Downtown was a place where people took gambling seriously. Low limits, good rules, good odds, laid back, un-pretentious atmosphere. Food was cheap, plenty, rarely fancy. Just fuel to continue one's gambling quest. Rooms were spartan, clean (well, most of them), cheap, and small. A place to sleep and wash up, then out the door. With few exceptions, this is what Downtown was. Gambling was the entertainment it offered. It was a low-roller's paradise with free-flowing booze, easy comps and happy-go-lucky gamblers packed like sardines into fun-filled casinos. Anybody miss ole Downtown? Was it better or worse than it is now?