Posted on April 27, 2021, 6:25 am
Last updated: April 27, 2021, 11:25 h.
Caesars Entertainment says some of the money generated by the much-despised parking fees at Las Vegas casinos will be used up for good.
The casino group announced yesterday that it is allocating $ 3.1 million to programs supporting vulnerable populations in the Las Vegas Valley, including underprivileged youth, people experiencing housing or food shortages, and people with disabilities. The money comes from parking lots in southern Nevada.
The Caesars release revealed that most of the funds will go to St. , Jude's Ranch for Children and the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. Each organization received a gift of $ 1 million from the casino operator.
Caesars also reports:
- Clean the World - $ 300,000
- Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - $ 200,000
- The Shade Tree of Las Vegas - $ 200,000
- Goodie Two Shoes Foundation - $ 100,000
- Kya's Smiles Foundation - $ 100,000
- Las Vegas City Police Department Foundation - $ 100,000
- Nevada Special Olympics - $ 100,000
Parking fees are good
Free parking has been an advantage in Las Vegas for players of all levels for many decades.
MGM Resorts ended this amenity in early 2016 when it got rid of free valet and self-parking services. Caesars soon followed in MGM's footsteps, meaning free parking was largely eliminated on the Strip as two casino companies own most of the resort's high street properties.
Coupled with ever-increasing resort fees, parking fees have sparked a harsh response from residents and visitors alike.
"It seems that price gouging has become the norm" commented the last Jay Odiyar's casino. org describing such additional compulsory tolls. “After tasting the bitter taste of all those parking fees, resort fees, space fees, and service charges on our recent trip to Vegas, we're going to have a long and hard time going back. "
Free parking has been restored
In the aftermath of COVID-19 and in an effort to bring back visitors, Caesars has restored free self-service parking for Nevada residents and overnight guests at the resort. Caesars Rewards members with a Platinum rating and above also get free parking.
The two exceptions are Rio and Planet Hollywood, which both have free self parking for all. MGM has also reintroduced free self parking for all. But free garages may not stay for long.
We are now implementing free self parking as a way to welcome guests back " MGM explains. "We don't have a schedule for future plans or changes."
Free self-service parking can also be found at Wynn and Encore, The Venetian and Palazzo, Circus Circus, Treasure Island, Cosmopolitan, Sahara, STRAT and Tropicana.
Charges for the use of the facilities, however, remain widespread. Currently, their amount is $ 45 a day plus taxes at the most luxurious properties of the Strip, including Venetian and Palazzo, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Aria and Cosmopolitan.