Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Then you’ve probably heard people bragging about how amazing Bellagio is, or how you need to stay at Palazzo (I’ve done my fair share of bragging, so it might have been me that you heard it from). Those properties are great, but if you’re in your early twenties, you might not love those casinos as much as some of the others.

Some resort casinos skew older. Others are built for first time gamblers and college-aged students who crave fun. Today, I’ve got my list of my four go-to casinos for the younger crowd, so if you’re in your ‘20s, listen up.

Planet Hollywood

When it comes to Hollywood partying, no other casino does it better than Planet Hollywood. The Las Vegas casino is built for the younger crowd. If you’ve never been, take a look at the casino-themed movie 21 about a bunch of young MIT students who card counted their way to millions. The movie was kind of like a commercial for Planet Hollywood. There are loads of clubs and the energy is buzzing the second you walk through the doors.


Remember that dirty old casino with the Burger King that used to be on Las Vegas Boulevard? They tore it down a few years ago. But fear not, gamblers. In December, 2013, O’Sheas reopened its doors at its newly revamped property, much to the delight of college-goers all over America. We can’t think of any other casino that you can jump between playing $5 Blackjack and Beer Pong in just a few steps. In fact, we don’t know of any other casino that even offers beer pong tourneys, so, yeah, O’Sheas is definitely skewed younger.

Hard Rock Hotel

This one is off the strip, but it’s popular with the younger crowd for lot of reasons. The loud music tends to attract a younger crowd or people who love rock, so you won’t see too many families or people in their ‘80s lounging around. What’s more, because it’s not right on the strip, it tends to be cheaper than many properties directly on Las Vegas Boulevard. Something that may be appealing is that i has received quite a buzz lately, due to a little situation with a known celebrity.

Treasure Island

While a bit older than the other properties, we’re adding this to our list because the older nature and cheesy theme of the hotel and casino means a younger crowd tends to flock here. While couples and high rollers hit places like Wynn, Encore, and Bellagio, young partiers who have just turned 21 can see bouncing through the casino and partying up in the rooms.


Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.