Time and Prices have changed.
You're right we could have left but we wanted to eat there.
You were right about the casinos prices but things have changed and they have wised up about food prices.
No more 99 cent breakfasts that I know of. The smorgasboard was about $8.00 for breakfast at Circus Circus. But what the heck -- it was a vacation and everyone expects to spend while on one.