Hi fellow VMBer's. I'm sitting here surfing our board (I'd rather do this than some other things I should do, lol!). I was reading several posts, links, and articles that shows for a time now how gaming revenue vs. other revenue (shopping, entertainment from clubs, shows, etc., and restaurants) is slowly declining. It seems there is a new demographic visiting Vegas nowadays, a younger crowd that would rather spend their money on entertainment, shopping, and food/booze than gamble. Meanwhile, besides all these "new" fees that the resorts are introducing, rules, odds, slot paybacks, and VP paytables are being raised and the odds and game rules are changed to being unfavorable. Most of the resorts on the Strip are huge. There is a lot of gaming space in these Casinos. Thousands of slot, VP machines and dozens and dozens of table games. I'm not a business expert, but do know that in any business, space is money. In my younger days I was a grocery manager and our shelves were constantly being analyzed for profit per foot of shelf space. I would think the same would apply to the casino floor. If the mega resorts are indeed moving toward non-gaming revenue what do they plan to do when the machines are sitting idle, and the tables are not busy? What do they plan to do with those thousands of square feet that are only eating up electricity? More shopping space? More restaurants? More clubs? Bars? Are there that much people visiting Vegas to justify filling the gaming floor space with more of these amenities? I don't see Downtown or the off-strip local properties to have this same problem. Their casinos are relatively smaller than the Strip mega-resorts and their clientele is still the older demographic whose main interests are gambling. What are your thoughts? Can the mega-resort casinos still maintain all that gambling space and still see a profit for all that real estate?