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Self-parking fees planned at Encore, Wynn Las Vegas


    Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will soon have self-parking garages.

Up till now the only paid parking at Wynn casinos has been for valet, but that’s about to change.

Gates are being installed in the self-parking garages at both Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The date the casinos will begin charging and the cost to park have not been announced; however, it’s expected to commence within the next few months. Wynn joins MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Cosmopolitan in charging for self- and valet parking.

Bridge closed: After being closed for several months, then reopening for the July Fourth holiday, the Strip bridge connecting MGM Grand and New York-New York will close again and remain so through late September for ongoing repairs. The bridges at the intersection of the Strip and Tropicana have been up for 22 years and are used by an average of 130,000 pedestrians daily.

24-hour buffet banished: Las Vegas is once again devoid of a 24-hour buffet. The all-nighter that had been running at the Palms has been discontinued with the closing of the entire buffet, which is being converted into a “food hall.” It’s all part of a bigger restaurant shake-up at the Palms, where the new 24-hour Lucky Penny coffee shop has just opened.

Buck-fifty brews: It’s bad news/good news at the Longhorn, a small, bargain-minded casino on the Boulder Strip. Its long-running $1 Miller Lite special has been discontinued, but now all bottled beers — Bud, Heineken, Corona — are $1.50 all the time.

Question: Is it now legal to smoke pot in public in Las Vegas?

Answer: No, but it’s legal to buy and possess. On July 1 Nevada became the fifth state to establish a regulated recreational marijuana program. Adults 21 and over may purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana to smoke, or one-eight ounce of edibles or concentrates from licensed retail outlets. But while it’s easy to buy, the problem is finding a legal place to smoke it, as public consumption is still not allowed.

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