I usually start this article with the biggest news of the week in Las Vegas. I’m going to divert from that today and begin with news that will affect your next trip to town. Caesars Entertainment has started charging for Vegas parking. (Specifically, self-parking at their casinos on the Vegas Strip.) The first casino to start charging for self-parking is The Linq. Bally’s and Caesars Palace will begin this week. The fees will roll out to different properties over time. Here are the initial parking fees for Caesars Las Vegas properties.
Caesars Vegas Self-Parking fees
- Up to 60 minutes: Free
- 1 to 4 hours: $5.00
- 4 to 24 hours: $8.00
- Over 24 hours: $8 for each additional or fraction of a day
Bally’s, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell and Paris
- Up to 60 minutes: Free
- 1 to 4 hours: $7.00
- 4 to 24 hours: $10.00
- Over 24 hours: $10 for each additional day or fraction of a day
Caesars Vegas Valet Fees
- Up to 4 hours: $8.00
- 4 to 24 hours: $13.00
- Over 24 hours: $13 for each additional day or fraction of a day
Bally’s, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Paris and Planet Hollywood
- Up to 4 hours: $13.00
- 4 to 24 hours: $18.00
- Over 24 hours: $18 for each additional day or fraction of a day
Free Parking At Caesars Casinos
According to Caesars Las Vegas parking information page there is no charge for self-parking at Planet Hollywood or Rio. There’s also no valet fee at Rio. Nevada residents can still self-park for free for up to 24 hours. However, locals must pay for valet.
Skill-Based Gaming Comes To Planet Hollywood
Caesars entered into an agreement with Gamblit Gaming last year to test their skill-based casino games in their various casinos. The test has finally reached Las Vegas and begins at Planet Hollywood.
There are three 42-inch gaming tables located in the middle of the casino floor at Planet Hollywood. The tables feature skill-based games called Gamblit Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure. These are gamified versions of poker and blackjack, respectively. The tables each have USB chargers and hooks for bags or purses.
This is a field trial for the games. Pending final regulatory approval, additional Gamblit games will be installed at Caesars Palace and The LINQ. Once the field trials at these properties are complete, Caesars anticipates installing an additional 200 terminals throughout its U.S. based properties. You can read the press release about the games here.
MGM Grand Hosting Skill-Based Golf Tournament
Level Up at MGM Grand will host the first skill-based sports tournament-for-cash on a Las Vegas casino floor. MGM Grand and Golfstream will launch skill-based tournaments that can be played on the world’s most famous golf holes with moving greens and laser guidance, while also offering interactive putting and other mini-games for players of all skill levels. You can see the press release here.
Monte Carlo Poker Room Closing
The long-rumored closure of the Monte Carlo poker room is upon us. The 18 table poker room will close on April 24 so that MGM Resorts can continue Park MGM renovations. There are some promotions already ending. You can see more information here.
Only In Vegas:
The wind is the lead story on the nightly news. Read more
People lose their mind over fast food restaurants. Another lead story on the local news. Read more
Oakland Raiders Receive Approval To Move To Las Vegas
Last week the NFL officially approved the Oakland Raiders relocation request. The football team wants to move to Las Vegas but that won’t happen right away. While the Raiders could move after the next season there isn’t a viable stadium in Las Vegas. The rendering video above it where the Raiders intend to play by 2020.
The stadium won’t only be used be used only for eight football games. There could be 50-100 events a year including concerts, events from Sam Boyd Stadium like motocross, UNLV and neutral site football games and more.
- Two of three Bellagio robbers haven’t been caught yet. Read more here.
- DuPar’s at Suncoast is closing and Boyd Gaming will manage when it reopens. Read more here.
- Nerd nightclub opened at Neonopolis last week. Read more here.
- Wet Republic at MGM Grand made $44 million in 20 weeks last year. Read more here.
- Wynn offering master classes so you can be more like the people who make Wynn so good. Read more here.
- Gordie Brown relocated to Planet Hollywood. Read more here.
Want direct access to casino news, casino reviews, narratives, loyalty programs and video poker? Visit our casino/Vegas section directly at CasinoZork.