Las Vegas’ first paid parking domino has fallen. On Wednesday, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore eliminated paid self-parking for everyone. The gates at the garage entrances will be removed, but the enhanced parking features — e.g., the lighted guidance systems — will remain. The valet parking situation won’t change: Valet parking is free for hotel guests; nonguests who spend $50 or more onsite receive validation that cancels the charge. The Wynn is the first hotel-casino to rescind parking fees entirely since the trend began three years ago; the Wynn started charging in August 2017. MGM properties, Caesars properties, and the Cosmopolitan continue to charge parking fees.
Are you in?: A new Cirque du Soleil show called “R.U.N.” (meaning “are you in”) will open at Luxor in October. Designed to appeal to the younger action-adventure-movie audience and esports fans, “R.U.N.” will be a distinct departure for Cirque in its seventh Strip show, featuring a cinematic story, chase scenes, fights and stunts.
MGM deli closes: The Sports Deli at MGM Grand has closed. It was the Stage Deli for 23 years before the switch to the Sports Deli, but this is the end of the line for delis of any kind in that location; it will be replaced by a Starbucks.
Nickel Coneys: To celebrate the 102nd birthday of its original restaurant in Detroit, American Coney Island at the D hotel will sell Coney dogs for their original price of 5 cents on May 9. The offer runs from 11 a.m. to noon only, one per customer, and you must have exact change. The American Coney Island at the D is the company’s only location outside of Michigan.
Question: What is the name of the casino that serves $1 bottled beer 24/7 on the Strip?
Answer: You might be thinking of Casino Royale, which served $1 beers for more than a decade, but they’re $3 now. Nearby though is a slots-only casino called Stage Door that still sells $1 Michelob, Michelob Light and Bud Light in the bottle around the clock. It’s located one block east of the Strip on Flamingo Road.
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