Caesars Cuts Free Parking in Las Vegas for Nevada Residents
Residents of Nevada are not going to be happy to hear that Caesars has decided to stop offering free parking for Nevada residents. Earlier this year, in March, the casino group started charging out-of-state visitors for self-parking at the Linq. Caesars then continued to add these parking fees at other Las Vegas strip locations. However, it never charged residents of Las Vegas or Nevada for parking. They were able to get free parking simply by swiping their state driver’s license.
Nevada Residents to Pay for Parking at Caesars
Sadly though, this is all set to change on the 2nd of November. Residents of Las Vegas and Nevada will also be required to pay self-parking fees at its seven strip locations. These locations are Caesars Palace, Paris, Bally’s, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Linq, and Harrah’s. Not all free parking is gone though, as it is set to remain at the Rio and the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Loyalty program members who are Platinum or above, meaning 5000 points or more, will still get free parking at the Caesars locations.
The Executive VP of Public Affairs for Caesars, Richard Broome, has stated that the decision was taken due to a number of reasons. One of which was that the casinos had noticed an increasing number of people visiting, simply for the free parking. This then meant that actual customers were struggling to find parking.
Worries over Caesars Increasing Prices
Naturally, this news has upset residents of Las Vegas and Nevada, although it isn’t that surprising. No one likes to find out that they’ll need to spend more money when they visit Sin City. Caesars has said that the first hour of parking will remain free at the seven locations. After that, 1-4 hours will cost $10 at Caesars Palace, while the other casinos will charge $7.
Parking for 24 hours at Caesars Palace will cost $12, while the other locations will charge $10. However, some people are concerned that the casinos will significantly increase the prices of parking during large events when there will be lots of people looking for parking spots. This happened in Atlantic City during summer beach concerts, when some locations charged as much as $50 for parking.