It is confirmed that one of the major complaints before Encore Boston Harbor’s highly anticipated opening which was the cost of self-parking, has now been resolved.
Wynn Resorts has also addressed the same issue at its Everett site, where parking ranged from $22 for up to six hours and $42 for 24 hours, reducing the cost.
According to local media reports, the $2.6 billion, 3 million square feet luxury resort and casino located on Massachusetts ‘ historic Mystic River waterfront announced on Friday that all visitors will now be able to use their self-parking garage every day of the week.
In any of the 1,960 parking spots since August, visitors have already enjoyed free access to parking.
Commenting on the recent change, president of Encore Boston Harbor, Robert DeSalvio, said: “Free self-parking is an amenity that is highly appreciated by all of our guests. After a very successful weekday introduction, we are pleased to now offer free self-parking seven days a week to show how thankful we are to be Greater Boston’s hometown casino.”
Before the opening of Encore Boston Harbor on June 23, 2019, Wynn Resorts had urged all guests to use mass transportation to get to the hotel.
Harbour shuttles were also introduced in an effort to address transportation and traffic issues, along with local and regional shuttle buses to and from the resort.
The Las Vegas-based operator’s announcement came ahead of several weeks of scheduled shutdowns of Orange Line, one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), reportedly discussing potential rehabilitation concerns.
According to the August 2019 Gross Gaming Revenue report released last month by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Encore easily surpassed the other two casinos in the state which created $48.6 million in revenue from gambling for their first full month of service.