You Can Change the (LV) World!!!!
Steve- I am sorry to hear that.
I say to all of us who read this board, be patient and be proactive. There are a lot of postings with similar complaints from the members about rising room rates , reduced comps, tighter slots, strip casinos only wanting to cater to larger dollar customers...etc, etc.Well, in the words of Cousin Eddie in Vegas Vacation "It's folks like you that come here and lose the family nest egg that built this town, Clark"
As I said in a previous post .....top casino execs are as out of touch as any top execs but they will change their strategy if this starts to effect their bottom line. ....and it has. Several casino corps were off percentage wise for the 2nd quarter and for the months of June and July. They are blaming it on gas prices for right now.
What can we all do about it??? Don't support the changes. Come to Vegas and stay of those slightly off strip places like the Orleans and others that are not owned by the mega corps and give you great value. If the casino you like has changed your comps drastically....don't play there anymore. There are plenty of good places to stay and play without supporting those operators that are starting to pi@# you off!! I know that some of you have said you will reduce your number of trips or stop going...that helps too...but what helps the most is for the mega corps to see increasing numbers from their competitors while their numbers are declining.
I have observed big business in LV for many years and anyone else who has will back me up on this. As soon as a company sees that it's strategy has reduced earnings for more than a couple of quarters they will reduce room rates, start blasting out the offers and comps, and usually fire a few top people and reorganize their plan. So like I said....be patient and yes, you can make this change happen!!!