7 Things You Should Never Do In Las Vegas
Source: Wikimedia Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places on the planet to enjoy a break. There is so much to see and do that you could come back year after year. However, every year a small proportion of tourists get into trouble or do something that they later regret. If you are planning a trip to Nevada's most entertaining city, then what are the pitfalls to avoid?
Take a Dip in the Bellagio Fountains
The Bellagio Fountains are part of the MGM entertainment complex in Las Vegas and top of the list of many visitors' things to see while in the city. The fountains put on an automated aquatic show a couple of times every hour so you can enjoy them at any time during your stay. Never be tempted to dive into the waters, however. Every year some tourists mistakenly think this is okay and end up being fished out by security guards. You could even be arrested, too, so it is definitely best avoided.
Bend Your Cards at the Playing Table
You may be in the habit of holding your cards tightly in your hand when playing at home but placing undue stress on your cards is a definite problem at a casino. Whether you are playing poker, baccarat or blackjack, avoid bending your cards even if it is by mistake. Some cheats try to gain an unfair advantage by bending playing cards which means the house will take a very dim view of anyone who is caught doing this, knowingly or otherwise!
Gamble at the Airport
There are plenty of chances to enjoy a flutter in Las Vegas so there is no need to play the machines at McCarran Airport, the main hub of the city. Bear in mind that the guidelines set out by Nevada Gaming Commission don't apply here so you are more likely to lose than elsewhere in the city. Find something else to pass the time instead. Source: Wikimedia
Attend a Nightclub In Improper Attire
Although Las Vegas may not have a formal dress code that is as strict as, say, the swanky establishments of Monte Carlo, you cannot turn up in anything you like. Baseball caps, trainers and ripped clothes will all see you turned away at the door, more often than not. Some nightclubs don't allow sunglasses to be worn and you may be expected to wear smart shoes. Few places insist on you wearing a tie, however.
Withdraw Cash from Casino ATMs
If you choose to use casino ATMs in Las Vegas, then you can expect to pay a fairly high commission for doing so. It is better to withdraw your cash beforehand from a nearby bank rather than opt for the convenience of one inside a gaming establishment. This way, you can set your gambling limit and avoid the excessive charges that often apply inside.
Fail to Pay Off Your Markers
When you are enjoying a game or two at a casino in Las Vegas, you can often obtain a line of credit from the establishment you happen to be at. So long as you spend this credit at their establishment, you can use it for anything you like – drinks, watching shows or placing bets. However, if you don't settle the bill for your credit – known as a marker - then you will get into trouble and legal action could be taken against you. Markers are short-term sources of credit and not to be thought of as personal loans.
Take Photos During a Show
Many people like to film shows they attend or take a selfie or two during a performance. In Las Vegas, however, the image rights of the various shows on the strip are upheld vigorously. If you take photos or videos while a show is on, then expect to be told to stop and even delete the files concerned. In some cases, tourists have even been ejected from a show for failing to comply with the rules.