Hi Friends! Have a Vegas trip planned for late October, but for the 1st time ever we're (my Beloved Wife & I) are thinking of canceling the trip----even have free rooms at Caesar's. Love Vegas and have been there many times over the years--up until 3 or 4 years ago always felt as if the Vegas Strip casinos actually WANTED us to be there, appreciated us, were willing to provide us with a substantial amount of gambling fun (meaning, in our case, being able play the slots for a significant amount of time on fun machines----losing, in general, but thoroughly enjoying the time we were there LOSING---that's why we go there---for the fun of it all in one of the most unique place in the world). But our last 3 or 4 visits we feel as if the casinos are just concerned with increasing their profit margin----incredibly difficult to find slots that provide enough in wins to allow you to play them for any length of time (unless you're willing to go way, way beyond your budget). The games HAVE become more fun in many respects, but you can't play them very long to enjoy them. And we have a reasonable sized budget----not wealthy, but hardly poor either----and more than willing spend our budget provided we're having fun (and we're very, very easy-going, easy-to-please people). But we rarely see happy folks at the Strip casinos in recent visits, see lots and lots of frustrated people who, in the past, WERE having fun. We're in our early 60's now, but have been going to Vegas for years and years. And we know it's all about greed, 2008, the emphasis on the uber-wealthy from foreign countries as well as the 1% in ours, the emphasis on youth, but really, does this make financial sense---destroy your image and the desire of folks with money (just not TONS of money) to come to Vegas and spend that money so you can squeeze every last dime out of everyone, rich or poor or reasonably well-to-do, so that, in the short-term, you, the casino owners get richer. In the long term (and maybe even the short-term), "THEY" apparently want to kill off the goose that laid their golden eggs (and made them what they are today). Just kind of stupid and sickening. Really, would it kill you to let us have some fun???