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Caesars properties to start charging to park

Last edit: hail2skins on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 4:00 am
Last response by wpsteel66 17th January 3:45pm

I know........shocker!

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 joekollar responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

I knew MGM would eventually ruin all of the Strip by making this the norm for other companies. Well, it makes it much easier to decide where I'll stay/eat/shop since I am NEVER going to pay for parking in Vegas.

 andybflo responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Reminds me of a certain showgirl laden banner across the side of Bally's...

"No Resort Fees... Ever!"

Screw you, too, CET.

 Chuckmonster responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

The mega mergers from ten years ago have finally come home to roost.

Fuck you tourists!

 Malibugolfer replied on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Indeed. Or certainly fuck you to those who chase freebies.
Murren would say, "tell Chuck I always liked him, it was only business.."

 MinVegas replied on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Honestly, given the size of MGM-Mirage and Park Place before the mergers, I don't know if the others would have been able to reverse the trend if those two had gone ahead with paid parking. Mandalay had three parking lots south of Tropicana and Harrah's presence on the strip was only just Harrah's. If you want to blame anyone, then I guess blame Steve Wynn for screwing the Mirage Resorts pooch.

I suspect somebody at Caesars looked at parking before and parking after in making this decision, though I don't know since as locals we still stick to the MGM garages we used to use. But while I can't say whether or not Caesars saw an uptick in parked cars, I can say that this year the MGM Grand garage is less busy than I've ever seen it.

 MinVegas responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

While I only ever qualify for "bum" tier at any casino, I find it interesting that the free parking tier is so much harder to get at CET.

MLife Pearl only requires $7,500 of slot coin-in or $25,000 of VP coin-in.
TR Platinum requires $25,000(!!) of slot coin-in or $50,000 of VP coin-in.

I get that there's a lot of people with Platinum/Diamond cards who use promotions like "Diamond in a Day" (where $15,000 of slot coin-in in a single day gets you a Diamond card for the rest of the year) but unless you're really on the ball the Caesars garages are far more expensive.

Also Caesars should pay you to use the Flamingo garage. Most dangerous place I've seen on the Strip with the number of four-way crossings with cars blindly coming around corners, and super-tight turns. I'm surprised there's not more T-bone collisions and stuck large vehicles in there.

 Drake responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

"Caesars said the move aims 'to improve the parking experience' for guests, locals and members of its Total Rewards loyalty program."

Cracks me up. They know we're not that stupid, but they all say shit like this anyway.

"The company said its hotel guests have reported dwindling availability for parking and valet services."

So they DON'T want customers filling up their parking garages?

Problem solved!

 anawas responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Setting the over/under for the other Strip dominoes to fall.

WynnCore: Paid parking by end of Q1 2017**
Cosmopolitan: Q2 2017
Sands sites: Q2 2017
Treasure Island: Q3 2017
SLS: Q1 2018 (for no good reason)
Tropicana: Q1 2018
Casino Royale: Q3 2018
Stratosphere: never

**EDIT: Written before I knew Wynn was going to start charging for valet. It does not alter the odds.

 hail2skins replied on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

In Q22017, Resorts World announces that it'll open its garage for a $3 per car fee for folks who want to park cheaper than the $10 other places charge.

When will Eric Trump start charging for parking?

 cschoony responded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Had to happen. Its crap though really. The hotels are getting stingy with comps and drinks and rooms and now pay to park. What's next? Fee to join the players club!

 newwave73 responded on Thursday, 1st December 2016

That is insane! $25,000 coin in on a game that usually has a 5-10% edge works out to $1,250-$2,500 just to get a parking privilege. I think I will just pay the $10 per visit. I also agree with the comments about messing with the odds on games. I absolutely refuse to play 6/5 Blackjack, and I wish everyone else would as well. It is amazing to me what a tourist trap Vegas has become. Even I am old enough to remember the good old days now.

 wpsteel66 responded on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

That is total bull that you cannot find a parking spot in a CET parking garage…I have parked in a number of the CET garages on different days of the week and different months since MGM started to charge for parking…plenty of parking spots in these garages…I never had any problem finding a parking spot, even close to the elevator. That is just CET ‘justifying’ why people need to pay another fee for visiting their properties.