Can You Smoke on the Las Vegas Strip?

When people come to Las Vegas whether by foot, car, or through the Harry Reid Airport, they tend to leave all their inhibitions at the door. People let loose on the dance floor, others spend way too much at the slots, and some light up a cigarette for the first time in ages. That said, there are rules. So when people ask if you can smoke on the Las Vegas Strip, the short answer is yes.

Smoking is allowed in public, outdoor spaces on the Las Vegas Strip. When you head inside or in outdoor spaces owned by a business, that’s when it gets a little more complicated.

The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was designed to protect people from secondhand cigarette smoke and the aerosol from electronic cigarettes and vaping products. It was originally written into law in 2006 but has been revised at both the 2011 and 2019 legislative sessions. Ultimately, what the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act means for casinos, is that allowing smoking is the properties prerogative, but only in the areas of the casino where minors are prohibited.

Learn more about the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act.

Can I Smoke …

On the casino floor?

Yes. That said, pay attention to signage. There may be designated areas on the casino floor for smoking or there may be specific areas, like most poker rooms, that prohibit it. A few of the casino floors with non-smoking sections include Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Mirage Las Vegas and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

There is only one casino on the Las Vegas Strip that is entirely smoke-free, Park MGM.

Park MGM Las Vegas (from USD $75 )

Dive into entertainment, art and Las Vegas fun at Park MGM, a divine hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

In my hotel room?

While many casino resorts on the strip have gradually been moving towards 100% non-smoking accommodations, there are a few that still offer smoking rooms. Some notable ones include Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace, Venetian, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Tropicana Las Vegas.

If you’re looking to smoke in your room, avoid Luxor Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mirage Las Vegas, The Palazzo at The Venetian.

Bellagio Las Vegas (from USD $149 )

Let the magic of Bellagio, with its conservatory, fountains and splendor, make your Las Vegas Strip an unforgettable experience.

Poolside at my resort?

Even though the pool is likely outside, the Southern Nevada Health District mandated that smoking of any kind is not allowed. It is also required that each pool post the regulation on entrance signage.

At non-gaming hotels on the strip?

Nope. Delano, Signature at MGM Grand, Vdara, Trump International are all smoke-free, but they are also gaming free.

Delano Las Vegas (from USD $79 )

A hotel that is as grand as its sister, Delano provides the same relaxing ambiance through open, soothing ambiance all throughout the property

At a bar or tavern on the Las Vegas Strip?

If it’s in your resort, no. However, if it is a stand-alone bar or tavern and only those ages 21 and up are allowed in, you might be able to. It would be up to the business owner to determine the rules of the establishment.

What if I’m not talking about cigarettes?

How about a cigar?

Unless noted otherwise, if you are allowed cigarettes, you will probably be allowed cigars. Cigars provide a rather distinct scent though, so some passerby’s may not be happy with the looming cigar smoke while others prefer it to that of cigarettes. The best place to enjoy a cigar will arguably be one of the Las Vegas Strip’s many cigar lounges.

  1. Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar can be found just outside the Fashion Show Mall and is considered the premier cigar bar in Las Vegas. They offer in impressive selection of cigars from their humidor which you can enjoy while enjoying a cocktail and watching a game on their patio.

    Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar
    3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
    #1245
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Davidoff of Geneva is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00am and Friday and Saturday until 2:00am.

    Make your reservations by calling (702) 473-5001.
  2. Eight Lounge inside Resorts World provides a modern and upscale atmosphere to guests. The humidor offers classic and limited-edition options ranging in price from $18 to $1,500. A unique concept offered by Eight is the $5,000 a year Cigar Locker Program. Join the ranks of Luke Bryan, Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan with your gold nameplate adorned personal cigar locker. There are only 48 available.

    3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The Cigar Lounge opens at 4:00pm on weekdays and at 1:00pm on weekends.

Most lounges do allow you to bring your own cigars but prepare for a cutting fee upwards of $10.

Hilton Las Vegas at Resorts World (from USD $65.88 )

Part of the mega-complex of hotels at Resorts World, Hilton Las Vegas is a wonderful new choice for travelers to the Strip.

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You’ll find that vape laws are typically inline with those of cigarettes. That said, ask if you aren’t sure as each property you visit may have different rules.

What about marijuana?

One thing there is no shortage of in Las Vegas is dispensaries. That means it’s legal to purchase marijuana, but where are you supposed to smoke it? You can’t do it outside on the strip and not in the casinos. The dispensaries aren’t even allowed to host consumption lounges on-site. Your only real option as a tourist is making friends with a local and hoping they invite you over.

What you can do, is opt for edibles and non-smoke varieties instead.

Options to smoke may be in the near future, but they aren’t here yet. Mega-dispensary, Planet 13, already has plans for an impressive cannabis lounge complete with pool and outdoor balcony space.

Planet 13 is located at:
2548 W Desert Inn Rd
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89109

They are open 24-hours a day.


Frequently Asked Questions About Smoking on the Las Vegas Strip

What happens if I get caught smoking marijuana in public?

You risk a hefty fine of $600 and/or up to six months in jail. Second offense it goes to $1,000.

If smoking weed in public is illegal, why can I smell it everywhere?

Unfortunately, people think rules are meant to be broken in Vegas or they may not be clear on what the laws actually are. Does it really make sense to have this many dispensaries catering to tourists and absolutely nowhere to partake in getting high?

I want to stay somewhere smoke free. Where should I stay?

Park MGM is the only property that is entirely smoke free when it comes to Casino Resorts.

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