MGM has announced a change of policy to allow dog lovers to bring with them their dogs’ friends to their properties in Las Vegas and other regions.
MGM issued a statement confirming the new policy, which will be applied in its venues in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MGM Detroit, Miss, and MGM Springfield. In Las Vegas, the dog-friendly policy is standard in several lavish facilities such as Cosmopolitan and Caesars hotels. However, MGM venues in Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York, and Baltimore weren’t mentioned.
The privilege of taking dogs to a hotel isn’t free. MGM said that cozy dog rooms would cost $50 to $175 per day, depending on the hotel.
There are additional services for canine guests. For example, the dog caretaker will check the dog while the guest is away for an additional cost of $25.
MGM Vegas operators said that they would offer dogs walks while the guests are hitting the tables or dinning, but the cost wasn’t mentioned. According to the analysts, MGM wants to reduce the dependence of gaming-related revenue. Through revenue sources such as parking fees, resort fees, foods and beverages, and now the canine amenities fee, analysts believe MGM non-gaming revenue could surpass gaming revenue.
According to Casino.org, the pet-related industry is a big business in the US. It’s estimated that seven out of ten homes have a pet. According to SunTrust Bank, Americans will spend almost $140 on a gift for their pets this holiday, and pets related spending continues to increase year after year. But MGM policy has its limitations; guests are only allowed to bring a maximum of two dogs with a combined weight of 100 pounds or less.