Don’t Get Distracted At The Slots

Don’t Get Distracted At The Slots

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Get Distracted at The Slots Las Vegas is the place to indulge in a good time gambling, but danger lurks if you drop your guard. It’s easy to forget about your safety and belongings as you fall into a rhythm at the slot machines. Here are some...

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Don’t Jaywalk

Don’t Jaywalk

Jaywalking in Las Vegas can be tempting if you're drunk or tired and trying to find a shortcut. However, it's important to resist the urge to jaywalk, especially in a busy city like Las Vegas. JAYWALKING IS ILLEGALFirst and foremost, jaywalking is illegal. It may not...

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Never Buy Water From Street Vendors

Never Buy Water From Street Vendors

Never Buy Water From Street Vendors Don’t let the heat and your thirst tempt you from buying water bottles from people selling them on the streets as not only are they unlicensed or not permitted to sell, the water may also not be safe for drinking. These sellers are...

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Don’t Get Too Drunk

Don’t Get Too Drunk

Don’t Get Too Drunk   Don’t drink too much alcohol that you lose common sense and have your judgment impaired. Remember that the “free” drinks being brought over to you is part of the landscape and designed to make you part with your money faster. Try pacing...

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Don’t Go For That Date

Don’t Go For That Date

Don’t Go For That Date   Who doesn’t want a free dinner, right? Don’t trust strangers, no matter how attractive they are, when they chat you up in bar or club and after hitting it off, tells you that they won at the tables and offers to take you out and celebrate...

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Don’t Trust The Card Slappers

Don’t Trust The Card Slappers

Don’t Trust The Card Slappers   When you’re out strolling on the strip, you will definitely see guys handing out business cards. They’re known as card slappers who advertise escorts that will come to your room for entertainment. Prostitution is illegal in Las...

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Don’t Touch The Minibar

Don’t Touch The Minibar

Don’t Touch The Minibar   Minibar prices are off the roof in hotels and when it comes to Vegas, they go straight up to the sky. If you don’t want to spend any more than you want to on drinks, drop by a convenience store and buy your drinks and snacks there. These...

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Never Gamble At The Airport

Never Gamble At The Airport

Never Gamble At The Airport   There’s nothing quite like the lights and sounds of slot machines greeting you when you get off the ramp and walk into the airport. You may feel that this is the most fun welcome you can have in an airport but hold off just a bit...

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Summary

Summary   Hopefully, our rundown of scams, tricks, cons, and ripoffs to avoid in Vegas can help you steer clear of situations, or at least give you the tools to respond confidently and appropriately. Scammers are smart, they look for and go after folks they think...

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Trick Rolling

Trick Rolling   You’re enjoying a late-night cocktail and are propositioned by someone you assume to be a sex worker. You happen to be a willing buyer and invite her up to your room. She tells you to hop in the shower to freshen up before the action starts,...

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Phone Thefts

Phone Thefts   More and more slot machines within Las Vegas casinos offer wireless charging capabilities. While super convenient for guests that are low on battery, a phone in the open is a dream for scammers. Like with TITO slips mentioned previously, watch out...

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TITO Thiefs

TITO Thiefs   Playing slots? Keep possessions like slot Ticket in, Ticket out (TITO) vouchers, wallets, cell phones, etc secured at all times. Criminals are known to snap items of value up unnoticed as they walk by. Be aware that these scammers will work in...

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Triple Zero Roulette / 6:5 Blackjack

“Nightclub Promoters”   Casinos, particularly in tourist centers have watered down odds on games to the point we would consider them to be a scam. If playing roulette, find a double zero wheel, or better yet seek out a single zero variant (which can be found at...

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“Nightclub Promoters”

“Nightclub Promoters”   It’s best to avoid the “promoters” that are numerous along the Strip and tout great “exclusive” deals. The deals are almost always exaggerated, non-exclusive, or made up altogether. Trust your instincts and avoid doing business with some...

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Casinos Keeping the Change

Casinos Keeping the Change

Casinos Keeping the Change   More and more casinos aren’t dispensing change at self-service ticket redemption machines. Instead, they give you the cash and print a voucher that you then have to redeem at the cage for your change. Who’s waiting in line for 23...

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Time Share Sales Pitches

Time Share Sales Pitches   Often the promise of discounted hotel rates, free shows, or tours is enough to persuade visitors to sit through a timeshare sales pitch. After all, how hard can it be to just say no and walk away with your freebie? This tourist trap,...

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Long Hauling

Long Hauling

Long Hauling   A commonly known Las Vegas scam at this point, some disingenuous cab drivers will take unknowing tourists on the longer “scenic route” to drive up their fare. Skip the stress and leverage rideshare apps like UBER & Lyft. Conveniently, the fare...

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Photographers at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign

Photographers at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign

Photographers at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign   If you visit the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, you’ll likely see photographers ready to snap tourist photos. Like street performers, they are not official employees, work for tips, and you are not...

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Street Performer Photos

Street Performer Photos   Buskers are commonly found along Strip and Fremont Street showcasing a talent or dressed as popular characters, showgirls, etc. Performers expect a tip for taking a picture with them, but they’re legally unable to set a specific price....

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3 Card Monty (or similar derivatives)

3 Card Monty (or similar derivatives)

3 Card Monty (or similar derivatives)   Hustlers will set up shop on pedestrian walkways offering tourists the opportunity to double their money if they’re able to identify their chosen card after it is shuffled with 2 others or find a ball placed under 1 of 3...

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CD Hawkers

CD Hawkers   Aspiring musicians often look to distribute their music (or blank CDs that supposedly contains their music) on the Strip, hoping to get discovered. They’ll hand you a CD, almost as if it’s a freebie. You grab it because you’re polite, next thing you...

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