There’s loads of cabs in Vegas when i lived there. That did not excuse the amount of money they charge, i remember on time being driven a few blocks only to pay like 30 bucks, i would have called an Uber except they did not have permission to pick up passengers at the airport. Or the one time i was stranded on some random part of town in Denver during bad weather and having the cab company telling me they would not pick me up because i was unable to give them an exact address. Or the time i scheduled a cab pick up for a flight i could not miss and having the driver just not show up and not call to let me know. Yeah fuck cab companies.
By comparison my experiences with rideshares has been wonderful. I would not defend Uber’s business practices at all, but cab companies in my eyes are just as bad.