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Visiting Las Vegas to Play Slots

Author: Ellen Shepard

Published: 2010-02-01 : (Rev. 2019-03-11)

Synopsis:

Accessibility information for seniors and persons with a disability including wheelchair users visiting Las Vegas to play slot machines.

Main Digest

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!

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

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.

Of course, today, all of the new casinos and hotels are fully compliant 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 very good accessibility wise for the disabled visitor.

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 a number of 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 elderly people 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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