Can I drink? Can I gamble?

The answer to both of those questions is "yes"... if you're 21. That's the legal age to indulge in both of these activities and, despite the city's reputation as a free-wheeling and debaucherous place, bar and casino staff are sticklers about asking to see proper ID. In fact, they're probably more strict than wherever you're from. There's too much money to be made serving card games and booze to the legally-aged for anywhere to risk an outsized fine by serving the underaged.

If you look under 30 at all, expect to be asked for ID. The old "it's in my hotel room" excuse won't fly. No ID, no gambling, no drinking.

6 responses to “Can I drink? Can I gamble?”


  1. Steve the Texan said:

    Maureen,
    In general, a stay at a hotel does not include free or discounted show tickets. But if you're staying for a 10 days, it's not out of the question that they might give you a couple of tickets to a show at the Luxor. It never hurts to ask a manager for passes.


  2. Maureen Ferguson said:

    we have booked to stay in luxor hotel for 10 nights do we still need to pay for shows or get a discount on them


  3. Steve the Texan said:

    Sorry, but we can't give a "for sure" answer about being allowed to drink, gamble or go into certain clubs, as it will depend largely on the whim of the person inspecting her ID. There's a good chance she won't have a problem at all or most places, since legally she'll be of age, but some staff may prefer not to accept out-of-date ID.


  4. lisa said:

    For our daughter 21 bday we want to take her to vegas. She turns 21 dec 29 and we are going jan 3 she might not have her licenses back saying she is 21 before we leave so will her clipped lis work with the paper work saying she is 21. Really need a forsure answer on this ty lisa


  5. Steve the Texan said:

    Unless there's something very out of the ordinary about your UK license it'll almost certainly be fine. Here's a section of the site that may be helpful:

    * Especially for international visitors


  6. sam said:

    Is a UK driving licence sufficent for ID in vegas?

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