The Most Dangerous Things a Tourist Can Do In Las Vegas

Posted on 03-03-2015 by
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Las Vegas welcomed close to 40 million tourists last year. The average tourist stayed in the city for about 3 nights and, on average, is 45 years of age. Despite a tourist’s length of stay, age or gender, any tourist can encounter potentially dangerous situations in Sin City.


Below are some of the most dangerous things a tourist can do while staying in Las Vegas as well as some tips on staying safe throughout the duration of your trip.


  • Drinking too much alcohol. Not being in full control and not being aware of the surroundings makes any tourist a vulnerable target of various crimes.
  • Drinking too much near a pool. Alcohol and a slippery pool area make for a very dangerous scenario.
  • Arguing with a bouncer or security guard. Such an argument may lead the bouncer using force, resulting in serious personal injury.
  • Staying in random, inexpensive motels to save money. Instead, stay in well-lit, busy areas with lots of tourists like Fremont Street.
  • Meeting up with new friends and going alone somewhere with them. Be aware of who is around at all times and stay in public places.
  • Taking unlicensed, cheap taxis or town cars. Only used a vetted taxis service.
  • Parking a car in a dark parking lot and going alone to retrieve the car. Ask a member of hotel security to escort you to your car.
  • Flashing large amounts of cash while out in public or on the casino floor. Ask a member of the hotel security to escort you to your room after a big win.
  • Dressing your best. Leave the diamonds and watches at home this trip. There is no reason to draw attention to your wealth or your valuables.
  • Carrying a purse or backpack. Thieves and snatchers are experts at stealing bags. Wear a money belt instead.
  • Leaving a drink unattended. Never give someone an open opportunity to slip something into your cocktail. If you have to leave your drink, ask the bartender to hold it behind the bar.
  • Leaving your slot machine before you cash out. Vegas thieves can quickly cash out for you and run away with your ticket and winnings.


No matter how cautious you are, bad things happen every day to good people who are being cautious. If you suffer a serious injury while you are in Las Vegas consult a trusted lawyer.


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