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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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Taking photos

Taking photos   It's cool if you use your phone to send a quick text or two, but whatever you do, please don't use it to snap a photo inside the strip club. "That's such a huge thing," says Ca$hmere. "It makes us uncomfortable, especially in my particular...

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Saying the same stuff as every other guy

Saying the same stuff as every other guy

Saying the same stuff as every other guy   Guys think they're being original with dumb pickup lines, but these girls have heard them all hundreds of times over -- especially the compliments about their eyes. "It's so dark," Ca$hmere points out. "How can you...

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Your credit card gets declined

Your credit card gets declined

Your credit card gets declined   It usually happens for one of two reasons: either you spent more money than you realized (while drinking perhaps) and reached your limit, or you may just be traveling from out of state. Banks will often put a hold on your card as...

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Thinking a girl will date you

Thinking a girl will date you   She won't. At least 99.99% of the time. And even in that rare case, it's not going to be you. "There has definitely been some proposals and guys asking for dinner dates," admits Ca$hmere. "At the end of the day, we are here to...

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Buying drinks for the stripper

Buying drinks for the stripper

Buying drinks for the stripper   The girls are usually allowed to drink while on the job. They probably won't get too crazy with you, but they'll stick around longer if you share a bottle of champagne. "I am personally not a heavy drinker," says Ca$hmere. "So I...

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Don’t wear prohibited clothing

Don’t wear prohibited clothing

Don't wear prohibited clothing   "If they are wearing random things that are scratchy, it's harder to give a lap dance." So leave the chain wallet at home (and don't even think about wearing those pants that come with a million zippers in the front). The color...

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Saving all your money for lap dances

Saving all your money for lap dances   You don't want to seem cheap by not spreading a little love throughout the club. Word gets around quickly, and it'll only make the strippers less likely to gravitate towards you. "Make sure you're taking care of everybody...

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Look for discounts in advance

Look for discounts in advance   Social media is your friend. Crazy Horse III offers a mobile app that makes it easy to book limos and find deals, and most clubs have websites or Twitter accounts advertising the latest discounts. (To boot, many even have...

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Taking a cab to the club

Never take a cab to the club   If you hop in a cab and say, "Take me to the best strip club in Vegas," you may not actually end up at the best strip club in Vegas. That's because taxi drivers receive payouts from some clubs as an incentive. Then, to recoup that...

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Bringing wives, girlfriends… or co-workers

Don't bring wives, girlfriends... or co-workers to the strip club   No matter how cool your girlfriend or wife may be, don't assume she'll be fine with joining you at a strip club. Most don't want to see their man with another woman, even if it's just for a...

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Don’t be rude

Don't be rude   An easy way to keep a dancer away from you is being smelly, gross, mean, or just plain strange. "When the guys are socially awkward, that makes it kind of tough," says Ca$hmere. "If they are making weird noises or grunting -- for the most part, we...

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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   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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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their...

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