I was there Oct 10-14. All 5 days it smelled like someone had just got done hotboxing in the elevator. All 4 of them. I was shocked that they did nothing about it the whole time. The Encore's lost a bit of its luster. It's smokier, casino has gotten tighter (no more S17 blackjack on the floor, VP tables, slots, drink service is worse...), staff is still excellent for the most part, though.