"No Pictures?" Other Hotels/Casinos/Shows Tip by SteveOSF

Other Hotels/Casinos/Shows, Las Vegas: 11 reviews and 13 photos

  Inside a Nevada Casino
by SteveOSF

Favorite thing: Nevada casinos typically don’t like people taking pictures. Historically, their reason for this policy was to ensure the privacy of their customers. As gambling is considered a vice, many people might not want to be photographed within a casino. In fact, some people might not be found within a casino when their employer or spouce thought they where elsewhere.

Another consideration was that in the days before corporate control of the casinos, some cheating may have occurred. In order to prove a case of cheating to the Gaming Commission, some physical evidence like a photograph would be extremely useful. There are those who believe that casinos used to ban pictures to prevent the collection of evidence.

With the widespread use of camera phones and compact cameras, numerous pictures are being snapped daily by tourists visiting the casinos. The casino security seems to be overwhelmed by all this photographic activity and seems not to enforce the no pictures rule to otherwise harmless tourists. But keep in mind, if you do take pictures within a casino, security might give you a stern warning to stop doing so.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2008
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