Bill that could force resort companies to advertise hidden room costs scrutinized by gaming investors

The investment community is watching a push by Congress that would force hotel companies to advertise resort fees and other add-ons along with the daily room rate, a change that could target resort operators on the Las Vegas Strip and other gaming destination markets.

The bill, introduced in the House by a Democratic congressman from Texas and Republican congressman from Nebraska, is in response to a hotel industry practice of adding resort fees to the room bill, which cover the use of incidentals, such as in-room Wi-Fi, room safes, and fitness centers.

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