Are There Curfews and Age Limits in Las Vegas?

No Gambling Until You Are 21 In Las Vegas

Teens in Las vegas
Zeke Quezada


When you start planning that trip there are always little things you might need to know so I have tried to put them together in an easy to find way. The information should help you with some of the questions you have about Las Vegas.

If you walk the Las Vegas strip late at night you will see people pushing strollers on the crowded sidewalk. You might even see a group of teenagers acting as if they are much older than they appear to be. Las Vegas is a vacation destination and an affordable one at that, so naturally families will visit. You might question if the adults are using good judgement when walking the strip with exhausted kids but you should know that it is not against the law for them to be sightseeing well past midnight.

It's not smart but who are we to judge?

Question: Are there curfews and age limits in Las Vegas?

Answer: Are there curfews and age limits in Las Vegas?

The minimum drinking age in Las Vegas is 21, so you can be sure that you won't be running into any underage people at the bar. The nightclubs have a really good work ethic when it comes to checking identification so you can be quite sure that underage teens inside Las Vegas nightclubs are not a major problem. Do fake IDs work any longer?  When you are on the strip it is possible that you might see individuals that are not 21 having alcohol. After all, this can happen in any city. Spring Break is a common time to notice underage drinkers in Las Vegas.

They are usually surrounded by other young people who are at or near the legal drinking age. Pool parties, restaurants and lounges will not admit any person under 21 years of age. Does that mean that you will no have a few who find their way in, probably not. Get a group of girls together and the door guy might be distracted. It does not happen often but it does happen.

The minimum gambling age is 21. This is another time where you will not see any underage people rolling the dice near you or hitting on a soft 17. Once again, Las Vegas does a very good job of making sure that their patrons are of legal age. Minors are not allowed in the casino gaming areas. A rule of thumb, if there is a slot machine nearby your kids are most likely not welcome. However, children are allowed to walk through the casino, as long as they do not stop. You will be reminded of this as you make your way through the casino with children.

A curfew is in place and is strictly enforced in Las Vegas. Children under 18 may not be out past 10 pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends unless accompanied by an adult. You might see them walking along the strip but usually they are gone before things get way out of control.

Las Vegas is set up for adult fun and teens soon discover that there really is not much to do once the sun goes down on the Las Vegas strip. You should be aware that often times kids come into town with sports teams for tournaments and stay off the strip. You'll see groups of these kids walking down the street with a frazzled chaperone. Just be mindful of that if you send you kid to Las Vegas for a soccer tournament. They might run into some Las Vegas "scenes" that you have been hiding behind the parental controls on your internet browser.


If you have teenagers who really want to have some fun in Las Vegas try a few of these activities: