$50 Parking for 'Free' Atlantic City Concert

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    Thee was no "Free Parking" in Atlantic City last night even if there was a free show from a superstar.

    A free concert wound up costing some people $50 after at least two Atlantic City casinos upped the charge for parking to a surprising level for some visitors.

    With country and NBC's The Voice superstar Blake Shelton playing for free on the beach Thursday afternoon, nearby casinos Bally’s and Caesars cashed in by charging $50 to park in their garages.

    The price tag to drop a car was anywhere from five to times more than the normal $5 or $10 charge normally seen in Atlantic City on a weekday.

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    The price hike could be due to supply and demand or as a way to make some extra money in a town struggling to attract gamblers like it used to.

    NBC10 reached out to the casinos’ parent company Caesars Entertainment for comment about the price to park.

    With Lady Antebellum set to perform another free show on the beach this weekend, people are wondering if parking will be spiked again.

    Stay tuned.