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They have a neat, if compact kitchen, a furnished living area, and a bedroom complete with double bed, wardrobe and bookshelf featuring a wide selection including a Frank Sinatra biography and Spanish phrase book.

 

And they make their money in some of the biggest casinos in the world.

 

But their life is far from the ordinary.

 

Because, along with hundreds of others, the couple are part of a secret community living in the dark and dirty underground flood tunnels below the famous strip.

 

Rather than working in the bars or kitchens they "credit hustle", prowling the casinos searching the fruit machines for money or credits left by drunken gamblers.

 

Despite the risks from disease, highly venomous spiders and flooding washing them away, many of the tunnel people have put together elaborate camps with furniture, ornaments and shelves filled with belongings.

 

Steven and girlfriend Kathryn's base - under Caesar's Palace casino - is one of the most elaborate. They even have a kettle and a makeshift shower fabricated out of an office drinking water dispenser.

 

But their bed and many of their belongings are on crates to keep them off the damp floor.

 

Despite it being hot and dry outside, their tunnel is wet from water being sent down from nearby construction work.

 

As he gives a guided tour of home, Steven Dommermuth explains: "We use our imagination a lot.

 

"Our bed came from a skip outside an apartment complex. It's mainly stuff people dump that we pick up. One man's junk is another man's gold.

 

"We get the stuff late at night so people don't see us because it's kind of embarrassing."

 

He later gives directions to the tunnels' own art gallery, a collection of graffiti by local artists and some by the underground residents.

 

Steven moved into the tunnels two years ago after he lost his hotel front-desk job due to a heroin problem he claims he kicked in January.

 

He now works the same hotels credit-hustling, and his life retains other similarities with the one he left behind.

 

He says: "We work our way down the strip. The most I've ever found is 997 dollars (£609) on one machine. I've found about $500 a few times. But normally $20 or so is enough to call it a night.

 

"We buy food and supplies like shampoo and soap. Last night I went and watched the new Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds up at the Palms Hotel."

 

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if you want to keep reading... go here

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2651937/The-people-living-in-drains-below-Las-Vegas.html

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a few kids did this in the Providence Place mall in RI for a long while... they had amenities too...

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also, its usually stories and articles like these that fuck the whole situation up, why on earth would you do a story explaining your illegal and private living quarters...

 

also...

"Despite the risks from disease, highly venomous spiders and flooding washing them away"

 

FUCK THAT!

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also, its usually stories and articles like these that fuck the whole situation up, why on earth would you do a story explaining your illegal and private living quarters...

 

also...

"Despite the risks from disease, highly venomous spiders and flooding washing them away"

 

FUCK THAT!

 

imma attemp an assumption here but im assuming generally speaking of course, people that live in sewers off of petty change left in vending machines arent exactly the nucleous of biogenic life strand engineering.

 

THEY LIVE IN SEWERS like human rodents collecting what society throws away.

 

there dirty and disgusting.

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get in where you fit in...i think i'd rather live in a shitty tunnel somewhere better than vegas though..

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also, its usually stories and articles like these that fuck the whole situation up, why on earth would you do a story explaining your illegal and private living quarters...

 

also...

"Despite the risks from disease, highly venomous spiders and flooding washing them away"

 

FUCK THAT!

 

Yeah I agree, now these people will have no place to live at all.

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this is old ass news and has been happening since the early 90's

 

those tunnels are actually really awesome too paint and vegas is in the process of making the whole city have a storm drainage system because as of now only about 30% of vegas has storm drains, its like one of those multi million dollar projects.

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interesting.

 

i wanna go next time im there. fuck the strip just gimmie a couple milk crates and wood pallets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a mole hooker.

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under ceasers palace son...ive heard tons of stories of people finding dead bodies and what not...

 

once we saw some homo bums blowing each other.

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