I was recently at the LV Hilton and saw that all the blackjack tables in the main pit are now mindplay tables. The second pit area which still has a few non mindplay tables left is closed except for the busiest times.
I stopped to play a few hands and to make some type of negative comment about the mindplay to the other players at the table, but the dealer beat me to it.
I asked him why there was so many mindplay tables now. His answer was that since the LV Hilton was being sold, the old(current) owners had put them in to make it easier to move their best players to their other properties on the strip.
Sounds like a good reason to me.
It made even more sense to me when I got home. For the last 5 or 6 years I have received offers in the mail from the LV Hilton on almost a weekly basis, but never received any from the Paris or Ballys. I haven't played in either Paris or Ballys for 3 or 4 years. But today I received an offer from Paris/Ballys for three free nights and an offer from LV Hilton that for $199 I could receive three nights and a concert.
Since I refuse to play the mindplay tables, (except for a few hands to agitate the pit) guess where I will be staying on my nest trip?