The first line of defense from theft in Las Vegas is being prepared and taking precautions. Consider the following safety tips:
Try to blend in with other Las Vegas tourists. No need to sport a kilt to show you are from Scotland or don a bowler to show you are from London, but consider what's appropriate attire for the local scene.
Leave valuables in the hotel safe (and crown jewels at home). Bring a list of your credit cards and company phone numbers for emergencies. If traveling as a couple, carry different credit cards in case a stolen/lost card needs to be cancelled.
Backpacks, purses and computer cases are beacons of opportunity for thieves. Slinging your tote across your back is the universal sign for, "Please, steal this!" Wear your purse or satchel across your chest and secure it with a formidable grip.
Keep wallets in a buttoned or zipper-secured inner coat pocket.
Consider using a money belt or travel purse, the latter fitting under a blouse, shirt or coat.
Choose ATMs in well-lit, secure settings.
Travel light. Wallets and purses should contain only items with which you need to travel. Leave the coupons, library card, car title, and wads of ATM receipts home.
Las Vegas Facts
Currency: US Dollar
Area Code: +1 (US), 702 (Las Vegas)
Emergency Codes: Ambulance/Fire/Police 911
Time Zone: GMT/UTC -8 (Pacific Time)
Central Post Office: 3100 South Industrial Road (near Circus Circus Drive)
Main Tourist Office: Paradise Road and E
Desert Inn Road (just off The Strip)
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