Removed Wedding Chapel Advertisements
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
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
See, do, shows
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)
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
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)
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)
Limousines and Coaches
Food poisoning at buffets
I removed the following from "Stay safe":
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
Added Helicopter Tours
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)
Template standardization, contact info correction, links to other WT sites, etc. Zepppep 10:00, 3 September 2010 (EDT)
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)
Short Term Listings
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)
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)
Smoking/Cannabis and Trams
I added a line to the smoking section noting that allowances only apply to tobacco smoking. Cannabis smoking is pretty much banned in hotels and casinos. The hotel I stayed at in fact warns on its registration page of a US$300 surcharge for any guest found smoking tobacco or pot on the premises. On a totally unrelated topic, I also added a section about the three free trams on the Strip. 188.8.131.52 15:15, 22 October 2018 (EDT)