A couple of things Id like to understand

marcusguber

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I moved here from NYC, Ive driven yellow cab and Uber there so Im not green to dealing with the normal stuff drivers deal with. Im wondering what are some things drivers new to Vegas need to know.

What are big rules not to break as a driver? What areas should I avoid like the plague? Im thinking I really do not want to work the Strip much at all and will avoid it if possible.

One thing I keep hearing is various places will pay you for bringing them business, gun ranges, dispensaries, strip clubs. How does this work? Do you just go in and bring the people there and get paid? Do you need to arrange with the places prior so they know you or just go in and say "hey Im an Uber driver and heres some customers."
 

LML

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Drive anywhere, no big deal. Kickbacks are few and far between. Just go with the flow. Vegas is not a big city, maybe 20 miles wide. Get your licenses and insurance first before you drive.
 

JethroBodine

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Im really just looking to part time here and there for a few extra bucks.
If you just need a few bucks it's barely Ok.
Otherwise it stinks. Have taken two strippers to work. Have not taken any riders to strip club nor anyone out to Pahrump to the bunny ranches. What kickbacks? Many bs artists on here.
 

VegasR

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Here's an app for kickbacks.

http://www.vegaskickback.com/

The ones I get most frequently are liquor stores, with people coming from the airport. Ask 100% of out of towners if they want to hit a liquor store.

Spend a day learning the designated pick up points on the strip. If you're like me, it will still be hard to remember them all until you've done it a few times. But you'll learn.

Just walk into most stores with your customer. At strip clubs, connect with a doorman and then tip him when you leave.

There are a lot of similar threads here with more tips.

The Drivers Association should be holding a free training session pretty soon. Maybe a couple weeks. Keep an eye out.
 

ChortlingCrison

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Here's an app for kickbacks.

http://www.vegaskickback.com/

The ones I get most frequently are liquor stores, with people coming from the airport. Ask 100% of out of towners if they want to hit a liquor store.

Spend a day learning the designated pick up points on the strip. If you're like me, it will still be hard to remember them all until you've done it a few times. But you'll learn.

Just walk into most stores with your customer. At strip clubs, connect with a doorman and then tip him when you leave.

There are a lot of similar threads here with more tips.

The Drivers Association should be holding a free training session pretty soon. Maybe a couple weeks. Keep an eye out.
Are you cousins with VegasE?
 

VegasR

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No. Though I actually wanted to sign up as VegasE, since that's my first initial. It was taken so I just went with R, my middle initial.

I am part of the association.
 

marcusguber

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Here's an app for kickbacks.

http://www.vegaskickback.com/

The ones I get most frequently are liquor stores, with people coming from the airport. Ask 100% of out of towners if they want to hit a liquor store.

Spend a day learning the designated pick up points on the strip. If you're like me, it will still be hard to remember them all until you've done it a few times. But you'll learn.

Just walk into most stores with your customer. At strip clubs, connect with a doorman and then tip him when you leave.

There are a lot of similar threads here with more tips.

The Drivers Association should be holding a free training session pretty soon. Maybe a couple weeks. Keep an eye out.

That is an incredible resource, thank you. Im shocked at what the massage parlors are paying, some places $200 a customer, thats nuts, gotta hope for horny dudes as pax. I started putting the drop off and pick up spots on the Strip into Google as saved places, hopefully that helps a bit but Id really rather avoid the strip if I could for the most part.
 

Ubbs

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What are big rules not to break as a driver? What areas should I avoid like the plague? Im thinking I really do not want to work the Strip much at all and will avoid it if possible.

Each casino has a designated pick up and drop off spot. Learn them, so you can find your PAX and not get yelled at by the valet or security guys.
 

bsliv

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That is an incredible resource, thank you. Im shocked at what the massage parlors are paying, some places $200 a customer, thats nuts, gotta hope for horny dudes as pax. I started putting the drop off and pick up spots on the Strip into Google as saved places, hopefully that helps a bit but Id really rather avoid the strip if I could for the most part.

I've lived here 35 years. For the past 34 years I've tried to avoid the strip at all cost. Unfortunately, a rideshare driver cannot avoid the strip. A lot of riders will want to be dropped there.

If you need directions from the Landmark to the Mint, I'm your guy.
 

Udrivevegas

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Im really just looking to part time here and there for a few extra bucks.
If you don't drive on the strip, your day can be wildly unpredictable. Sometimes you might get pings that take you from one side of town to the other, and other days you might get nothing but short rides. Some days, you may go an hour or more without a ping, in an area that should be good for rides normally. I think everything else has been pretty well covered. Oh, and a lot of trips that begin off-strip may very well end there, so if you don't pick up on the strip, expect to put a lot of dead miles on the car.
 

marcusguber

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Each casino has a designated pick up and drop off spot. Learn them, so you can find your PAX and not get yelled at by the valet or security guys.

I started putting them in as saved places on Google maps so I think that should help.

I've lived here 35 years. For the past 34 years I've tried to avoid the strip at all cost. Unfortunately, a rideshare driver cannot avoid the strip. A lot of riders will want to be dropped there.

If you need directions from the Landmark to the Mint, I'm your guy.

Ill treat it like I treated Times Square when driving a cab, try not to go near there but if you end up in the area (and you always do) take what comes and hope it gets you out of there soon.

If you don't drive on the strip, your day can be wildly unpredictable. Sometimes you might get pings that take you from one side of town to the other, and other days you might get nothing but short rides. Some days, you may go an hour or more without a ping, in an area that should be good for rides normally. I think everything else has been pretty well covered. Oh, and a lot of trips that begin off-strip may very well end there, so if you don't pick up on the strip, expect to put a lot of dead miles on the car.

Im not saying Im going to act like Im allergic to the Strip but Id like to avoid it so Id start myself elsewhere and if I end up there make the best of it from there.
 

Udrivevegas

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Im not saying Im going to act like Im allergic to the Strip but Id like to avoid it so Id start myself elsewhere and if I end up there make the best of it from there.
Well, that's a horse of a completely different color. Typically you'll get a couple rides and then end up on the strip. From there you'll likely get stuck going up and down the strip if you do strip pickups. Or to the airport and back to the strip. Or downtown and back to the strip. It actually takes a lot of effort to stay off the strip. :confused:
 

Michael-MS

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The strip is great. Tourists actually tip. Pool requesting locals give you 1 star and a safety flag for not being able to do a round trip pickup of their kid at school 2 blocks away.
 

Freebyrdie

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The strip is great. Tourists actually tip. Pool requesting locals give you 1 star and a safety flag for not being able to do a round trip pickup of their kid at school 2 blocks away.

The strip tourists can be a lot of fun when you're not caught in traffic hell. When it starts getting gummy.....use the destination filter to get out of dodge.
 

Daniel Harbin

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Avoid the strip and the Tmobile when something is going on there. Traffic is hell and time consuming. If you have to pick up or drop off the Aria is good. The pax will hoof it a bit but get there much sooner. Cant pick up on LV Blvd most of the time or the side streets down by the strip. I usually call to find out where the pax are because the app is notorious for the wrong placement.

I did well taking locals around. Stayed at my house and did stuff I wanted to do. Much better than sitting in car in heat or cold and getting bored. Airport pickups are a mixed bag but usually not worth it unless you feel like a break. I have had rides into and out of far flung areas at all times of the day. So dont fret too much if you get a ride to Boulder or other outlier.
 

Luckycabby

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I've lived here 35 years. For the past 34 years I've tried to avoid the strip at all cost. Unfortunately, a rideshare driver cannot avoid the strip. A lot of riders will want to be dropped there.

If you need directions from the Landmark to the Mint, I'm your guy.
you mean the gold lot to the shoe
 
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