I'm always on the lookout for a better gamble. I thought about Reno for a long time. Logistically its a pain in the asshole to make work coming from Chicago. Direct flights are triple the price of Vegas. Renting a car and flying through vegas seems like a ton of work if I took that route. So I have been looking at the Boulder Strip. Here is what I have been stumbling with. With these great odds, do you think that most casinos in that area are on par with each other? Or do the many little casinos have great odds, and the shiny big fancy ones have strip type odds. And the "average" of the 2 make up the below? There are only 3 casinos that can foot the bill for my Vegas vacation. They have to be big enough to keep me interested. Here are the 3 biggest, but the reporting area is actually made up of 29 other casinos. Green Valley Ranch resort and spa 133,659 SQFT casino Sunset Station 133,409 SQFT casino Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas 126,681 SQFT casino So if I wanted those 96% payback odds on nickle machines, do you think the big 3 would offer that? Or would they be more in line with the 92% on the strip and Downtown but the shitty little Boulder Casinos like Jokers Wild & Eldorado might be 97% and the average just LOOKS like the Boulder Area is fair? I've stayed at GVR for 3 days before, it did fell a little looser than the time I spent on the strip. I know no one can give a definitive answer, but I'm curious what your "gut" has to say. Do you do that much better, at the big joint, on Boulder?