Sands Regency added an Aruze bubble machine a while ago and the machine is already beaten up pretty bad. The casino is giving multiplier points on Sunday (up to 15X for the first 15,000 points). Harrah's removed it's Aruze bubble machine. The machines are still at Circus Circus, Silver Legacy, and El Dorado in downtown. They are still working at GSR and Nugget. I did not have time to check the machine at Rail City. My general comment is that the dice conditions are poor resulting in non-random rolls. The dice kept wobbling when it landed so no chance at dice control. My 4-step approach to dice control is: - set - launch - dice rotation - landing I did very well at one casino and got enough comps for a free room (which is dirt cheap as the casinos prepare for the slow season). I am betting on the 5,6,7,8 or 6,7,8 at the same time with a lay on 10 as a hedge. Very easy grinding coin-in or action and small, but steady wins. There is a good chance I will be in Laughlin for the winter to hang out with my friends from Las Vegas. -TR31 PS Be careful about staying at a hotel with a casino in Reno; the resort fee is a pain if the room is not comped. You don't find out about the resort fee until you check out (or like me when I checked in). I had to give some action that I didn't want so the room could be comped. I guestimate 1% of the action is comps, e.g. you bet $100 in action, you get roughly $1 in comps. As always, I ate very well for free.