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Old 01-29-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Default Confused with minimum age for check-in.

Hi, I am looking to visit Las Vegas this year with my sister but I am a little confused with the whole minimum age thing, specifically at the MGM Grand. Their website says that you need to be 21 to check in but I don't understand if that means that only the person booking the room needs to be that age or if everyone does.

As I am over that age would it be ok for my sister who is 16 to be there as long as she is with me?

Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Yes, but she cannot walk thru a casino without you accompanying her

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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We are not coming for the gambling though, just visiting the place is enough because it is so amazing to us compared to where we live in England which is a bunch of houses and fields.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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We are not coming for the gambling though, just visiting the place is enough because it is so amazing to us compared to where we live in England which is a bunch of houses and fields.

Well it only matters what age the person checking in is. Lot's of people bring children, under ten even. Check out that coca-cola place. right up the road from MGM. Lot's of other things to do as well. I'd probably go for the tournament of kings at the excaliber as well if I were you guys. Lot's of other things.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Well it only matters what age the person checking in is. Lot's of people bring children, under ten even. Check out that coca-cola place. right up the road from MGM. Lot's of other things to do as well. I'd probably go for the tournament of kings at the excaliber as well if I were you guys. Lot's of other things.
They're from England, remember? They can see knights pretty-much any time they want. (Well, knights are called OBE's over there. And they don't wear armor. And most don't participate in jousting tournaments. But you get the idea.)

Remember, they're here to see the stuff that we take for granted. Deserts, mountains, arches, canyons, joshua trees and the like. Just like we go to see Norman cathedrals and thatched-roof houses on cobblestone streets.

They come here for the same reason I like going over there -- change of scenery. And yes, children can and do visit casinos. They cannot walk through the gaming area unaccompanied. And parents cannot gamble with children in tow. Casinos also won't let under-21s register a room. Basically, they want families with children to walk smartly from point A to point B without loitering around anything gambling related.

My recommendations:

  1. A great hamburger stand -- Fatburger on Green Valley, near Ethel M's candy factory.
  2. Ethel M's candy factory and cactus garden.
  3. Drive down the Las Vegas strip in a convertible. Preferably an old Cadillac, which can be rented near the airport.
  4. Go up to the top of the Stratosphere.
  5. Drive to Zion National Park, three hours away, in Utah. Plan on spending the night in the area. Then drive south to the north rim of the Grand Canyon and then back to Las Vegas. That will get you the "Great American West experience" I think you're looking for.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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My recommendations:

  1. A great hamburger stand -- Fatburger on Green Valley, near Ethel M's candy factory.

Just to be clear, that's the one located on E. Sunset? There are like a gazillion Fat Burgers in NV!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Just to be clear, that's the one located on E. Sunset? There are like a gazillion Fat Burgers in NV!
Yes, it's near Green Valley on E. Sunset. I get there by turning off Green Valley, so I should have been more clear. That puts you right at a Fatburger and at Ethel M's.

I've only eaten at a few Fatburgers in town, but this one is my favorite.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Thank you! It's nice to hear from the locals where the decent grub is. I'll return the favor if you are ever in Alaska.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Hi, I am looking to visit Las Vegas this year with my sister but I am a little confused with the whole minimum age thing, specifically at the MGM Grand. Their website says that you need to be 21 to check in but I don't understand if that means that only the person booking the room needs to be that age or if everyone does.

As I am over that age would it be ok for my sister who is 16 to be there as long as she is with me?

Thanks.

While you allegedly "can't" take minors through a casino under Nevada revised statute, they set up the casino to maximize the amount of time children are in a casino in transit to their rooms. Outside of Nevada, many casinos have separate entrances.

There are a few other things that can do with a minor in Las Vegas:

The Pinball Hall of Fame on E. Tropicana

Hike in the desert - Red Rock Canyon is the closest. However, Kelso Sand Dunes and Death Valley are within a couple hours

Atomic Energy Museum

Fremont Street Experience and Neonopolis.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Well if we're sending the to Burger stands, gotta send them to Inn-N-out over on Trop and Dean Martin.
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