Those, they obviously do. But why not both? Sex islands such as Epstein's weren't really kept under the rug, the guy literally had his plane named the Lolita Express, but I think that other things definitely may be. Not like it would be allowed for the public to know about it if they were setting up gladiator matches, I feel like the outrage on everybody seemingly involved would be too much to bother with, maybe it's a lesson learnt after the other debacle, who knows.
I think it makes for contrary to what you said, the risk would be higher and the reward as well. And, it's exactly what they'd go for if a risk is what they're seeking. But the thing is, there really isn't a real risk for most of them, maybe just the thrill of it without actually being there. Or just enjoying the lack of risk itself, since that's why they tend to be degenerates in the first place, rich people. With the Epstein happening, it was the most sloppy, obvious and batshit thing, but they still got away with it and made everybody forgot about it after. That makes them very smug about it. People really didn't care that the individuals running their country and controlling them were living out their puppet fetish fantasies on children, not after the novelty went by. I think they figure at this point that no matter what they do and no matter how much dirt gets out there, they'll still walk away from it. Because even if something that big