In this week's video, we discuss how there’s good news and bad news at the Sin City resort located on the Strip at 3355 S Las Vegas Boulevard.
There's a lot going on at The Venetian Las Vegas these days. It just got a brand-new sportsbook; however, one of its other changes is not sitting well with its guests... even though it's one of the nicest properties in Sin City.
First the good news… Last Thursday, The Venetian Las Vegas announced a multi-year naming rights partnership for the Yahoo Sportsbook. Now this might have come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t be, as the same people who own Yahoo are the same people who run The Venetian.
According to the press release, the sportsbook, which will be powered by William Hill, was completely redesigned to provide sports enthusiasts and betting aficionados with a modern and luxurious setting to enjoy a wide range of sporting events. Completed in time for the biggest sports betting season of the year, this state-of-the-art venue spans more than 12,000 square feet and features a 46-million-pixel, 1,770 square foot LED video wall that can display up to 40 independent sporting events at once. There are an additional 30 TVs spread throughout the Venetian Las Vegas sportsbook to ensure fans don’t miss a minute of the action.
The Yahoo Sportsbook also boasts Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer as well as Noodle Asia, which will provide special menus for the sportsbook and Fan Caves, serving an array of game day favorites.
Now the bad news… Guests used to expect complimentary parking on the Strip. Now; however, that’s a courtesy you won’t find at The Venetian, sister site, the Palazzo, as well as many other resorts, including those managed by Caesars and MGM, which now only offer free parking exclusively to their higher-tier loyalty members.
Under the new guidelines, The Venetian and Palazzo will charge $15 for up to four hours. That’s followed by an hourly charge of $18 for periods up to 24 hours from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays through Sundays, the rate will jump to $23 per day. Valet parking will remain priced at $35 per day, and is starting to sound like more of a bargain.
Some have speculated that the reason The Venetian is ending its free parking is due to opening of the Sphere, which has rapidly become the biggest free show in the city. And, since the Sphere is located at The Venetian, everyone is flocking to The Venetian’s parking garage.