So I was thinking this morning how the persistent criticisms about the strip casino's and gaming conditions (CET/MGM/LVS) are starting to wear me down and give me a negative attitude. Now I must temper this with the fact that I have had three losing trips in a row since December despite low rolling and not tilting last weekend. That may contribute to this sour taste. I hear people say gaming conditions have worsened, and I have bore witness to that on vp pay tables, but is it really as bad as people think/say it is? Yes a buffet used to be $2.99 but buffets aint like they used to be. You simply have to charge more. But I also think the $45.00 that Bachanal is charging at Caesars and every casino charging for champagne brunch on Saturday and Sunday whether you want champagne or not is out of line. Do we have some hard facts and data to support how much "the strip blows" compared to back in the day? And please don't wax poetically about the days of the mob and how they treated you right. They were the mob. They were bad guys doing bad things and would have killed you and your family as quickly as they would swat a fly. I suspect mob supporters are the same people that think the Hell's Angels are just a playful guys motorcycle club who give toys to kids every Christmas rather than the guys who commit extortion, assault, murder, larceny, prostitution aka human slavery, drug dealing, gun running, etc. etc. So while I'm not opposed perceptions, do we have some quantifiable realities or perhaps a good example or two? I know gambling is a losers dream but holy sh+t I burn through Benny's pretty fast even on .25 or .50 Draw Poker lately!