Last month, Las Vegas Sands reported a 47% drop in first quarter revenue from their casino so bringing back slot tournaments could also be a reaction to the decreased revenue.
We like Palazzo and visit fairly often but this was the first time this year that we've seen a slot tournament set up. We've yet to see another slot tournament offer but, almost daily, we receive offers to pay for rooms with minimal dining discounts. (While we really appreciate 10% off of a beer with our $129 room--plus $17 resort fee--, the deals don't seem to be worth it for us to bring our gambling dollars).
We're happy that there's a lot of competition in Vegas and we can usually shop around and find a good deal or maybe even a free suite!
Still, we do enjoy those slot tournaments no matter how mindless they are. Maybe we're next on the Grazie slot tournament list.