Las Vegas FAQ
Casinos are on the lookout for criminals who target tourists and gamblers that try to cheat. They use high tech surveillance to monitor people if they arouse suspicion or suspected of cheating when they gamble.
You do not have to tip anything. Courtesy dictates you should tip up to 1% or $5 to $10 of your winnings. You will need to have change with you to pay that amount. When you are hand paid for a big win, they never bring anything smaller than a $20 bill.
As of this writing, smoking is not allowed anywhere on the MGM Grand property which includes all rooms, bars, restaurants, gaming areas, common areas and swimming pools.
As of this writing, it is legal to walk down the Las Vegas Strip with an open container of alcohol if you are at least 21 years of age.
The first casino opening in Las Vegas was the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on January 13, 1906. The original owner set up a temporary tent hotel in 1905 while he constructed the permanent structure, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.
Casino chips do expire. The expiration date is determined by what the casino bosses want. The date can be as short as a few months to several decades. Unless you plan on keeping a casino chip as a souvenir, you should always cash in your casino chips at the casino you have casino chips from.
The Venetian and Palazzo operate as separate companies and are not the same Hotel and Casino. However, both hotels have the same identical suites and also charge the same prices. It may seem like they are the same company since they are connected by the Grand canal shopping complex.
As of this writing, all the Hilton hotels and the Venetian Hotel and Casino offer free hot breakfasts for their hotel guests. You can save money on you vacation by taking advantage of these offers.
It is estimated the major Las Vegas casinos normally hold at least $70 million during the week and more than $100 million on the weekends.
Whether you are gambling at a high stakes game or a penny slot machine, you can still get free drinks delivered to you by a cocktail waitress.
When you are playing at a slot machine, video poker machine or a table game, waitress roam the gambling ready to serve you with a complimentary beverage. The drinks are free but it is customary to tip the waitress at least $1 for her services.
As of this writing, drinking alcohol in public in Las Vegas and the Strip is legal as long as you are 21 years of age.
Casino chips outside of that brand of casino chips have no value outside of that casino. You can only exchange casino chips for cash in the casino where you received them.
In no particular order, the most popular hotel & casino comedy shows are listed below:
In no particular order, the most popular hotel & casino swimming pools are listed below:
- Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Mandalay Bay hotel & casino swimming pool area has four family friendly swimming pools with 11-acres of sand beach. In addition there is a 1.6 million gallon wave pool plus a quarter-mile length lazy river beneath giant waterfalls.
- MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
The MGM Grand hotel & casino swimming pool area is 6.5 acres of tropical and lush landscape with many swimming pools. Also a lazy river over 1000 feet in length plus three whirlpools.
- Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino
Caesars Palace hotel & casino Roman decor swimming pool area covers 5 acres which includes 6 different pools on 3 different levels.
- Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Bellagio hotel & casino pool area has 4 hot tubs and five pools with a pool deck. Access is restricted to hotel guests only.
- Flamingo Hotel & Casino
The Flamingo hotel & casino pinkish pool area covered with lagoons, palm trees, waterfalls and caves. Daybeds and cabanas available.
- Mirage Hotel & Casino
The Mirage hotel & casino pool area is amazing to look at with spectacular waterfalls, palm trees with private cabanas. Poolside full service bar. Two saltwater whirlpools and two magnificient pools.
- Cosomopolitan Hotel & Casino
The Cosmopolitan hotel & casino rooftop Boulevard pool area features three pools with poolside food, daybeds, cabanas and bars. You must be a hotel guest to access the pool.
- Resorts World Hotel & Casino
Resorts World hotel & casino rooftop pool area contains seven pools with palm trees, cabanas and yard games.
- Wynn Hotel & Casino
The Wynn hotel & casino pool complex consists of four pools with a relaxing environment. The pool area is surrounded by plant life and features personal cabanas, table gaming, and a cocktail service.
- Venetian Hotel & Casino
The Venetian hotel & casino features three infinity pools and seven total pools. The paradise atmosphere offers cabanas with air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, and a fridge. Additionally daybeds are available for privacy and shade.
The best magicians with the most unbelievable illusions perform here in Las Vegas. Here is a list of the best magic shows in Las Vegas you can enjoy just by reserving your tickets to their performances.
- Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel & Casino
- Shin Lim at the Mirage Hotel & Casino
- Piff the Magic Dragon show at the lamingo Hotel & Casino
- David Copperfield at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
- Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
- Mat Franco- Magic Reinvented Nightly at the Linq Hotel & Casino
- Criss Angel MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
- Mac King Comedy Magic Show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino
- Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker at The Strat Hotel & Casino
- Paranormal Mind Reading Magic at Ballys Hotel & Casino
As of this writing, here is a partial list of some of the celebrities that currently live in Las Vegas. Tennis stars Andre Agassi And Steffi Graf, Gina Carano, Nicholas Cage, Criss Angel, Donny and Marie Osmond, Nick Carter, Celine Dion, Imagine Dragons, Wayne Newton, various reality TV stars, Coolio, Carlos Santana, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Holly Madison, Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, David Copperfield and Steve Aoki.
Las Vegas is called Sin City because it includes what some people consider immoral or sinful adult entertainment attractions. Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities in the world with an average of over 42 million visitors a year regardless of the Sin City label.
The closest distance to the Grand Canyon is approximately 270 miles from Las Vegas or a 4 1/2 hour drive. If you are headed to either of the established areas of the Grand Canyon, it is a little further than 270 miles. You can avoid the drive by engaging in one of the many tours that go to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.
With a 7 day trip to Las Vegas, you can expect to spend around $1500 for a single vacationer, $2700 for a couple or $5600 for family of 4. Your main expense will be for your accommodations. You can stay at a hotel with an average of $89 per night or rent a home that could cost as low $200 or up to $600 a night.
For the most part, March to May and from September to November are the best months to visit Las Vegas. During these months, you should be able to find the best travel deals available. Also during these months, the weather is the most comfortable with milder temperatures.
The cheapest month to fly to Las Vegas is usually January. Other low fare months are normally August and October. Your plane tickets should cost less during these months when flying to Las Vegas.