Taxis Control Transportation To The Casinos & Clubs
If you’re in an impossibly long taxi line at a Las Vegas casino and think you can bypass it by calling up your Uber app, forget it.
Uber is illegal in Las Vegas. And you won’t get one along the Strip.
The taxi companies are too dominant. And too much of a presence in Vegas to be undermined by this driver service.
One of the factors against Uber is that not even taxis can pick up people on the street in Vegas. You can’t flag one down the way you can do in, say, New York City. You have to be at a casino – which as any Vegas veteran knows means a wait of at least half an hour – or perhaps if you are lucky you can get one to pull over at one of those small strip malls on the Strip.
This renders Uber almost useless in Vegas; it would have to obey all the existing cab laws. It can’t whisk around the line of cabs. And it would surely have to charge similar rates as the cabs, especially on a busy Friday or Saturday night.
Uber, which is as aggressive as the University of Alabama’s football defensive line, doesn’t take such things in idle mode. It’s petitioned the Nevada State Legislature to operate in the state, but only got as far a nearby Henderson. And even then, the service was ruled illegal in the state.
The bottom line is, if you are expecting to bypass the taxi line to get an Uber ride, forget it. Your best bet is to take one of those limos that are waiting to pluck off passengers.
Negotiate a deal.
By doing so, you can get out of line quickly and, perhaps, even more cheaply than you would with a cab.
And you will arrive in much better style than you would with Uber.