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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 will face is an extremely sophisticated system for encouraging gambling, and encouraging losing more money than you intend. You will not get from your room to a ...


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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 or conducted. As the Caesar's chain puts it: Minors are not allowed to stand next to slot machines or table games, but they may walk through the casino. We do ...


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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 arrangements but these are worked out in advance. As a standard guest you have nothing to worry about.


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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 principle is "better safe than sorry": If they card someone of legal age, there are essentially no consequences, but if they fail to card someone who is ...


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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 sweats, it very quickly evaporates and you are nowhere near as aware of the heat as you would think. As others have said, bring plenty to drink--although since you ...


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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 you will not be even bothered if you are not interested, gambling cities and hotels have a strong commitment that you should gamble and increase the recklessness ...


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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, the site operated by the tourism bureau, is not comprehensive, but includes minimum age requirements and seems to be reasonably reliable. The only hotel it lists ...


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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 a general view of pricing and time. As you can see, in your case (and not considering dates) You can fly for around $200 taking 8 hours You can take train ...


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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 no bags to check. All of these steps will occur within Terminal 3. Once he has passed through the security checkpoint, straight ahead he'll see some escalators ...


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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 gripping the handlebars. In a long sleeved "performance " shirt I feel much cooler (even in a dark blue one) and sweat far less. I also drink less water in those ...


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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 lower than 0 Celsius while in Canada. Here is what I have for you: Clothing Absolutely avoid long sleeved clothing Wear shorts instead of jeans or other ...


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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 first, if you see this view. That said, it does not look like a very pleasant walk and might not be wise after dark. The 108 bus will bypass the part without ...


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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. 20-30 degrees F cooler than downtown. Also consider hiking in Red Rock Ice Box Canyon (hint, hint -- the name). We like to trail run in the evening, after ...


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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 as events that may or may not be going on. Hotels with good management will know in advance when all the big events are so they have the higher rates set over a ...


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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-than-sorry, the law was changed to 21. The corporations told their managers to ID anyone who looked under 21. But there are 20-year-olds who look 22, so better-...


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"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 include in-room phone calls, orders from the TV/on demand Entertainment system, room service, the mini-bar and any dining at the hotel and charging it to your ...


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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 enter the gaming areas). So you can walk along those paths, which may be on the edges of the casino floors, between the gaming areas and the bars, shops and ...


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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 time you catch yourself going quickly.


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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 size and scale. Look over the edge down the front of the dam - it's bigger than you can fathom. It's also possible to walk around and up a bit of the bank on ...


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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 to visit a casino with your wife, and that means child care, which can be done through most hotels. Those that don't offer in-house childcare services can ...


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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, while they are allowed in the hotels, the kids are technically not allowed in the gaming areas so unless you want to actually gamble, you don't need to leave ...


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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 shuttle. The hotels that provide free shuttles tend to be not the ones you think of when you want to stay on the strip. Those that do offer a free shuttle ...


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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 the Bundu Bus, which travels through Death Valley four times a week on its way from Las Vegas to Yosemite. Get the details on the Bundu Bus website. Without some ...


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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 you can try contacting your hotel. Airport Luggage Storage There used to be luggage storage facilities in Las Vegas McCarran Airport. As of may 2016 these ...


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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 show. Here's an amazing 4k drone footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppg-4HEJPSk


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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 bit warmer in darker clothing, so avoid it. karancan already mentions sunscreen. I find that sunburn is orders of magnitude more uncomfortable than just missing ...


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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 also a bit slower (lots of traffic jams, low speed limits) and the roads through the Mountains or along the Pacific coast are beautiful but slow. The national ...


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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 Guests must be 18 years or older with photo identification to reserve a guest room. Guests younger 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A valid, government-issued ...


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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 Circus Circus being considerate of the case, with clear maps of the gambling floors where kids can be taken, obviously being the main paths. There, I was 10 ...


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