Here is the background – I have 10 comped nights (3 nights at MSS, 2 nights at Cosmo, and 5 nights at Linq) booked in Vegas, my plan was to start with the PAC 12 tournament and stay through March Madness weekend. Starting my trip report on my first day of vacation since it was also in a Casino. Thursday 3/10 – first day of vacation so headed to Ak-Chin, in Phoenix, for the night. Didn’t have any good wins. Had to watch the Arizona basketball game on our phones because the casino had direcTV which doesn’t carry the PAC 12 network. Boo, but at least the Cats won. After the game we headed to downtown Phoenix to see Bruce Springsteen. It was a great show and he performed for 3.5 hours. Got back to the casino pretty late and called in a night. Friday 3/11 – Slept in a bit and then played a bit VP. Had brunch in the restaurant and just played most of the day to earn 1000 points. Had BF take me to the airport so I could get settled in before the Arizona/Oregon game. I can’t believe my timing of booking a flight at the same time AZ was playing. Tried to find a sport bar after security and of course all DirecTV with no PAC 12 network. I ended up watching the game on my phone while waiting to get on the plan and then as long as I could before we left the gate. Once we got in the air I switched to my laptop and watched Fox sports to see the score scroll by and it was depressing. As soon as I landed I went back to my phone and then got off the plane and sat at the gate watching. Well while I was watching this young guy asks if I was watching the Arizona game and then asked if he could watch with me and 2 of his friends joined. Our cats made a great comeback and we went to overtime so the 4 of us ended up watching the game in the airport right at the entrance to the shuttle. Unfortunately Arizona lost, but I’m ready for the next game! I had managed to get a rental car from Hertz for $94 from Fri – Weds because I had points from work so I gave my new friends a ride to the Caesar’s Palace for their weekend of fun and then I headed to Main Street Station. I checked in, unpacked and called it a night since I have a long Vegas road ahead of me. Saturday 3/12 – So this was my fist stay at MSS and it was okay. Nothing fancy, but did the trick and I did like that the water pressure was great in the shower. For a long time I played 9/6 JoB at the Boars Head Bar where I had several 4 OAKs and always got $2 tickets. I didn’t have any awesome wins, but 2 royals were near me. I was waiting for my friend to arrive from Palm Springs so I just spent the day playing at MSS once again with no major wins. My friend (B) shows up about 7pm after getting settled at some fancy RV park near the Silverton. We decide to go give Pizza Rock a try, they were packed so we left our names and they said they would text us when a table was ready. So we head across the street to the Downtown Grand and get cocktails at the Art Bar. I can’t remember what I got, but it was pretty cool looking with a ball of blue ice (cool as long as you don’t think about airplane blue ice). Tasted good though. Got the call from Pizza Rock so took our cocktails and headed back, but they wouldn’t let us take our cocktails to the table. Boo. Just chugged my drink and ordered something else at the table. We split a margherita pizza. It was delish! We then headed back to Downtown Grand because I had some free play, ACG coupons, and LVA coupons. We played the free play through some slots and then headed to the blackjack tables. Found a $10 table with no one at it and started to play. Well I have never been to Vegas with B and I learned quickly he doesn’t really know how to play BJ, it was embarrassingly bad (hitting hard 17) and he didn’t want to hear what I had to say. The kicker of it all was that he won and I lost. WTF. At that moment I decided I needed to figure out how we don’t play blackjack together again. We cashed in his winnings and then headed over to the D to use the coupons for their too, but we just played a few machines and then decided to go to the Cal and get some ice cream at Lapperts. Wow was that some good stuff, but I wasn’t really expecting one scoop to be so large! I used my points from MSS to pay for the ice cream. We headed back to MSS where I called it a night and B headed back to his RV. Sunday 3/13 I decided to do some laundry so I walked across the street to the RV park at MSS and started a load of laundry and then played VP at the Boar’s Head Bar for about an hour. Made about $100 and then walked back and moved laundry to the dryer. Played VP for another hour and broke about even. I then went to the 777 brew pub and ordered an oriental chicken salad and iced tea to go. Went across the street and got my laundry, picked up lunch and schlepped it all back to my room where I had lunch and folded my laundry. B showed up at MSS about 2pm. I then took him to the pinball museum where we had some fun playing the games for about an hour. I hadn’t been there since their early days and I was surprised at how it has grown and how busy it was. We then headed to Caesar’s Palace since had reservations at Mr. Chow’s and B has really been wanting to go there. Our reservations were fairly early (5:30pm) because we had a reservation at 8:30pm for the Neon Museum and wanted to make sure we had enough time to do it all and travel. We were a bit early to CP so we went the Total Reward Desk where they told me I could use my $100 diamond voucher at Mr. Chows. We played slots for a few minutes and then hung out in the diamond lounge waiting for our dinner reservation. Get to Mr. Chow’s for our reservation and it is quite dramatic to get in: check in at a desk, take an elevator, check in at another desk, wait for the Maitre D to take you the table (which was more drama than needed since it was early and the place was empty). Started off with a cool champagne cart and I let B pick, he ordered us both a nice rose and this was the best part of the meal. We had to starters of lobster shumai and I can’t even remember the other one, then filet mignon and a shrimp dish with a side of rice and mushrooms. Well the food was fine, but it wasn’t anything special. Didn’t really have much flavor and the service was so rushed it wasn’t really what you normally get or expect for fine dining. They brought the dessert cart around and B was sort of dismayed that they had canned lychee on there instead of fresh. Nothing looking really special on the dessert cart so we skipped it. I used my $100 credit and reward credits to pay for the meal and B picked up the tip. He was really peeved about the restaurant and I expect he will put a negative review on trip advisor. The kicker of it all is that Open Table sent me a note about my not honoring my reservation at Mr. Chows. Geez. We then went to the Neon Museum for their tour. We really had a great time here. Our guide really knew his stuff and seemed to really enjoy his job. After the tour I went back to MSS and called it a night. Monday 3/14 I slept in a bit and then packed everything up. Had about an hour to gamble before checkout so played a bit of VP where I did not do well. Chatted with a host who picked up my whopping $14 room charge for my salad. Checked out and then met B at Lotus of Siam (figure I would show B a better option that Mr Chows) which was sooooo great. We shared coconut soup, grilled shrimp, drunken noodles and coconut ice cream. The meal was a hit. I then went to the Mirage to pick up the MyVegas tickets I have to Love and to see if I can purchase one for B (I had booked it before I knew he would meet me) so managed to get us 2 seats together, but had to move up a bit higher. I also got an entry to Siegfried and Roy’s secret garden and when I got it online I had to pick a day and time I would use it, but doesn’t matter. So picked up that ticket too and will use another day. Then I checked in to Cosmo and wow did I get lucky. Got upgraded to a wraparound suite. Glad I did MSS first! Played a little VP where it wasn’t great and I need to find out what happened to the 100 play that had been in the high limit room. It is all table games in there now. I’m hopeful the machines I like to play around now in the new high limit rooms on the second floor, but I haven’t looked yet. B was supposed to meet me at the Chandelier bar, but when I got there I got a text from him telling me he was running a bit late. I saw a Buffalo Gold Machine so thought I would give it a shot. Put $100 in and played $300/spin. Hit the bonus after about $25 and spin got me the minor for about $11 and another spin and then got the 3x pay on the minor. My second spin got me 15 free games. In the middle of the games B texted me and told me he was at Cosmo so while my free spins were happening I was trying to tell him where I was at and watch for him so I don’t really know what happened on the machine. Once it ended though I had $250 so that was a pretty good few minutes. Cashed out and we grabbed a cab to Mirage. Got long hauled and it really pissed me off. I hate taking cabs in Vegas. Saw Love and really enjoyed the show. We then walked back to Cosmo where we had 9pm dinner reservations at Jaleo. This was another amazing meal. We had a bunch of different hams, cheese, shrimp, bacon wrapped dates, and mushrooms. Too full for dessert. Today was a good food day. Walked B to valet and said goodbye and wished him safe travels back to Palm Springs. I then played a Sons of Anarchy slot while waiting to get a Cosmo. Hit a bonus where I won $150 so I cashed it out and took my drink to my room to enjoy it on the balcony. Really want to enjoy this Cosmo room. I don’t have big plans for Tuesday and not meeting anyone so probably just have a big gambling day at Cosmo and just enjoy some downtime before other start arriving for MM.