In recent months, a locals’ favorite downtown parking spot known to many as the “El Cortez free lot” has been trying to charge “event parking” fees. This seems somewhat reasonable on say, First Friday, but when they’re charging on a random Tuesday night when there isn’t even a single concert going on at downtown bars, it seems unfair to charge for “event parking” when the only event going on is panhandling in the alleys. The fee is supposedly waived if guests have an El Cortez players card.
And now, VegasChatter reader Thorn777 tells us that Main Street Station and The California have changed their parking policies. According to their websites, guests will now have to pay $3 Sunday through Thursday and $5 Friday and Saturday at all public parking areas at these two casinos.
The fee is waived for Sapphire and Emerald players club cardholders and gamblers who meet certain criteria. Ruby slot players must earn 50 base points to access a “Kiosk Free Parking Voucher” while Ruby table games players must have $5 average bets with half hour minimum of play to do the same. Both the paid parking receipt and kiosk voucher must be presented at the cage for reimbursement. Parking will also be reimbursed for all registered hotel guests and restaurant patrons with a same day receipt.
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