Yes, it's loud downstairs. Yes, the Long Bar has pathetic paytables. 8-5 bonus with the break-even on the 2 pair. 8-5 double bonus. Anyone want to calculate how high the royal would have to be to get this anywhere near playable? The area downstairs back by the registration is still unchanged at this time, with their old coin-dropper VP games. Music really doesn't overpower that area. Upstairs seems cleaner. No sign of a Sigma Derby machine. The music is not invasive from downstairs. The walls from the old poker room are gone, and the entire area is full of slots. The old coin dropper bonus progressives are still intact by the "sports book" The Vue bar is still awesome, wonderful bartenders, excellent full pay progressives on the VP. I hit numerous 4oaK including aces and 3s on the bonus poker, took a few hundred out in just about an hour and a half. I played quite a bit there and at the 4Queens to ensure my fall offers. Since this was a family trip I was only downtown for about 6 hours. But hopefully it will stay a lot like it looks now. It was certainly cleaner and less smokey than the last few times I was down there.