2006. He preferred to play though the night.

"I'll gamble all night," Paddock said in the deposition. "I sleep during the day."

He said his bets ran from $100 to $1,350 and could bet up to $1 million in a given night.

On life in the casino:

Paddock said he would wear sweatpants and flip-flops during his time in the casino and carried is own drink into high roller areas because he did not want to tip waitresses too much.

On his health:

Paddock said he has a doctor "on retainer." The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Dr. Steven Winkler had prescribed Paddock diazepam in June, based on information taken from the Nevada prescription drug monitoring data base.

"It means I pay a fee yearly ... I have good access to him," Paddock said about his contract with Winkler.

He also claimed that he had no mental health issues, no history of addiction.

On his lifestyle:

Paddock said that he divided time between California, Nevada, Texas and Florida, traveling up to three weeks a month at given times. He called casinos his de facto home where the establishments would provide him free rooms "95 percent of the time."

On growing up:

Paddock said in the deposition that was "raised mostly in California." He attended high school in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles and college at what is now California State Northridge. He added that he worked as an Internal Revenue Service agent, but left there when he began to invest in real estate.

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