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Removed Wedding Chapel Advertisements[edit]

I removed several not-so-subtle references to specific wedding chapels and "marriage information lines" that are actually sponsored by a wedding chapel. Nothing wrong with a neutral 3rd part writing about such venues, but Wikitravel should not be used for advertising.

Drinking in Las Vegas[edit]

The problem is that most bars are in casinos so you you have to listen to those god awful slots ringing away 24 hrs a day. A good- if pricey- cocktail bar is the Venus Lounge found just outside the Venetian. But, for the real deal it has to be the Double Down Saloon, dark, noisy, vaguely psychotic and all round cool - Anon

Contributor research links[edit]

See, do, shows[edit]

The line between 'see' and 'do' is kinda blurry here, and the seasonal shows present another headache. Ideas for how to sort this out are welcome. Jpatokal 00:42, 20 March 2006 (EST)

  • Well a show is something you see, there are a few interactive shows but for the most part you see a show. You "do" when you ride a ride at NYNY but you see Rita Rudner there. Seasonal shows and limited engagements are a whole another thing. I think if the show is going to be on more then two weeks it would should be considered, and dates should be noted on the item. Anything less then two weeks is probably not worth it. --Texas Web Scout 02:53, 21 March 2006 (EST)

External link formatting[edit]

Recent edits to this article have removed properly formatted links and replaced them with front-links, so to the editor who has made these changes, please read Wikitravel:External links#Usage and formatting of external links to understand why your changes are being reverted. -- Ryan 16:00, 23 October 2006 (EDT)

Winnings on games[edit]

I know that you are required to pay tax if you win at one of the casino games. But will the tax be witheld immediately or will you have to declare it in the future for your income tax return? How will tax on your winnings be collected? --Jr traveller 11:44, 25 December 2006 (EST)

Taxes on winnings above $5000 or better than 300-1 odds should be withheld. It gets more complicated, actually. [1]. -- Jonboy 12:00, 25 December 2006 (EST)

Yellow Pages[edit]

This article has become a bit of a yellow pages (an explicit non-goal), with over a hundred links to hotels, restaurants and shows. That's not entirely bad (IMHO) since the main attraction in Vegas is its casinos and their associated shows, restaurants and clubs, but unless anyone objects I'd like to make an effort to trim things a bit. The restaurant section in particular looks like it has some low-hanging fruit, with most of the places listed under "cafes" being places that don't really need their own listing since we can simply note that almost all of the larger casinos have a cafe of some sort. Similarly, I think we can summarize the buffet section by noting that just about every large casino has a buffet, and then adding entries for a few of the notable ones. Would anyone be opposed to these changes? -- Ryan 03:31, 16 January 2007 (EST)

Done. The removed items are below for reference. -- Ryan 02:54, 18 January 2007 (EST)

Café Dining[edit]

  • Augustus Café, [2], (Caesars Palace)
  • Café Bellagio, (Bellagio)
  • Café Lago, [3], (Caesars Palace). Elegant and has very good food.
  • Caribe Café, [4], (Mirage)
  • Le Café Île St. Louis, [5], (Paris)
  • Pink Pony Cafe, [6], (Circus Circus)
  • Sherwood Forest Café, [7], (Excalibur)
  • Sidewalk Café, [8], (Bally's)
  • Tropical Breeze Café, [9], (Flamingo)
  • The Coffee Shop, [10], (Treasure Island)

Buffets[edit]

  • Bay Side Buffet, (Mandalay Bay), 3950 South Las Vegas Blvd, +1 702 632-7777, [11]. Medium line, good food. $$$
  • Cravings, (Mirage), 3400 South Las Vegas Blvd, +1 702 791-7111, [12],
  • Circus Buffet, (Circus Circus), 2880 South Las Vegas Blvd, +1 702 734-0410, [13]
  • Dishes, (Treasure Island), 3300 South Las Vegas Blvd, +1 702 894-7111, [14]
  • Flavors, The Buffet, (Harrah's), 3475 Las Vegas Blvd South, +1 702 693-6060, [15]. Breakfast: Adults $12.99 Children $7.99, Mon-Fri 7am-11am, Sat-Sun 7am-10am. Brunch: Adults $19.99 Children $12.99, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Lunch: Adults $15.99 Children $10.99, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. Dinner: Adults: $19.99 Children: $12.99, Everyday 4pm-10pm.
  • Le Village Buffet, (Paris), 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, +1 702 946-7000, [16]. Foods from all parts of France, made-to-order omelets and crepes. $$$$
  • RoundTable Buffet, (Excalibur), [17].
  • Sahara Buffet, [18], (Sahara). Short line, cafeteria style food, not good. $
  • Island Buffet, [19], (Tropicana). Long line, cafeteria style food. $$
  • Carnival World Buffet, (Rio), 3700 W Flamingo Rd (One block west of the strip, on the other side of Interstate 15), Phone: +1 702 777-7777, [20]. A multiple award winner as the "Best Buffet in Las Vegas", this buffet is the largest buffet in Las Vegas with multiple live cooking stations. The buffet may not have as many premium items as the Bellagio, but the bang for the buck is tough to beat. Costs are $13.99 for breakfast, $15.99 for lunch, and $23.99 for dinner. Champagne brunch on Saturday and Sunday is $23.99. Lines can be long. Open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM Monday through Friday, and from 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Fantasy Market Buffet, (Palms), 4321 W Flamingo Rd, [21].

Transporation[edit]

  • Las Vegas Strip Trolley
  • The Deuce
  • Excalibur-Luxor-Manalay Bay Tram
  • Treasuren Island-The Mirage Tram
  • Monorail

Rental Cars[edit]

  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Frugal Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • US Rent-a-Car

Limousines and Coaches[edit]

  • Alan Wxler
  • Bell Trans
  • Casino Travel & Tours
  • CLS Transportation
  • Las Vegas Limousines
  • On Deomand Sadan
  • Presidential Limo

Food poisoning at buffets[edit]

I removed the following from "Stay safe":

One other thing to watch out for is food poisoning at the local buffets. A lot of hospital staff have encountered many cases of food poisoning and Hepatitis A from buffets. It is recommended to avoid them especially if you are not vaccinated.

I don't doubt that there is the odd case of food poisoning at any restaurant in the US, but recommending that people avoid buffets unless they have been vaccinated against hepatitis is pretty extreme. A search on Google for "hepatitis vegas buffet" doesn't immediately turn up any results, so I'm a bit dubious about this info. -- Ryan • (talk) • 12:38, 28 May 2007 (EDT)

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead[edit]

Are we covering the dam and Lake Mead in this article? Or should they get their own? --Peter Talk 19:03, 4 October 2009 (EDT)

Hoover Dam is already covered under (and redirected to) Boulder City. Jpatokal 06:34, 5 October 2009 (EDT)

Added Helicopter Tours[edit]

Hi Everybody! This is my first time editing on Wikitravel (however, I do edit quite a bit on Wikipedia). I added a section on helicopter tours (based on my recent wonderful experience!) I was very careful not to mention the company's name but I did a list a few of their other helicopter tours. I also read the sections on Wikitravel:External links and Wikitravel:Contributor research links so hopefully I'm within the guidelines. Before you actually remove any of my work, please leave me a message on my User Page. Thanks Kandi111777 09:18, 13 July 2010 (EDT)

Massive edits[edit]

Template standardization, contact info correction, links to other WT sites, etc. Zepppep 10:00, 3 September 2010 (EDT)

Bed bugs[edit]

Not sure how grim we want to get, but someone has a website about bed bug reports and many are reported in Vegas hotels- even 5 star ones. Not sure if we want to keep the page like a brochure, optimistic only for Vegas or talk about the realities. Like the reality of rampant crime and a strange legal system that acts to bribe the police. Also the mass amounts of problems, such as foreclosures, the hotels have encountered. --Electrode 02:34, 5 November 2011 (EDT)

Unless bed bugs or other problems are significantly worse than other places then they don't need to be mentioned. The page SHOULD reflect reality, including the negatives of Vegas, but at the same time there don't seem to be significant numbers of people coming home from Vegas complaining of bed bugs or bribing police, so such things probably don't merit mention. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:54, 5 November 2011 (EDT)

Short Term Listings[edit]

I have run across some objections to my adding Concerts/1 Night Only and Limited Engagement ... conventional thinking would dictate that "because Wikitravel is a travel guide; some of the listings may be too short-term to bother with and should be deleted as unmaintainable" ... to which I state that Las Vegas is from being a "conventional" travel destination.

Las Vegas' very fabric is based on entertainment, whether short or long term. There isn't another vacation/travel destination on the planet like it. To not include short-term listings such as Aerosmith which is performing tonight would be a huge dis-service to travelers who are looking to Las Vegas as a travel destination.

I have committed myself to the upkeep of these listings knowing full well that this will require that I make edits on a daily basis. If I am willing to make this commitment and follow through on my promise, then what's the downside? Briank58 20:32, 1 December 2012 (EST)

Briank58- thank you for your notice. I would gladly address this problem. I am here to help users and I am open to any suggestions and discussions.
Please know that your contribution on Las Vegas page is highly appreciated. I am glad to see that you understand that Wikitravel does not support short-time listings (especially 1 day listings) because it is difficult to maintain them. We do worry that when users post short-time listings on the site, they will not remove them once the listings become outdated. And this clearly is not beneficial for the site and the users... In this way, the site risks of becoming eventually cluttered with those outdated listings. That is why I removed your listings, leaving a message on your Talk Page to let you know that I did not mean anything bad. I was simply following the conventions.
However, when I see that you are willing to upkeep the listings and remove some of them on daily basis, I am fine with keeping them there. Again, your contribution is extremely valuable to Las Vegas site, thank you for that. Warm regards, IBAlex 13:26, 3 December 2012 (EST)

Comments[edit]

I've come across several entries where a show has gone on hiatus for a month or two but will eventually return. Donnie & Marie, for example are now on hiatus, returning Feb. 12.

Would it not make things easier to just comment out the listing and then remove the comments markup upon their return? That way I don't have to completely re-write the listing.

Thanks Briank58 16:27, 4 December 2012 (EST)

Hi Briank58, we can do it this way. Cheers, IBAlex 19:01, 4 December 2012 (EST)

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