I was checking the UNLV website and picking apart some stats. I have been going to Vegas for almost 20 years now. I remember when I could gamble all day on $300. Sure, the casino environment has changed. In the late 90's I'd sit on a 3 or 5 credit quarter machine. Those, and their dollar brothers, made up most of the casino floors. Video terminals were just coming into their own. But it seems like I have been losing more, and doing so much faster, over the past few years. Take a look at the 2017 holds. This is current as of 2 weeks ago. So they had a third of the year in the books already. I have never seen holds increase this fast year over last before. And Downtown is pulling the same thing. 2016 had Downtown paying back 93% on average. If YTD holds, that will now be reduced to almost 91%. A far cry from 94% just 10 years ago. 2016 had the strip paying back just over 92%. If YTD holds it will be less than 91%. Everyone that said the machines will pay better on Fremont USED to be correct. But now it is just more of the same. Same goes for NLV, Laughlin, Boulder (shocked by this) and a few others. On the plus side, Reno continues to be among the fairest in the nation.