At least it felt that way. Aria has been my favorite place for daytime play the last several trips. On my trip last week I confirmed was previously reported here - no real blackjack at less than $50 minimums. I went through on a Thursday early afternoon - so not exactly a peak time. Lots of $15 tables but all were 6:5 which I will absolutely not play. Not a single $25 table in the casino - just a few $50 or $100 tables that were 3:2. My next option is usually Bellagio - so I ventured over there. I did not check every table - but the ones where I have usually played along the main walkway were $25 minimums for 6:5 crap games !. That disgusted me so much I did not look further there. Thank goodness I can still play $25 (or less) real blackjack at Planet Hollywood and other CET properties. (To be at least a little fair to MGM (not that they care about being fair to me) I did visit Mirage Friday morning and saw 3:2 $25 tables there at least.) My next stay is at Aria and they gave me a great deal on the room - not quite fully comped but room charge is fully offset by resort credit and freeplay included. I thought that they valued my play at least a little bit - but I guess not. I may play a little VP there - but as I told my wife apparently Aria and Bellagio won't let me play blackjack there any more.