If those are the minimums on a Thursday afternoon, I think they have wayyy over shot the market. Most everything these days is being downsized. Even the super fancy restaurants are closing due to lack of business and reopening as upscale bistros. I can not see, especially with all of the competition on the strip, how they can possibly survive. Two PGP tables at $50 on a Thursday day. No wonder noone was playing. What are they on a wekend night, $100-$250 minimums. They may either get bought out or will have to seriously readjust their philosophy to survive IMHO.
Yes, I agree, beautiful to look at but not very functional. I too will spend my time at the Bellagio given my choice between the two. I could not even get my free play to work. They have another promo if you lose $100 in a 24hr period then they will give you another $100 to play with. You cannot use it with any other offer so I f you use the $10 free play you cannot do the other for another 24hrs. I believe the Cosmo was finished by a Dutch bank. Do not know their financial status but They are in a tough area with the Bellagio on one side and the Aria on the other.