ahiromu
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:31:50 AM permalink
"Guests will be charged for each use of valet parking at Caesars Entertainment properties other than the hotel where the guest is staying."

Lol. Insult to injury.
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billryan
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November 30th, 2016 at 8:59:02 AM permalink
I can't wait until the cheapskates figure out they can park for free at Rio and take a shuttle to the Strip.
I suspect the powers that be think this will keep hotel guests from visiting other casinos, making them captive audiences.
IndyJeffrey
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November 30th, 2016 at 9:22:45 AM permalink
The only way these, or other fees, are going away is when folks vote with their feet. The Strip is becoming (has become) all corporate and expense account driven. As soon as the next recession comes and one casino eliminates the parking fee, they'll all follow like sheep.

Until then, I'll be at non-strip casinos, for the most part.
LuckyPhow
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November 30th, 2016 at 9:23:43 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs


Auuuugggggghhh!

I hope their customers punish them for this.

Stupid bean counters.



The current issue of Casino Journal (p. 18) reports that 77% of Las Vegas visitors come to gamble. But, 90% come for other reasons in addition to gambling. So, if you're there for a convention or meeting, parking fees are a reimbursable expense. If you're there for a wedding or to see your favorite performer, the parking fee is just one small expense on top of the cost for your hotel room, meals, drinks, show tix, etc.

But, the same Casino Journal article noted that parking garages are the non-gaming amenity that generated the most income for casinos, increasing casino drop by 74%. (Yup. Surprised me, too.) Given this, I would assume casinos would embrace free parking.

I think any casino in Biloxi (where I most often play) would be signing its own death warrant by instituting a "pay for parking" program. I hope that's what happens to Vegas casinos with the same mind-set.
djatc
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November 30th, 2016 at 9:55:04 AM permalink
Up next:

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Sports on tv per game charge
Pillows and sheets charge
Opening a window charge
Buffet per plate charge
Weight overage fee
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Joeshlabotnik
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November 30th, 2016 at 10:27:22 AM permalink
Remember when CET said it would never ever, not ever ever ever charge those stinking resort fees? And then they started doing so. I think they were taking a similar approach with the parking fees. They were waiting to see if it cost MGM any business. Since it didn't, they decided it was safe to emulate them.

Will it hurt them? I don't think so. The Strip is a terrible value anyway. Tourists and ploppies flock to it because of the glamor and hype. If they can be conditioned to $14 beers, $20 sandwiches, $30/night resort fees (paying for, among other things, the presence of a pool and the availability of valet parking), 6:5 blackjack, slots with 85% return, $250 to see Celine Dion, etc. etc. etc.---then will they swallow another $10 a day to park? You betcha!

(By the way, if you visit a Strip casino this month, ask for a reduction in the resort fee because the pool is closed. Hilarity will ensue.)
ams288
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November 30th, 2016 at 10:55:44 AM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

(By the way, if you visit a Strip casino this month, ask for a reduction in the resort fee because the pool is closed. Hilarity will ensue.)



I stayed at the MGM Grand last week. The pool was still open. It was funny to see the lifeguards basically bundled up in winter clothes while a few people swam below them.
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Boz
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:03:51 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

I stayed at the MGM Grand last week. The pool was still open. It was funny to see the lifeguards basically bundled up in winter clothes while a few people swam below them.



Yea, there are few that stay open year round. I remember talking to some Canadians on Christmas Day at the Flamingo years ago who were swimming. 55 must have seemed warm to them.
RogerKint
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:21:33 AM permalink
Come on down to the the Lucky Club where parking is complimentary.
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RS
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:37:11 AM permalink
What about regular parking? Idgaf about valet. I want free parking. Do 7* & diamond get that? If not it's BS.

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