Harrah's (Casino) Cherokee: Has it gotten Tighter?

I am contemplating making a jaunt up to Cherokee NC from Atlanta to play in the Casino.

I’m hearing in my circles that Harrah’s Cherokee has gotten tighter and is otherwise going downhill.

Does anyone have any opinions on Harrah’s Cherokee recently (Past 6 months) ?

Will the Economic Downturn Affect the casinos at all ?

What role does the proposed casino expansion have on the gaming floor currently? (There is no way to change how tight a given machine is, right?)

FYI: The casino is tribal (Cherokee Indians)

As far as I know, all slot machines can have their payout tables and probabilities of landings tweaked.