"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"

It’s supposed to be an honor code, not a guarantee. The unspoken rule is that if you visit Vegas, others will keep your indiscretions confidential, and you will reciprocate. Your friends violated that sacred trust. :smiley:

Some historical background: in the 90s, various casinos thought they could attract more business by being family friendly. That’s when, for example, Treasure Island and Excalibur were built. The idea was that there would be a place for kids to hang out and play video games while the adults gambled. After a few years, the various casinos decided that family friendly was not as profitable as adult friendly, so the Vegas tourism board started a new advertising campaign aimed at adults. The idea of the slogan is, as noted above, look, you can get away from your life and do some crazy stuff but “it doesn’t count.” The various commercials imply, for example, committing adultery, or at least cheating on boyfriends, girlfriends. And the commercials promote a kind of honor code under which everyone agrees to keep secret whatever you do when you are in Vegas.

Totally. I’m insulted that it’s assumed that I’m yearning for a town where I can do lines of coke off a hooker on the balcony of a hotel at dawn.

I am very less likely to go there because of these ads. I understand the local cops aren’t fans either, as they have even more people coming who want to drink their way down the strip and run into traffic, ask for the hookers and the buds, etc.

I’ve always wondered what the Las Vegas police department thinks of that advertising campaign.

Just imagine what they can get away with :smiley:

‘What happens in [insert place etc. here] stays in [insert place etc. here]’ is a fairly common saying that means that whatever you get up to (drinking, drugs, prostitues, gambling etc.) will not get mentioned again.

I first heard this saying as ‘what happens on tour stays on tour’. But it get’s used a lot, all the cabbies in Jamaica seem to say while at the same time trying to pursuade you to visit a brothel or buy some drugs - I assume that the Vegas promotional people have realised that Vegas is often used for Stag parties, lads holidays etc. and that this motto would do well to promote a city famed for it’s lax morals. Maybe they need to relax their drug enforcement laws to really make it to the top of any debauches ‘must visit’ locations?

Of course, there are no legal prostitutes in Thailand either, but what happens in Bangkok stays in Bangkok.

Well certainly they had to know what they were getting themselves into when they named the city that!

Well, they had to change it from Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit because the KTMARMYMPNRBUMAPASSWPPD budget couldn’t stretch to buying all the cops limos just so as the name would fit on the side.

Why would I want to do irresponsible things to you?

I am insulted as well.

I like to sleep late on vacation.:smiley:

Not to mention on the backs of their jackets.