It seems nothing is sacred these days. Up until a few years ago, visits could rely on free parking at most casinos. Today, it's a bit of a different story, with many (and most notabily MGM and Caesars properties) charging to parking in attached garages.
With a little planning, you can still park for free in Las Vegas. Here is the list of casinos still offering the free-parking perk:
At these casinos, you can get free parking on the Las Vegas Strip:
Encore Las Vegas
The Palazzo (including valet)
The Venetian (including valet)
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas Off-Strip Casinos with Free Parking
El Cortez (Monday-Friday)
Green Valley Ranch
Palace Station (and all Stations Casinos)
Palms (currently closed)
Red Rock Casino
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Las Vegas Shopping areas with free parking:
Fashion Show Mall
Grand Canal Shoppes (at The Venetian)
Miracle Mile Shops (at Planet Hollywood Casino)
Shops at Crystals (CityCenter)
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place (at Mandalay Bay Resort)
Las Vegas Casino Players Club Parking Perks
Caesars Rewards: Free self-parking and valet parking for Diamond, Platinum, and Seven Stars status at any Caesars Entertainment properties
M Life Rewards: Free self-parking at Pearl level or higher; Free valet parking at Gold, Platinum, and NOIR status at any MGM property
Wynn Red Card Club: Complimentary, priority valet parking at black level
Identity Rewards Program at The Cosmopolitan: Sterling status or higher receives free self-parking, while Gold status or higher receives free valet parking.
Downtown Grand Rewards: Free valet and self-parking for black status members
B Connected: Free parking at various Boyd Gaming ocations, usually with sapphire or emerald levels.
Credit Card Parking Perks in Las Vegas
Caesars Rewards Visa Card will upgrade cardholders to platinum within 90 days of approval. After that point, you’ll receive complimentary self-parking or valet parking at Caesars Entertainment hotels in select markets.
M Life Rewards Mastercard will earn you free parking benefits, including for events at MGM Properties entertainment venues.