Finding a place to park for free on the Vegas strip is becoming increasingly difficult. In January, MGM Resorts International announced that due to complaints from their customers, self-parking at Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage and New York-New York will now cost $10.
Moreover, $8 will be charged for self-parking at Excalibur, Luxor or Monte Carlo per Las Vegas Weekly.
Executive vice president of MGM, Richard Broome, told the Las Vegas Sun that non-guests have been taking advantage of the free parking available at their facilities:
“Our parking people see evidence of people coming in the parking garages and just leaving the building. We have more than just anecdotal evidence that this is going on,”
Now that MGM has addressed their clients’ concerns about parking availability, Caesars Entertainment is following suit.
In an announcement made November 30th per Fox5 Local News the company declared that eight of their nine Vegas facilities including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Bally’s and Paris will have paid parking introduced early next year.
Essentially all of Caesars’ Vegas Strip hotels and casinos will charge clients between $8 and $10 for self-parking.
Considering these new developments, Vegas visitors looking to avoid parking fees may want to consider playing at top online casinos instead of visiting those on the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The reason being that Caesars’ parking lots combined with MGM’s cover the clear majority of parking spots available near the resorts.
Both MGM and Caesars will allow state residents to park for free when scanning the barcode of their driver’s licenses upon entering the parking areas.
For all of MGMs facilities this will be valid until the 29th of December and for hotels and casinos owned by Caesars the end date is indefinite. Since Caesars will begin implementation beginning of 2017, for the immediate future there are still plenty of free spots for Nevada locals.