Las Vegas is a town were one hand washes the other and in the taxi business the drivers are treated to a lot of perks like free shows 2 for 1 dinners and even pay outs from clubs. In Las Vegas there is a magizine called Trip Sheet it is put out monthly and distributed to the cab drivers at there company station. The magizine has different stories related to the business and special offers to the drivers.
When a hotel wants to promote a show they offer the drivers free tickets to see the show or if a new hotel opens they offer a free night with a show and a buffett breakfast. Some hotel have an on going deal if the driver showes there taxi ID they get 2 for 1 buffett any time at the casino sometimes the hotel will offer the drivers a free box lunch for just driving trough the valet while they are working. Most drivers are greedy and will try to go through the line 2 or 3 times. I think there trying to get enough food to feed there whole family.
One of the biggest perks the taxi drivers enjoy is the kick backs or as the media says a bounty.If a driver picks up a group of guys going to an adult club the club will give the driver a bounty of $50.00 to over $100.00 per person they drop off. This is there money not the companies so the drivers do what ever they can to get these men to a club even if they have to lie cheat or steal to get them since the average driver makes way below the minumim wage. Theonly problem with the bountys is the limos and the doormen.
In Las Vegas the doormen control every ride that comes out of the hotels and when a group of guys says they want to see girls the doorman suggest a free limo ride. The limo takes the passangers and comes back and gives the doormen half of there kick back this could amount to thousands of unreported income the doormen make per year. now some clubs are being audited by the IRS and are now 1099 the drivers every time they drop off. Another small kick back is the massage palors they pay a smaller bounty like around $20.00 – $100.00 depending on the place. Some massage places offer more than a massage and the driver has to risk getting involved in a sting. I know drivers who droppef off and got arrested for pimping and pandering for just suggesting certin massage palors to undercover vice. In Nevada there are no entrapment laws to protect the drivers so the vice cops play dirty and the driver whe is tring to make a quick dollar now has to call his or her spouce and explain why they are in jail. Only in Vegas.