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Hotels on the Las Vegas strip: is there a commitment to gamble?

I have spent a couple of short vacations in Las Vegas, touring the area during the day, having dinner and people watching in the evening. I have never encountered a requirement to gamble. What you ...
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How to move children in a Las Vegas casino?

Nevada criminal law is that minors may not: Loiter, or be permitted to loiter, in or about any room or premises wherein any licensed game, race book, sports pool or pari-mutuel wagering is operated ...
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Hotels on the Las Vegas strip: is there a commitment to gamble?

There is no obligation to gamble and the audit/reconciliation of guests would be a nightmare if there were. Gamble as little as you want or nothing at all. High rollers on "comps" may have different ...
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Why do dealers in Vegas check ID even if I look older than 25?

It's more likely the former. The casino's own policy can of course be more cautious than legally required; they could even have a policy requiring them to card everyone if they wanted to. The general ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

Vegas is a dry heat--while this is often scorned by those who don't understand the difference it means that your body can do a much better job of cooling itself than you might expect. Your body ...
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Hotels on the Las Vegas strip: is there a commitment to gamble?

I was not in Las Vegas in itself, but in Reno a long time ago which is also a gambling city. Hotels are, as you already indicated, very cheap. While you have absolutely no obligation to gamble and ...
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Hotels in Las Vegas near Caesar's Palace that accept 18 year olds

You will find it difficult to reserve a hotel room in Las Vegas if you are 18–21, and it is next to impossible to reserve a room in your own name if you are under 18 anywhere in the U.S. Vegas.com, ...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between New York and Las Vegas by public transportation?

Here is a link to a good site that compares costs and times of different modes of travel between different places. It doesn't always know about every single special offer, but it's very good at giving ...
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Las Vegas Airport Navigation from Customs to Departures

Once he exits Customs, he'll simply need to take an elevator upstairs to Level 2 and either recheck his bags at Frontier's ticketing counter, or proceed directly to the security checkpoint if he has ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

You may want to look into buying clothing specifically marketed as keeping you cool. I regularly ride my bike 15 km in 30 C heat. In a white cotton tshirt, sweat runs down my arms and I have trouble ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

I'm resident in Canada and occasionally travel to Dubai to visit my parents. I am in Dubai right now and it was 44 degrees Celsius this afternoon. Note that I am used to wearing shorts even when it is ...
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Can I walk from Las Vegas McCarran Airport to UNLV?

Judging by Google maps (and street view) it looks feasible during the day, though there appear to be no sidewalks in the section between the terminal building and Paradise road. You would not be the ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

We are Vegas locals, and love hiking. If you are going to hike in the hills, take tons of fluids. More than you think. Only because running out, cuts the fun short. Consider a hike in Mt Charleston. ...
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Do Las Vegas hotel rates change the further ahead you book?

Having managed hotels for Hilton I can honestly tell you it varies depending on a number of factors including the room type (Kings, Doubles, Suites), day of the week, how booked the hotel is, as well ...
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Why do dealers in Vegas check ID even if I look older than 25?

There is a cascading "better-safe-than-sorry" effect. The law was originally 18-year-olds were too immature to play (or drink or whatever) But there are immature 20-year-olds too, so better-safe-...
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What is an "incidental amount" when booking a hotel in Las Vegas?

"Incidentals" are the subject heading under which hotels typically put everything other than the basic rate plus taxes you're paying for your room. Depending on your rate and the location, this might ...
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How to move children in a Las Vegas casino?

In most casinos there is a subtle yet clear distinction between the main walking paths which cross the casino floors and the games areas themselves (usually with signs forbidding people under 21 to ...
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Things that can be seen on Hoover Dam on Dec 25

At the very least, you can drive around it, and walk over it. Along the top of the dam is a walkway, spanning the width of the river it holds back. The views are pretty great, and you get a sense of ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

Don't think you can walk at your normal pace when it's much hotter than you're used to. Take it easy and allow longer than you think it'll take to walk anywhere. Force yourself to walk more slowly any ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

There plenty of activities for families with children as young as yours are, and lots at no cost such as Circus Circus or the Children’s Park and Playground at Town Square Shopping Mall. You also want ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

Most of Las Vegas is very family friendly so you shouldn't have any problem taking the whole family pretty much everywhere. You can visit all the major hotels and attractions with the kids. However, ...
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Can I use the hotel shuttles between McCarran Airport and the Strip without a hotel booking?

No, these shuttles are provided for hotel guests, not for anyone to use. Also, some cursory research by Googling seems to show that most major hotels on the strip do charge their guests for using the ...
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How to travel between Las Vegas and Death Valley by public transportation?

I searched Google for "las vegas to death valley bus" and found this page on about.com which says: There are no public transportation options between Las Vegas and Death Valley, but you can take ...
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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

Hydrate and cover your head, yes. Lightweight clothing, yes within reason but not gossamer see-through stuff. Colour is less of a big deal than you might expect but all else being equal you'll be a ...
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Luggage storage for a few hours in Las Vegas?

Hotel Luggage Storage Your hotel will most probably allow you to store luggage before check-in and after check-out. This tripadvisor thread indeed seems to agree with this hypothesis. To confirm this ...
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When will the Gramercy be imploded?

According to a long-time Las Vegas resident who answered the same question on Quora, the implosion will happen on Sunday, Feb 15 at 8am. See you there! UPDATE I watched the implosion live, quite the ...
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This roadtrip through California and National Parks possible?

Seems aggressive to me. That's about 4000 km and 45-50 hours of raw driving depending on whether you go for "scenic" or "fast". Distances are much larger than most Europeans are used to. Traffics is ...
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Hotels in Las Vegas near Caesar's Palace that accept 18 year olds

The Westin Las Vegas is a half mile east down Flamingo Road from the strip, just behind the Flamingo Hotel. Thier hotel policy page on their website explicitly states: Age Requirement Policy ...
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How to move children in a Las Vegas casino?

Long childhood memories come along, as I was still young when I was in Vegas for the first time. My advice would be to look for kid-friendly casinos, Some handle it better than others. I remember the ...
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