There ya go folks.
Interesting. I had no idea this was even an issue (although thinking about it the only time I've ever seen someone bothered about drinking a can of lager somewhere in Vegas was by the FSE).
If they're planning on fining people I hope it is very well sign-posted as, considering the lax alcohol laws and restrictions in the rest of Vegas, I'm sure many tourists will suspect that they're doing nothing wrong when they crack open a can downtown.Edited: 19 June 2014, 09:44
So what would happen if the gift shops started supplying plastic cups and made you pour it before you left the shop, seems to me to be another win win for over priced casino drinks, comps will be all but gone soon IMO.
According to the article, there is already an ordinance against opening the purchase inside the store...
Thanks ttime2010, seems a law that will help the casino's only.
From the article: "Packaged liquor sales are not allowed on Bourbon Street in New Orleans or Times Square in New York City. But the Fremont Street Experience has six souvenir stores where customers would be allowed to buy packaged liquor and take it to their hotel rooms. What has occurred is that tourists and locals have turned to the souvenir stores to buy cheaper liquor than the drinks sold by casinos."
I'm not sure what the point is. Casinos aren't allowed on Bourbon Street or Times Square either. What goes on in those places has nothing to do with what should or shouldn't be allowed on Freemont.
"I'm not sure what the point is."
I think the point is sloppy journalism. Trying to compare the FSE with other places in the country where people are allowed to walk around outside and drink alcohol. Like Bourbon Street in New Orleans and Time Square in New York City...except....you can't walk around and drink alcohol in Times Square. So I'm not sure why they brought that up at all.
The new law doesn't look like a big deal to me. Have a beer if you want. Just don't have it in a bottle, have it in a can.
Cans are included i this as well, IrishFan.
Sounds like protectionism for the casinos selling higher priced drinks. I agree that FSE has nothing to do with the French Quarter or Times Square.Edited: 19 June 2014, 12:36
The law is aimed at the homeless & performers downtown. I can see where it would affect some of the homeless, but performers?
The law covers glass and aluminum you're only allowed to drink out of plastic