Visitors of Las Vegas were hit with parking fees during the summer months when visiting MGM Resorts International properties after the company decided to begin charging for parking just a few months ago. Now it seems another operator of casinos in the area has decided to join in and will no longer offer free parking. Earlier this week, Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced that they too will begin charging for parking, with valet and self-parking to have a cost at eight of their properties.
According to Caesars, the following casinos will be charging for valet parking; The Linq, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood, Flamingo, The Cromwell, Caesars Palace, Paris and Bally’s. The decision to charge for parking is due to issues with parking lots and garages becoming overcrowded.
Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications Richard Broome, stated that the company has been receiving increased feedback from their valued customers that they were unable to park at the venues anymore. Caesars is looking at the issue as a customer-service and if you cannot fit your highest-spending customers in the parking area, then you have a problem.
For Caesars, the paid parking program will begin to phase in starting late this month. Harrah’s and The Linq will be the first to begin charging for valet services. The remaining properties of Caesars, except the Rio, will be charging for valet and self-parking beginning next year.