With the country still reeling from the palace massacres in June, Maoist rebels are growing bolder, placing small bombs on the outskirts of Kathmandu and in neighboring towns, killing 41 police officers in a single day of attacks in the west of the country, and reportedly threatening to attack casinos in Kathmandu. The establishments have taken countermeasures, but it is unclear whether such measures would be sufficient either to prevent or repel an attack. Consider deferring casino visits until security can be guaranteed.