I was really looking forward to trying out the Downtown Grand. However after having read about the recent changes on the payouts for VP I must reconsider. Se vpFREE2 According to Casino City Times the renovation/transformation into from the Lady Luck to the DG cost over 100 million dollars, with an additional 100 million in development cost to the surrounding area. (Thanks Oscar!) That's low in comparison to some of the Strip properties and seems to fall in line with the recent changes The Fitz to "The D", (I've heard the Fremont will be closing for renovations) and the Plaza's ongoing upgrades. Will Binion's remodel too? Who's next? The talking heads are comparing this new (did I say new?) property to the Golden Nugget, as the D hasn't yet achieved that Stip in Downtown status. Can Downtown Las Vegas support the level of casino resort? For my money iif I'm going to go upscale I'd just as soon stay on the Strip. Let's just hope they get the message and offer some playable gaming with decent payouts and liberal rules, as well as outstanding drink service. They had better! Personally I don't think they are going to attract the type of demographic they are shooting for. Hey, I can walk to Main Street Station in three minutes flat, and that's exactly what I will be doing. See Ya! .