darkoz
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July 25th, 2014 at 5:49:06 PM permalink
All the casinos will charge you state mandated tax. So even a comped room will cost you a few bucks.

Here is where I am confused--suspicious.

When you stay at the Borgata, they charge $5 bucks a night in hotel taxes.

When you stay at Golden Nugget they charge you $10 bucks

When you stay at the CET properties they charge you $13 bucks.

How is this possible? All of those charges are consistent no matter what time of year or type of room so it is not fluctuating due to room pricing.

How can the state be charging each casino different hotel tax?

If there is a logical answer please let me know. I asked the Borgata clerk why they only charged $5 when Harrah's charges $13 and she replied, "We don't take advantage."
onenickelmiracle
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July 25th, 2014 at 6:00:19 PM permalink
I've always wondered. Apparently they aren't really taxes.
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July 25th, 2014 at 6:00:21 PM permalink
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DeMango
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July 26th, 2014 at 6:17:20 AM permalink
Sounds like it's time for a complaint to NJ gaming commission no?
GWAE
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July 26th, 2014 at 6:31:52 AM permalink
The actual tax per room in AC is $5.00. The other amounts are considered resort fees. This has been an issue in AC for as long as I can remember. You can complain to the NJGC but they don't care.

I have never paid attention to the bill but I wouldn't be surprised if the bill read as taxes/fees. I will look next week when we stay.
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DRich
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July 26th, 2014 at 8:16:19 AM permalink
I have never paid any taxes or fees on comped rooms in AC.
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vendman1
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July 26th, 2014 at 7:19:51 PM permalink
I know CET properties charge 10$ a night tax..plus $1 per person "occupancy fee"...at least thats how they explained it to me. The Taj used to charge $5 per night..recently it went to $10 and now I believe it's $15 per night. The Revel charges $12 per night. As of this weekend. So seems like they are winging it a little bit.

DRich...are you sure you've never paid any?...Even if when you check in and you sign the form with the rates and it says $0.00. They will still bill you a little. I've stayed literally hundreds of comped nights in AC and been charged every time. Do you maybe use a host? IF so maybe the host can get the "taxes" waived.

Or maybe you are just a much higher roller than me :)
sodawater
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July 26th, 2014 at 9:19:27 PM permalink
There's a $5 occupancy tax. Anything else is a "resort fee," which is just a foolish way for the hotel to piss off its best customers.

If you have a comped room, you can use your comp dollars or whatever they call them at the casino to pay the tax/resort fee.
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July 26th, 2014 at 10:19:19 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

There's a $5 occupancy tax. Anything else is a "resort fee," which is just a foolish way for the hotel to piss off its best customers.

If you have a comped room, you can use your comp dollars or whatever they call them at the casino to pay the tax/resort fee.

Recuse YEAH. Like by them putting the money in their sock drawer and not fixing anything broken in the rooms. My faucet ran for 3 hours without service at Harrah's before I came back and jiggled it finally to stop. Nobody bothered to come to the room the whole time. They were probably hoping the room would flood and they could sue to replace everything. Not really but you can't be too sure what kind of glue they're sniffing.
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July 27th, 2014 at 6:28:14 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz


How can the state be charging each casino different hotel tax?

They ain't. The official charge is five dollars; the rest is "creative public relations versus creative accounting.

In Vegas, there actually is a difference between an occupancy tax and a resort fee.

Usually the tax supports some sort of commission that requires regulations to be posted and prevent price gouging; resort fees are pure hype and such funds are in no way limited in their use.

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