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Just a heads up about the new change that's going on in Vegas. It looks like MGM will be charging for parking at all of their properties and could be the start of a domino effect with the other casinos.

http://www.latimes.com/business/h...olumn.html

It's already bad that they're charging for resort fees and now parking?!? BOOOOOOO! Parking should be part of the resort fees.

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Just a heads up about the new change that's going on in Vegas. It looks like MGM will be charging for parking at all of their properties and could be the start of a domino effect with the other casinos.

http://www.latimes.com/business/h...olumn.html

It's already bad that they're charging for resort fees and now parking?!? BOOOOOOO! Parking should be part of the resort fees.

A lot of cars parking at the property aren't guests of the hotel though- so combining parking and resort fees wouldn't work


Keeping them separate does at least 2 "useful" things for them-


1) Lets them collect revenue for all parkers, not just guests

2) Lets them raise the resort fee and the parking fee separately over time without it looking like they're raising the 'same' fee too often



That said it'll be interesting to see the impact on casino/hotel traffic...especially as far as locals and off-strip stayers go...

Today if I'm wanting to do stuff on the south strip I'm likely going to be parking at Mandalay or MGM because they're easy to get in/out of and have lots of spots without being a terrible walk inside, both have good poker rooms, and it's easy to get to anything on the south strip from them.

Tomorrow though I'm more likely to park at Tropicana if I've got to go to the south strip at all... but more likely I'd just park on the north end of the strip where parking is free and hang out there.


Now if Caesars goes to these fees too that's a whole other thing... at that point I could even see an impact on the car rental companies because a lot of folks will decide what used to be a great choice (renting a car then getting to park free anywhere on the strip) isn't so great when it's $10/day to park anywhere
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All I can do is shake my head at this. The resort fees were bad enough but now parking too ughh Vegas is quickly becoming a destination I dont want to visit.
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I was in AC this summer and most, if not all, of the casinos there are doing the same thing Frown $20 to park was the average.
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The Associated Press reported this a few days ago, but wasn't specific on what hotel guests would be charged. If they operate like the downtown Vegas hotels and validate parking for hotel guests and casino players, this turns in to an incentive to stay at Mandalay Bay, MGM, NYNY or Aria because you can come and go with no net parking fee like they charge people just going to the new T-Mobile arena or to restaurants/ shows only. I doubt this will be much of an impact for normal out of town guests who figure out the parking validation procedure.

Zarkana is closing at the Aria in April 2016, now that thinks. The convention space will be more profitable than the show unfortunatley.
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Quote from xcgator View Post :
The Associated Press reported this a few days ago, but wasn't specific on what hotel guests would be charged. If they operate like the downtown Vegas hotels and validate parking for hotel guests and casino players, this turns in to an incentive to stay at Mandalay Bay, MGM, NYNY or Aria because you can come and go with no net parking fee like they charge people just going to the new T-Mobile arena or to restaurants/ shows only. I doubt this will be much of an impact for normal out of town guests who figure out the parking validation procedure.

Zarkana is closing at the Aria in April 2016, now that thinks. The convention space will be more profitable than the show unfortunatley.

They are not offering validation.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/busi...ip-casinos

The only option to get "free" parking is through M life- presumably either by being one of the higher tiers (ie you gamble a lot of money) or possibly by spending your M life reward points for parking in lieu of cash.

Article lists specific hotels too- basically everything except Circus Circus (and who the hell goes there anyway, other than for the hidden steakhouse?) and the shopping center at Mandalay...

Which BTW is now suddenly the best place to park on the south strip and will likely always be totally full of cars.
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Thanks vegas!! This is a really slick deal!!! Now we can stay home or not go to your casinos and lose money, so in effect, we're saving money!!

Honestly ,mgm and that stupid stadium can eat a dick. I'll /we'll just stay /go else where
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I've always paid to park at the higher end motels. I guess if you have trouble with paying for parking you should not be in LV in the first place...
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I've always paid to park at the higher end motels.

Motel and "higher end" don't usually belong in the same sentence shake head



Not sure which "motels" you were paying for parking at, but every major hotel property on the Las Vegas strip offered free parking prior to this change
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All I can do is shake my head at this. The resort fees were bad enough but now parking too ughh Vegas is quickly becoming a destination I dont want to visit.
Where else can you go?
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this just sucks now
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I've always paid to park at the higher end motels. I guess if you have trouble with paying for parking you should not be in LV in the first place...
You know this is a deal web site? Even if I have money why would I want to spend it on parking?

Also does anyone know if Uber and lyft operate in Vegas and have reasonable rates? I can see that killing the cab business if they do.
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Also does anyone know if Uber and lyft operate in Vegas and have reasonable rates? I can see that killing the cab business if they do.
Yes they both started a couple of months ago. Prices are lower than taxis.
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Motel and "higher end" don't usually belong in the same sentence shake head



Not sure which "motels" you were paying for parking at, but every major hotel property on the Las Vegas strip offered free parking prior to this change
The one w/ a lot of hookers...is a "higher-end". LMAOLMAOLMAO

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Where else can you go?
Lake Taho...many nice places & casinos !!! Big Grin
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I've always paid to park at the higher end motels. I guess if you have trouble with paying for parking you should not be in LV in the first place...
I only pay to park at the higher end McDonalds.
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