As if paying $25 for a $5 bar well drink wasn’t a kick in the teeth, Las Vegas Casinos have just shot themselves in the foot with what might be the last straw for a lot of locals — charging for parking.
Today the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joined MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Las Vegas resort companies as the latest Casino who will be attempting to bleed their customers dry by charging for parking and Valet.
Formally announced today, the Cosmopolitan will charge for self-parking and valet in early 2017. Charges will be $7 for 1-4 hours, $10 for 4-24 hours, and $10 for 24 hours or longer. Even more infuriating is these dirt bags will offer no discounts for Nevada residents. But wait, it gets even better; during special events, they will raise prices even higher, because paying hundreds of dollars for a concert ticket or show at their resort wasn’t enough for these greedy bastards!
Wynn parking rates are $13 for the first four hours, $18 for four to 24 hours and $18 for each additional 24 hours. MGM Resorts are charging as much as $13 a day depending on the resort and a whopping $18 for Valet.
What the hell do these Casinos think they are doing?
I really don’t understand how people who are supposed to be so smart could do something so STUPID! Whether they like to admit it or not, locals make up a huge portion of the strip casino’s income and trying to nickel and dime us for parking will just drive us away from the strip towards businesses who actually appreciate our business.
Not only will they lose millions of locals, they will also lose plenty of middle and low-income visitors who are already paying resort fees, taxes, and $20 for a damn hamburger. ENOUGH!
Las Vegas Sands (which owns Venetian and Palazzo), Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos all say they have no plans to charge for parking. I guess locals will be taking their business to the casinos who actually appreciate our business.