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Good thing they don't depend on me because once I get past the nickel video poker machines, my palms start to sweat.
“We come here to go to shows, spend money at the restaurants, spend a lot on rooms and at the tables, and tip well. This feels like extortion.” They “used” to like coming to Vegas.
My recommendation? There are lots of other properties in town that don't charge for parking because they already know and appreciate that you're supporting their businesses by paying for rooms, gaming, shows, events, food, shopping, and more. MGM just wants a pound more flesh.
By making a last grasp into the pockets of those who keep them in business, they have shown that the customer experience is secondary to their gluttony.
It doesn't seem too much to ask for clean sheets without holes, a fridge that I can use, room TV service that's dependable, and stable Internet. Either that or cut the price of a stay. I can get better service (fridge and all) at any Courtyard, and at a far lower cost.
I took pictures of the beer booths, the food booths, Town Square, and The Strip as I drove home. Yeah, I'm lucky. I get it. Don't hate me because I'm Vegas.
Sorry my fellow Americans, but with few exceptions (New York City, Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, for instance) we've pretty much got iconic sexy down.
There is absolutely no vestige of the iconic casino that used to be in this place. From the outside walls to the inside casino, everything has been completely redone.
You may be thinking, "Irene you nitwit! You live in Las Vegas! What's the big deal?" The big deal is that just because I live here doesn’t mean that I actually *go* here. Like many locals, I have a certain snobbery when it comes to hanging at The Strip. So for two weeks, I went to Vegas! On The Strip, baby!
Downtown Vegas will be a force and although it will probably forever be in the shadow of the far more glamorous Strip, will be a place where locals can come to get their Vegas on.