Will other resorts follow suit?
Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resort's biggest rival on the Strip with resorts like the Flamingo, Paris, and Caesars Palace, has been mysteriously quiet. That's not a good sign. Wynn Resorts is not commenting either. The Cosmopolitan, SLS Las Vegas, and Sands Corporation (Venetian and Palazzo) say they have no plans to charge for parking. At least for now.
We're still waiting to hear from the Tropicana, Treasure Island, and the Stratosphere.
Station Casinos, who has several properties in Las Vegas but none on the Strip says it "won't charge for overnight parking," and being geared towards locals, would be unlikely to charge any sort of fee for parking anytime soon.
Regardless, the gaming industry will be watching closely to see how this plays out, just like when MGM Resorts introduced "resort fees" -- an extra charge added to the hotel price that guests often don't know about until check-in.