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Caesars jumps on board paid parking on Vegas Strip

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A map shows the Caesars properties in Las Vegas that would institute paid self and valet parking. (Source: Caesars Entertainment) A map shows the Caesars properties in Las Vegas that would institute paid self and valet parking. (Source: Caesars Entertainment)
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Looking back, 2016 on the Las Vegas Strip will be marked by two words that would never have been tied to the bustling tourist mecca: paid parking.

Nearly eight months after competitor MGM Resorts began charging guests for valet and self parking at its Strip properties, Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday said it would follow suit, instituting the practice at eight of its nine Las Vegas hotels. The Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, which is located off-Strip, is the excluded property.

It was not immediately expressed when Caesars' new parking program would be introduced in full. The company said implementation dates will vary by location throughout the beginning of next year.

Caesars, though, stated valet parking at its Linq and Harrah's locations will switch over to a paid model in late December. Self-parking will remain free there until equipment can be installed.

Similar to MGM, Caesars stated the new program will enable the company to improve its existing parking structures as well as ensure convenient parking for all visitors.

Caesars executive Bob Morse, who is president of hospitality for the company, cited a lack of open spots that were reported by guests.

"Guests who stay, game and shop at our resorts have said that parking spaces and valet services have become increasingly scarce, so we believe that implementing a paid parking program while also investing in LED parking guidance systems will help address these issues," Morse stated in a news release.

The LED guidance system will be installed at Caesars Palace, Harrah's, Flamingo, Bally's and Paris. The system will help guests easily identify occupied and unoccupied self-parking spaces.

Local residents with proper identification and Total Rewards loyalty members rated Platinum and above will continue to self-park for free, according to Caesars, and complimentary valet will also be available for all Total Rewards loyalty members rated Platinum and above.

Valet parking fees will range from $8 to $18 and vary by time and location, according to Caesars.

Caesars Entertainment said more detailed information, including answers to frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Earlier this year, MGM Resorts International instituted paid self and valet parking coinciding with the opening of T-Mobile Arena. As part of a limited time trial, Nevada residents with proper identification are allowed to park at MGM properties for free outside of special event days. That offer is expected to expire at the end of the year.

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