Vegas casinos to charge for parking

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  1. TDVegas, Jan 15, 2016

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  2. Grizzoola, Jan 15, 2016

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    The casinos are shooting themselves in the foot. They already charge for in-room WiFi, now parking? Next will be inexpensive buffets. LV, et al., have flourished on inexpensive food, rooms, parking, etc. Their present course will dry up tourists wanting to come here on assumptions of getting a lot for less money, because the gamblers are the ones who make money for the casinos. So, if you don't gamble, you can take advantage of the lower prices for everything else. No more.

    Ah, isn't free enterprise great? Squeeze every last cent out of your clientele. It's either that or the casinos are desperate. Same thing.
     
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  3. tabletop123, Jan 15, 2016

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    Its the Greed factor, huh?
     
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  4. TDVegas, Jan 15, 2016

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    Sure is. Resort fees are the biggest scam under the sun. I don't need free in room phone calls or a USA Today newspaper for $35/day.

    Paid parking is just another notch on their money belt.
     
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    now everyone is going to have to get a players card to get free parking.
    I guess they see how well it works in the rest of the country, figure they might as well use the same policy.
    when we were at horseshoe Cleveland, the first night we went, free parking. second night because of a ball game, 35 dollars to park, and I was furious. I refused, I had to go to a lot further away, but when you slash your card, you automatically got free parking.
    I didn't know that...they don't want the ball game goers to get a freebie on them.
    Parking in any major city now is becoming a money maker for hotels.
    They tack on up to 30 bucks a night to park your car.
    that, resort fees, tourism taxes, what choice does the consumer have?
    stop going away?
     
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  6. Grizzoola, Jan 15, 2016

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    The auto is doomed on the Strip & Downtown, anyway. Plans are underway for light rail from McCarran up the Strip & maybe to Downtown. Long time coming. No need for a car, really, if you're a tourist in LV. Then there's the proposed high-speed rail from LA to LV. Get local mass transit more convenient, and who needs a car in LV, other than the locals?
     
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    still nice to have a car a few days to drive around and do other things than stand in a casino all day.
     
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  8. Onautopilot, Jan 15, 2016

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    I have never paid for parking in Vegas....and never will. If they want my money, they better have a place I can park my truck for free, or at least stamp my parking ticket.

    I take that back, I did pay to park my motorhome in a casino RV park out at Sam's Town one time.
     
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  9. Grizzoola, Jan 15, 2016

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    Would you be able to rent a car at your hotel for a day to take a day trip? Maybe take one of the many tours arranged from your hotel? I don't think a car is essential for a LV visitor, any more. But, as a local who might want to take in a show on the Strip, a car is essential, but that's my problem.
     
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  10. Settingcanthurt, Jan 15, 2016

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    Maybe the Government should pass a law??
     
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    Venture from the DT or the strip and you need a car, or bear the expense.
     
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    Yea but that got your A/C working.
     
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  13. basicstrategy777, Jan 16, 2016

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    A woman walks into a bank in New York City and asks for a loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the woman hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce.

    The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the title and everything checks out, so the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral.

    A bank employee parks the Rolls in the well-guarded underground garage while the bank’s president and officers all enjoy a good laugh at the woman’s expense for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

    Two weeks later, the woman returns. She repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

    The blond replies, “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”



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    renting cars at hotels are nice, a bit more money than at airport.
    we like to visit casinos off the strip, and for that, a car is necessary.
    we enjoyed all the "local casinos" a bit better than strip casinos last trip.
    we were sorry we gave back the car with 3 days left.
     
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  16. basicstrategy777, Jan 16, 2016

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    When I go to Vegas I rent my car from Dollar ( always a convertible no matter the weather) ; as a member of Dollar's Fast Lane program, no waiting lines like the hoi-polloi. I drop off the car at the TI casino and grab a taxi to the airport.

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  17. Grizzoola, Jan 16, 2016

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    Yes, as I mentioned for locals to go to the Strip, they need a car & I can see where it works other way around, tourists wanting to play at local casinos, which are very nice & w/o the crowding and hubbub on the Strip & Downtown.
     
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  18. Bases loaded, Jan 16, 2016

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    Was in Vegas for a week last September. We rented a Ford Fusion from Enterprise with my AMEX card. It cost about $400. Unlimited mileage. My personal insurance and using the AMEX card covered me. We drove everywhere. We made side trips to Grand Canyon, Lake Meade, Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain State park. We made trips to Summerlin, Downtown (where they've charged for parking for years, just gamble a little and get your ticket validated), Westgate, some of the Station casinos, etc. I put 944 miles on the car. The trip to Grand Canyon is a big day. We left LV at 7:00am got back at midnight. On the way back to Vegas, drove through the most amazing Rain storm I've ever seen. Could not see the road markings. I was driving down the center of I-40 hoping I wouldn't hydro plane into the desert. I could see clear skies way off in the distance, but couldn't get to them. Stressful, but we made it back safely.

    If you drink, find another way around. I wouldn't do it any other way.
     
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  19. DeMango, Jan 16, 2016

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    Stations announced they will not charge. The need for a car, if you hop the Vegas valley, is there.
     
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  20. basicstrategy777, Jan 16, 2016

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    Next time you are there , if you are into UFO's, get on the extraterrestrial highway and stop at the Little A'Le' Inn in Rachel, NV.
    It's a little place and you will be driving thru the dessert for a while, but you might like it.

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