ams288
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November 30th, 2016 at 5:38:53 AM permalink
Well, this was inevitable....

CET Properties to Charge for Parking in Vegas

Valet parking is first (end of December). Self parking sometime in 2017.

No charges for parking at Rio.
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November 30th, 2016 at 5:49:50 AM permalink
It is never hard to get around paying for parking in Vegas but it is getting a bit silly how greedy these Casinos are getting. I know that they have some problems with employees taking up space but this charging for parking or having to jump through a bunch of hoops to get free parking is getting out of control. Next thing they are going to do is charge admission to get into the Casino :) !!
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November 30th, 2016 at 6:13:47 AM permalink
Auuuugggggghhh!

I hope their customers punish them for this.

Stupid bean counters.
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November 30th, 2016 at 6:17:34 AM permalink
maybe I am just stupid but I don't mind the paid parking. Maybe I am just used to it while working downtown and paying to go to work and when in AC they have paid parking. Hell I am staying at a hotel in Chicago this weekend and I have to pay for parking.


However, they better have it like AC where as long asyou play or are a certain tier it is free. If I am diamond or platinum and have to pay then I might turn cranky.
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November 30th, 2016 at 6:29:16 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

maybe I am just stupid but I don't mind the paid parking. Maybe I am just used to it while working downtown and paying to go to work and when in AC they have paid parking. Hell I am staying at a hotel in Chicago this weekend and I have to pay for parking.


However, they better have it like AC where as long asyou play or are a certain tier it is free. If I am diamond or platinum and have to pay then I might turn cranky.



Sure... most people in the US in most cities pay for parking and have no problem paying for parking. It is the same thing that I see everyday when tourists come to vegas and pay 14 dollars for one drink at the bar and have no idea if they would just play a few dollars in the machine they could get it for free and give the bartender a few extra dollars instead. The Casinos don't lose and they make money faster than they can print it and now they have to charge the suckers for parking and beer and resort fees and what not. Heck I was at one CET property years ago just waiting for a poker tournament to finish and made a 300 dollar bet in the sports book and was told I couldn't get a drink ticket unless I bet 600 minimum. You keep letting these Casinos charge for whatever they want and you will be playing BJ and Dice at a 95% return soon enough.
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November 30th, 2016 at 7:14:30 AM permalink
The tribal casinos I gamble at have free parking, and when I am comped a room there are no resort fees, either.

To me, parking fees and resort fees, coupled to the cost of air fare to go to and from Las Vegas now tip the scales in favor of gambling locally and not coming to Las Vegas.

I suppose I'll still visit occasionally, but not as frequently as I used to.
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:13:02 AM permalink
Nevada residents get free self parking while Platinum, Diamond, and 7 Stars get free valet parking. Max self parking fee is $10 and max valet is $18. This is still much cheaper than in most big cities.

I think it was inevitable once MGM started it.
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:23:51 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Auuuugggggghhh!

I hope their customers punish them for this.

Stupid bean counters.



I only see them making easy money off this just like Resort Fees. Everyone complains but it hasn't hurt business from looking at the numbers. If they continue to allow locals and premium members to park for free, the only people paying will be tourists driving in, who will begrudgingly pay it. Not much risk of a punishment to them from what I see, we always just accept it.
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:25:12 AM permalink
And soon all other adjacent casinos will start charging. If they don't, their lots will be full of cars of people not planning on using the casino that owns the lot. I am glad to see the Rio is not included.
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:27:48 AM permalink
Agreed on the inevitability. Props on giving platinums free parking.

However, if they ever start charging at Rio, shame on them. I'd doubt it though, Rio competes for locals.
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