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Old 05-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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TL;DR
Cosmo: No problem
Aria: No problem
Caesers: No problem
Venetian: No problem (see below, luggage scanning)
Mandalay: No problem (see below, metal detectors)
Fashion Mall: No problem

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Just wanted to share my experience with my Vegas trip. I carried at all times, including Cosmo, Aria, Caesars, Venetian, Mandalay, & the Fashion Mall.

Venetian:
As we got to the Venetian with the cab, I noticed the bell desk door was open ajar and I could see clearly that there were bell desk guys handing luggage to 2 security guys dressed in black wearing blue nitrile gloves putting the luggage on some type of platform (maybe conveyor belt).

Mandalay:
My wife wanted to go see the MJ show at Mandalay. I expected some extra security at Mandalay (for obvious reasons), and saw nothing different. As we approached the entrance of the theater, noticed they had metal detectors. I back-tracked to the security desk. I told the guard that I am attending the show and noticed that there are metal detectors and would like to check-in my firearm. He asked if I was an active LEO, which I declined. He said they couldn't check-in my firearm. I said no problem and thanked him for his time and walked away.

We had time to kill until the show started so we just walked around a bit. Security didn't appear to care about me carrying, nor asked if I had a carry permit. After a bit more walking around, we took a cab to Cosmo and put the gun in the room safe, and headed back to Mandalay for the show.

We got back to the theater and as I was emptying my pockets to walk through the metal detectors, I noticed my backup mag (steel) was still in my change pocket. I didn't take it out and I walked through the metal detector. Not a single peep or alert from the detectors.

Not sure why the detectors didn't go off with the steel mag.

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Old 05-09-2019, 7:00 PM
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I echo what you are saying, I have been in several casinos since that horrible day and I've never been stopped. And perhaps coincidentally I don't think I have been in any of the casinos you went into, it appears I am not as ritzy as you.

TI, Bellagio, Paris, MGM, Trop, NYNY, South Point, and Silverton to the best I can recall. Plus a few on Fremont St. No issues anywhere.
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Hi guys. I have a NV CCW, as well as AZ and MO., and was minding my own biz walking into the Venetian Resort on the Vegas Strip, and got stopped by Security because he saw my pocket knife clip in cargo pant hip pocket.
He said I could not go in with a weapon.
I started to walk out, and he said, "just tuck it in all the way" (no clip showing) and I could go in.
I AM CARRYING A GLOCK 43 and EXTRA MAG under my untucked shirt, but he never asked or frisked, just told me to tuck in knife......!!!
if they kicked out everyone with a weapon they would not make as much $$$$$$
What a difference four years make.

Due to NV knife laws, pre-2015, what security told you would have been illegal (felony).

Prior to 2015, it was illegal to conceal carry any type of knife.
This included folding knives that were folded closed.
It is legal to open carry knives.
So, in order to be legal, some part of the knife (pocket clip) had to be exposed at all time.

In 2015, NV changed their knife laws, so now it's legal to conceal carry knives (fixed blade or folder).
However, it is still illegal to conceal carry a machette/sword.
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What a difference four years make.

Due to NV knife laws, pre-2015, what security told you would have been illegal (felony).

Prior to 2015, it was illegal to conceal carry any type of knife.
This included folding knives that were folded closed.
It is legal to open carry knives.
So, in order to be legal, some part of the knife (pocket clip) had to be exposed at all time.

In 2015, NV changed their knife laws, so now it's legal to conceal carry knives (fixed blade or folder).
However, it is still illegal to conceal carry a machette/sword.
It’s still a gross misdemeanor in Clark County to carry a concealed knife with a blade of three inches or longer without written permission from the Sheriff.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:33 PM
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Seriously? I carry a knife EVERYWHERE. I figured if I could in CA I could carry it anywhere except on an airliner. I've lost a couple that way because I don't even think about it and forgot to leave it at home.

Venetian is posted, btw. There's a little bitty sign that's facing inward, so you would normally only see it when LEAVING.
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Old 05-11-2019, 5:33 PM
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Hi guys. I have a NV CCW, as well as AZ and MO., and was minding my own biz walking into the Venetian Resort on the Vegas Strip, and got stopped by Security because he saw my pocket knife clip in cargo pant hip pocket.
He said I could not go in with a weapon.
I started to walk out, and he said, "just tuck it in all the way" (no clip showing) and I could go in.
I AM CARRYING A GLOCK 43 and EXTRA MAG under my untucked shirt, but he never asked or frisked, just told me to tuck in knife......!!!
if they kicked out everyone with a weapon they would not make as much $$$$$$
Same experience for me at the wynn. Talked about the knife didnt see the glock 32.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:59 AM
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Seriously? I carry a knife EVERYWHERE. I figured if I could in CA I could carry it anywhere except on an airliner. I've lost a couple that way because I don't even think about it and forgot to leave it at home.

Venetian is posted, btw. There's a little bitty sign that's facing inward, so you would normally only see it when LEAVING.
Seriously. For that matter, there’s no statewide preemption for knife laws in California, so you can’t (legally) carry everywhere here, either. Counties and municipalities as well as other states can and do pass more stringent knife laws.
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Was in Vegas again for 4th of July.

Here is an update:

Cosmo: No problem
Caesers: No problem
Caesers Forum Shops: No problem
Venetian: No problem
Palazzo: No problem
Paris: No problem
Fashion Mall: No problem
Bellagio: No problem
Wynn: No problem

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Mandalay: No problem (see below, metal detectors)
I didn't see any metal detectors at MB last time. Are they at all the casino entrances, or just the theater?
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Old 09-14-2019, 8:02 AM
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Vegas has unique problems due its popularity. Part of the allure is the party-hearty, happy go lucky vibe. They won't just install metal detectors or give the appearance of a police state without thinking long and hard about it.

Concealed is concealed, the casinos won't be wanding or scanning people anytime soon.
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Vegas has unique problems due its popularity. Part of the allure is the party-hearty, happy go lucky vibe. They won't just install metal detectors or give the appearance of a police state without thinking long and hard about it.

Concealed is concealed, the casinos won't be wanding or scanning people anytime soon.
I was just in Las Vegas last week at The Big Blues Bender event at the Hardrock Hotel.
In order to get into any of the shows (five different stages) they wanded everyone and checked purses as well.

Perhaps on non-events, there is no wanding but....just sayin'...
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Vegas has unique problems due its popularity. Part of the allure is the party-hearty, happy go lucky vibe. They won't just install metal detectors or give the appearance of a police state without thinking long and hard about it.
That's how it USED to be. The millennials are in the process of taking over.

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Concealed is concealed, the casinos won't be wanding or scanning people anytime soon.
The night clubs and strip clubs are already. Some of them won't even let you bring in a knife.
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