Resorts World Among Las Vegas Casinos Charging to Self-Park

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Resorts World Among Las Vegas Casinos Charging to Self-Park
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Resorts World Las Vegas has joined other hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in charging for self-parking.

Starting Jan. 3, guests at the red megaresort on the northwest end of the Strip have been required to pay $10 a day to use the parking garage, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

However, members of the Genting Rewards program can park free. Resorts World is owned by the Malaysia-based Genting Group.

Caesars, MGM Properties Charge to Park

Also on the Strip, the hotel-casinos managed by Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts charge for parking.  

These properties offer free parking for the first three hours to Nevada residents. Loyalty rewards members at the highest tier levels also can park free.

Others pay $15 to $18 from Monday through Thursday, the newspaper reported. The weekend daily rate is as much as $23.

Old Ways Gone With Historic Casinos 

Paid parking has been a sore spot for some Las Vegas visitors, especially those who recall an earlier time when parking was free at resorts that had been on the Strip for decades.

With the opening of the Mirage on the west side of the Strip in 1989, a boom in megaresort construction occurred, resulting in the demolition of older properties such as the Desert Inn, Sands, Dunes, Hacienda and others. Larger resorts were built where these older casinos once were located.

Over time, these resorts began charging for parking.

Resorts World’s Link to Famous Site

In June 2021, with Paris Hilton and other celebrities in attendance, the $4.3 billion Resorts World opened on the Strip where the Stardust once stood. Resorts World was the first new major resort to open on the Strip since the Cosmopolitan began operating in 2010.

In addition to popular restaurants and shopping areas, Resorts World has a connection familiar to many movie fans because of its location at the former Stardust site.

At one time, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal illegally operated the Stardust and three other Argent Corp. casinos for Midwestern Mob families. In the 1995 movie “Casino,” Robert De Niro portrays a character based on Rosenthal. 

For legal reasons, the name of the Stardust was changed to the Tangiers in the movie.

Across the country, Resorts World New York near the Aqueduct horse track is one of the properties that could be in contention for a full casino license. The New York resort also made the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation's list of gaming properties where smoking is prohibited

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