What not to do in Las Vegas
Photo: Luis Villde del Campo
Sensible advice for a drama-free stay
Noteworthy for: The average visitor to Las Vegas has a USD 448 gambling budget for a 3.7 day stay.
Everyone can be forgiven for making a few mistakes in Vegas, but you can avoid a few mishaps by keeping these tips in mind:
DON'T use casino ATMs: Skip the steep, USD 6 fee and use a proper bank machine on the Strip.
DON'T pack only heels: The Strip is more than 6kms long, and chances are you'll be covering a lot of distance on foot. Sensible daytime footwear and sturdy stilettos for night are key.
DON'T opt for a pre-party buffet feed: Every casino has a reasonably-priced option with dozens of gourmet dishes, but the all-you-can-eat system can prompt food comas.
DON'T pay for drinks at a casino: As long as you're feeding money into a slot machine or playing at a gaming table, cocktail waitresses are on-hand to keep you lubricated for free.
DON'T flaunt the law: This may be Sin City, but Nevada has some of the toughest drug laws in the country - even marijuana possession is a felony.
DON'T leave your sense of humor at home: If you have a problem with drunken revelers, debauchery or gluttony, you're in the wrong place.