Two excellent smoke free options have become available in recent years!
Las Vegas is the epicenter of casinos in the United States, between the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, to the throwback vibe of the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. While many don’t see Las Vegas as an option for non-smoking gambling, two excellent options have become available in recent years, breaking apart the myth that Las Vegas can’t cater to players who prefer to experience smoke free casinos in Las Vegas.
Here we’ll explore the options currently available, and what they have to offer.
Park MGM originally opened as Monte Carlo, located on the southern end of the strip but relatively close to high-end properties such as the Cosmopolitan, Aria and Bellagio, all sister MGM Resorts properties.
When Park MGM reopened as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to make the resort 100 percent smokefree. While many casinos on the strip have evolved their hotels to be non-smoking, casino floors were often fully or substantially smoking options. Not so at Park MGM, where even the casino floor has been deemed a smoke free area.
Other MGM properties have added smokefree sections to their casino floors, but the spaces are not separated in ventilation, meaning smoke from smoking areas can still drift into those non-smoking areas. This makes Park MGM the sole smoke free casino option on the Las Vegas Strip, a refreshing option and shrewd counterprogramming by MGM Resorts to offer such an option.
For players who still wish to smoke, Park MGM is organized with a number of exits to the outside where smoking is available, thanks to the resort’s design. And players who still wish to smoke have a number of options nearby that they can enjoy, while those in their party who prefer smoke free gaming experiences can stay at Park MGM, the first of the smoke free casinos in Las Vegas.
The latest smoke free space to open is the first in downtown Las Vegas, and comes courtesy of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
The newly expanded Brian Christopher Slots at Plaza area is the first dedicated smoke free space in downtown, with separate ventilation, specifically designed to separate smoking and non-smoking sections at the Plaza. This design ensures that non-smoking guests have truly clean air while gambling in this newly constructed casino space.
Brian’s partnership with Plaza began in 2021 with the original Brian Christopher Slots at Plaza space, which was a section of the existing casino floor and was a success, leading to the expansion that launched this year as part of his commitment to promoting only smoke-free casino spaces.
The BCSlots at Plaza area is actually one of four new venues added to the Plaza Hotel & Casino in 2023; their Pinkbox Donuts, outdoor Carousel Bar and Oscar’s dining patio expansion further add to the attractions at Plaza, and freshening up what is one of downtown Las Vegas’ casino institutions.
The BCSlots area has a separate entrance from the outside, and therefore does not require walking through the smoking casino to access. It is one of a number of fully smoke free spaces in the Plaza, which includes their bingo room on the third floor.
If you think there aren’t smoke free options close to you, check out our guide to finding smoke free casinos throughout the United States – you may be surprised at the options available to you!