5 Things You Shouldn’t Do in Las Vegas
A place for nightlife and gambling? Where Macau made its replica? We are talking about none other than Las Vegas. As the famous quote says, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But, now the biggest question is, “What happens in Vegas?” Before getting to this world-renowned resort city, you have to be cautious of the things you shouldn’t be doing in it. Las Vegas may be located in a free country, but you are not so free to do anything you want here. Well, it is always an advantage to be aware than later be in despair.
Listing the top things to do in Las Vegas is too mainstream. But, have you ever thought the opposite? Do you know what you shouldn’t be doing while in the leading financial city in southern Nevada? To save your time from looking for do’s and don’ts of Las Vegas, in this article, we gathered some of the 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do in Las Vegas!
1. The Place To Stay
Tourists are not allowed to book a house rental in Vegas because it’s banned. Alternative? Hotel rooms. Book a hotel accommodation with the knowledge of what’s included in the booking fee. You have to be extra careful booking a hotel in Las Vegas.
Just so you know, some hotels have a resort fee as an inclusion to what you booked, and that means you are paying for the usage of fitness centers and other facilities. Ask and be aware of this. Because, most of the hotels make it mandatory to pay this fee.
In a nutshell, house rental is banned due to a simple reason: business. This is their way of marketing their sales on their local hotels.
2. Smoking Etiquette
If you think that smoking is allowed wherever you are in Las Vegas just because people are having fun and getting lost here, then you should definitely know that smoking is only allowed in the casino floor and other establishments that don’t serve food. Smoking is strictly prohibited in public areas and that includes the McCarran International Airport.
This is common in other countries, but as we mentioned earlier, please don’t get stuck with the notion that you can do anything you want while in Vegas. Not only in Las Vegas, Nevada, but also in the US: do not jaywalk because it’s illegal. Jaywalk at your own risk with the volume of vehicles passing by or get a fine from a minimum of $350 if caught breaking this law. It doesn’t end there, because you will be cited too.
4. Paying Fees
It is a wise decision not to get money from ATM machines in Vegas. Why? Let us enlighten you. Yes, ATM machines are a quick and easy way to get cash, but unfortunately in Las Vegas, you quickly lose cash too. Why? ATM machines in casinos actually charge you between $3.50-$6.00 per transaction and that is on top of what your bank charges.
5. Clark County Code: CCO 12.33.010
We mentioned this last so this will be the last thing you’ll recall from this list, like a last song syndrome. As a tourist, you need to read and understand about the Clark County Code: CCO 12.33.010, and that’s right before you get to Vegas.
Educate yourself with their local laws. Every country has one. So, here is a guide for you to at least know if you are getting into trouble. If you:
- Participate in a fight;
- Challenge another person to a fight;
- Use profane, indecent or obscene language in addressing another person;
- Commit a breach of peace;
- Incite a disturbance;
- Interfere with, annoy, accost or harass any other person which conduct by its
nature would tend to incite a disturbance.
*Open and read the source link for your reference.
Bottomline: we are not trying to make you act like robots while being in Las Vegas. We just want you to know and be aware of some of the 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do in Las Vegas.
Of course, as a foreigner, you need to be more cautious of your surroundings. Keep an eye on burglars. But, in case things gets worse, no worries, because police are mostly visible around.