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Caesars To Begin Charging For Parking At Las Vegas Casinos, But It Won't Include The Rio

Eight Of The Company's Nine Casinos Will Eventually Charge


Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced late Tuesday that it will soon begin charging for valet and self-parking at eight of its nine Las Vegas properties. The only casino not included in the plan is the Rio, which is home to the annual World Series of Poker.

Implementation dates will vary by location, Caesars said. The paid parking program will kick off late this month when the valet services at the LINQ and Harrah’s switch over to the paid model. Self-parking at those two casinos will be free until new equipment is installed.

The other Las Vegas casinos that will eventually charge for self-parking and valet are Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Flamingo, The Cromwell, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood.

The casino operator didn’t say in its announcement this week what the self-parking prices will be, but it did release information on upcoming valet prices.

The paid parking model will largely affect tourists to Las Vegas. Local residents with “proper identification” and Total Rewards loyalty members rated platinum and above will be able to continue to self-park for free, Caesars said. Valet will also be complimentary for the loyalty members rated at least platinum.

The move from Caesars follows MGM’s paid parking program that was launched earlier this year. MGM CEO Jim Murren said “the current [Las Vegas] parking model is decades old.”

In its announcement, Caesars explained the reasoning behind the decision.

“Our priority is to ensure that our hotel guests, local residents and Total Rewards loyalty members have an improved parking experience,” said Bob Morse, President of Hospitality at Caesars Entertainment. “Guests who stay, game and shop at our resorts have said that parking spaces and valet services have become increasingly scarce, so we believe that implementing a paid parking program while also investing in LED parking guidance systems will help address these issues.”

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almost 5 years ago

Dumb Dumb Dumb, you got people coming in your place to basically give you money and you put up an obstacles. How do people with such bad business acumen move up in companies (not surprised they lose so much money). Amazing, biggest penny wise/pound foolish I have seen in a while.


almost 5 years ago

The strip is basically a two company monopoly, it allowed them to get away with the resort fees and now this. It is a short term gouge for money that will be very expensive in the long run. Now people having to roll through Caesars properties will just go back to MGM parking and it will cost Caesars the people that were parking there to avoid mgm fees.Just another reason people will eventually just play slots in their own states rather than get gouged on rooms, food and now parking.


almost 5 years ago

I know whenever I travel to Vegas, which is often, one of my most important considerations is where will I have the "most improved parking experiences". I think implementing a paid parking system will definitely help the "increasingly scarce parking spaces", mostly because fewer people will frequent the pay-for-parking casinos. Lots of choices in Vegas people, lots of choices. Dollar dollar bills, y'all.
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