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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A longtime friend and colleague of a Las Vegas casino executive who was killed in a recent shooting says she was a unique individual that left a powerful impression on those who knew her.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports about a 100 people gathered on Sunday to remember 54-year-old Mia Banks, vice president of casino operations for The Venetian.

Banks was killed when a disgruntled casino employee opened fire during a Venetian company picnic last week.

Banks was a Korean immigrant who started her career in the casino industry in 1999 as a table games dealer.

She is survived by her daughters, Angela and Rachel; her mother, Rosa; her brother, Eric; and her nephews.

Jonathan Bell says Banks’ memory will always be upheld in their industry.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,