I received email promos for Eldorado and Circus Circus Reno advertising "Your Resort Fee at Eldorado Just Became A Resort Credit"
"Book at the Eldorado today and your resort fee becomes a daily resort credit of $30 to redeem for dining, spa or retail costs that have been charged to your room."
Which sounds great because I'd probably spend $30 on stuff anyway—until I see that their resort fee is $34! (And not including tax. Though I wouldn't expect the credit to cover the tax.)
Better than nothing, I suppose. They're probably hoping I either don't use the credit, or spend far more than $30/day.
That is a great step forward. Obviously we all wish they would just get rid of them but until then at least you can get something back for it.