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WSOP Owner Begins Charging Locals For Parking

Self-Parking Fees Will Not Be Coming To The Rio

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A handful of Las Vegas Strip casinos will begin charging locals of parking.

According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Caesars Entertainment Corp. will start charging Nevada residents for self-parking at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s, The Cromwell, Flamingo, The Linq Hotel and Harrah’s.

The fees go into effect this week.

There will be no parking charge at the Rio hotel and casino, the home of the annual World Series of Poker during the summer. Additionally, all Total Rewards loyalty members rated Platinum and above don’t have to pay to self-park anywhere.

“We have noticed an uptick in people coming to our properties only to park,” Caesars said through a spokesperson. “This has limited the availability of self-parking for our actual customers — especially during concerts and sporting events taking place elsewhere on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Caesars started charging non-Nevada residents for self-parking last year. Rival casino operator MGM Resorts was first to bring on the paid parking model in early 2016.

MGM owns the likes of Bellagio, Mirage, Circus Circus, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, MGM Grand and New York-New York. It said the previous parking model was “decades old.”

 
 
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