Circa Las Vegas Has Some Pretty Draconian Pool Rules

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Circa Stadium Swim Rules

Circa Stadium Swim Rules: Are They The Strictest In Vegas?

We have been talking about Circa quit a bit on the site and on the Miles to Memories YouTube channel, and for good reason…it is a pretty awesome place. There was a lot of excitement around this casino opening, the first on Fremont Street in decades, and it actually lived up to the hype.  No more so than in the sports book and the pool area, Stadium Swim.  Both were stunning and already among my favorite places in Vegas but there is one caveat I should speak about. The Circa Stadium Swim rules are about as over the top as I have seen for a pool area. I had thought it was simply because it was opening day, but nope, these are the normal rules.  A big shout out to Rick from Travel on Points for getting the rules in writing and sharing them with us.

Update 9/10/21:

With the college football season in full swing and the NFL kicking off this weekend I thought I would repost this.  The pool is sold out already for the first Sunday of games but I imagine many will want to experience throughout the season. This is a great option for anyone who is anti paying for a seat at the sportsbook.

Circa Review

If you haven’t checked out any of the Circa footage yet or the stunning Stadium Swim area then be sure to check out Shawn’s awesome video walkthrough.

Circa Stadium Swim Rules

Now for a list of things you can not bring into Stadium Swim, which is extensive:

  • Weapons
  • Controlled Substances
  • Eye Drops/Nasal Sprays
  • Gum/Mints/Breath Strips
  • Outside Food or Drinks Including Water Bottles
  • Vitamins/Supplements
  • Over the Counter Medications
  • Prescription Medications in Excess of a Daily Dose
  • Cameras/GoPros/Wearable Technology (Watches are Acceptable)
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Colognes/Perfumes
  • Marijuana
  • Party Props

Wow, okay so some really weird ones in there.  I guess they want everyone to have janky breath while hanging out by the pool? Colognes and perfumes? I mean I doubt anyone was bringing them in the first place but a weird one to see for sure. Selfie sticks not allowed in the hottest Vegas thing going…good luck with that. What if the eye drops are a daily medication? A conundrum is upon us. No Nuun tablets if you are fighting dehydration in the Vegas sun or Tylenol if you are fighting what happened last night.  In all seriousness, this list seems very over the top.

When we went to check it out they made me finish my beer, which I bought in the Circa casino.  I have walked into other pool areas in Vegas with a drink or a water bottle without an issue.  They made people dump out both before heading upstairs here.  They almost didn’t let Rick bring his backpack in even after they searched it.  Needless to say, pack light on your Circa Stadium Swim visit.

We should have added this to our list of things we don’t like in our recent MtM Vegas Show.  If you are a fan of Vegas Shawn and I are doing a show every week about recent news, tips, guides etc.  Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the channel!

Final Thoughts

While I expect these rules to be laxed in the future, or just not followed by the employees, it is something to be aware of on your visit.  I haven’t seen them posted anywhere so I thought I would share them with you.  Remember to pack light on your visit!  Having said that, I am pretty sure you will still enjoy everything Stadium Swim has to offer. You just may have some bad breath while doing so 😂.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. Either you have bad info or the water bottle rule must depend on time of day. I was just at Circa Swim and had no problem bringing in bottled water purchased outside of Circa. We arrived about 10AM last Thursday.

    • I personally had them tell me to throw it out and this list was from their team. Things may have loosened up over time though.

  2. “I guess they want everyone to have janky breath while hanging out by the pool? ”
    great rules and I’d have no issue with them.

    Clearly, “guests” were causing huge problems and the rules had to be brought in to make the pool area a safe / clean environment for everyone.
    A certain cadre of folk seem to think they have a right to spit their gum on the ground, the same people would bring cologne etc to the pool and drop the bottle, walk away without cleaning it up

    I really see no issue with any of this

    • These were in place from day 1 so it wasn’t in response to any type of behavior. Probably trying to beat them to the punch 🙂

  3. I’m sure most of those rules would not be in place if people didn’t leave there water bottles all around the pool after they left or spit there gum on the ground . There trying to keep it clean not like some others around town. What the weather is like can not be helped

  4. So I’m Ok paying 50 for a bucket of 6 beers but realize that is crazy …. $35.00 at the Venetian if anybody is wondering but are they 16oz ??

    I’m assuming yes … making sure i bring the correct size Yeti’s

  5. booked the weekend at circa upcoming..i saw the drink menu, it was for bottle service and cabanas, is there just lounge chair and individual drinks avail? I cant seem to find the ala carte beverage menu.

  6. The list seems a bit much but really not all that unreasonable. I particularly like the banning of selfie sticks like Disney did. Trying to chill and enjoy yourself with a load of selfie sticks being waved in your face just doesn’t sound like fun.

  7. That place sucks. We went there Fri night. Freezing cold, but still charged us to go in. Walked in, walked out. Great waste of $70

    • Not sure how you can blame them for it being cold outside. The pools were really warm when they were there. Are they still not being heated?

  8. Uh, let’s just ignore the rest, but water bottles?!? It’s a swimming pool full of water. A water bottle is almost universally allowed everywhere I can think of. A swimming area is the last place I would expect to be prohibited. You sure this isn’t someone pulling your leg?

    • I suppose the water bottle rule could be to avoid people bringing alcohol poured into a water bottle, though I could also see it being so that they can force you to purchase an overpriced water bottle at the pool.

      • Yes to both I think. They could allow only sealed bottles of water in but they want you to buy theirs I am sure.

        • But the crafty people would fill the water bottle with vodka and heat seal the bottle. Learned about this from the Oakland – Alameda Coliseum. And same with eye drops. Caesars Palace has similar no eye drops rule at its pools. I do think the no GoPro and no camera rules are a bit much. It is a pool after all, so why not allow water resistant cameras?


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