LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Resort fees going up again at 4 properties in Las Vegas.
Fees will be increasing at Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, The LINQ hotel-caisno and Harrah's Las Vegas.
The fee is increasing from $35 to $37. With tax, the fee will be $41.95 per night.
A spokesperson for the Caesars Entertainment says that the increase will bring those properties in line with their other properties.
The resort fees encompass in-room Wi-Fi for two devices per day at the premium Wi-Fi speed of 20 mbps, fitness center passes for two guests per day (for those properties with a fitness center) and all local calls.
Diamond and Seven Star guests are not charged a resort fee as resort fee inclusions are complimentary as part of their tier benefits.
According to WorldCasinoIndex.com, Station Casinos was the first to start charging resort fees at all of their properties in Las Vegas. The original resort fee was between $15 and $25, which Green Valley Ranch having the highest. At the time, the company said that it actually saved guests money since they did not have to pay fees for each service.
Boyd Gaming was next with the resort fees, starting with The Orleans, Gold Coast and Suncoast.
It is not unusual to find hotel's with room prices that are lower than the resort fees during specific times.
Many people are not happy about the increasing resort fees and believe that it will begin to backfire at some point.
Big risk they're taking here. Casinos are becoming more relevant in other cities and consumers will have no problem renting from the AirBNB's and day rentals that the casinos paid the local government to make illegal.
— Bernon John, First of His Name ϟ (@bernonjohn) February 28, 2020