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Visiting Las Vegas to Play Slots

Published: 2010-02-01 - Updated: 2022-06-13
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: Accessibility information for seniors and persons with a disability, including wheelchair users visiting Las Vegas to play slot machines. Nevada has over 10,000 severely disabled in wheelchairs, and 55,000 residents have been issued permanent handicapped parking rights. With today's Las Vegas population, approximately 81,000 residents are disabled, and out of the 36 million people that visited Las Vegas this year, 2.8 million were disabled! For many elderly and even not-so-older adults playing slots is still the most enjoyable and relaxing form of gambling. With this in mind, we have compiled some exciting slot machine facts and fiction.

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Slot Machine
A slot machine (American), fruit machine (British), or poker machine (Australia and New Zealand) is a coin-operated gaming machine that generates random combinations of symbols on a dial, certain combinations winning varying amounts of money for the player. Slot machines are also known pejoratively as one-armed bandits because of the large mechanical levers affixed to the sides of early mechanical machines.

Did you know some 43,000,000 Americans have one or more physical or mental disabilities, which is increasing as the population grows older? That means that one in every 5.8 Americans had at least one disability.

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Nevada has over 10,000 severely disabled in wheelchairs, and 55,000 residents have been issued permanent handicapped parking rights. With today's Las Vegas population, it means that approximately 81,000 residents are disabled, and out of the 36 million people that visited Las Vegas this year, 2.8 million were disabled!

Accessible Casinos in Las Vegas

Las Vegas casinos treated the disabled as first-class citizens even before the ADA told them they had to.

Kerkorian built the Las Vegas Hilton and the MGM (Now Bally's) with ramps to accommodate wheelchairs. Wheelchairs were also kept on hand and were easily signed out for the use of hotel and casino guests. Security personnel were available to push ill or injured guests from one location to another.

All new casinos and hotels fully comply with ADA when they open for business. So, too, are all of the new restaurants, stores, and office buildings, supermarkets have electric carts that will be loaned to the wheelchair-bound or seniors that have difficulty walking, and parking spots for the disabled are all over the valley. Las Vegas is excellent accessibility-wise for disabled visitors.

Las Vegas Hotels

All Vegas hotels are disabled accessible.

Room designs and special services vary among hotels. Talk to the hotel concierge for any special requests or needs.

Many hotel pools have lifts available to assist guests with disabilities - ask the hotel reservations agent when booking a room.

Disability Transportation

There are several companies in Vegas that offer transportation for visitors in wheelchairs:

Wheelchair Rentals

There are a few companies in town that offer wheelchair or scooter rentals for visitors:

For many elderly and even not so older adults, playing slots is still the most enjoyable and relaxing form of gambling. With this in mind, we have compiled some interesting slot machine facts and fiction.

Graphic design of the famous Las Vegas Sign.
Graphic design of the famous Las Vegas Sign.

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Remember - Slot players don't lose because they never win; they lose because they don't quit when they're ahead.

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