Players: me (k) and my husband (M), BIL and his wife, (B&L) and another couple (G&D) We play mostly Treasure Chest (TC) â€“ for those who donâ€™t know itâ€™s a VP game at Boyd casinos and DB or DDB. Thursday 4/16 â€“ Woke up at 5:30 am, got the kiddies off to daycare, swung by to pick up B&L and off to CVG airport we went. Checked in, got a coffee and muffin at Starbucks and ready to board the plane. Movie was Frost/Nixon. (snooze fest) Arrived at LAS and off the Alamo counter to pick up our steal of a rental (4 days â€“ Premium - $64) couldnâ€™t do kiosk check in for some reason, so we had to wait in the terribly long lineâ€¦finally got thru, got a Maxima and off to In N Out Burger, (by UNLV ) None of us had been there before. Me and Hubby both got burgers, animal style and animal style fries and shakes (vanilla for me, strawberry for him) It was good, BUT my only gripe was our fries were 3.19 ???? the burgers were only 2.99 with no extra charge for animal style. I expected an extra charge for animal style, just not 3.19â€¦so in the future, would not get the fries animal style (even though they were delicious). Once we were done with that, we went to Vons for beer and water. Now this premium car was PACKED full. The 4 of us, 2 suitcases, 2 golf bags, 2 carry ons , 2 cases a beer, water, etcâ€¦.L had the golf clubs between her legs in the front seat. A suitcase was between me and my husband. I had a case of beer on my lap, along with waterâ€¦it wasnâ€™t an enjoyable ride, to say the least! I think we got to MSS around noon ishâ€¦.Went to check in, we were trying to get 2 rooms together and the other check in lady swiped our room and gave it to B&L so we had no roomâ€¦No biggie, we dropped out bags in B&Lâ€™s room and off to the casino we wentâ€¦.with our new Bconnected cardsâ€¦ My husband and I are BIG VP players (quarter level)â€¦We started at Treasure Chest, the progressive was around somewhere between 11-1200..My husband and I have little side bets for all of VP play (1st 4 OAK, 1st 2, 3,4â€™s, 1st Aces, etc) Yes, we are dorks, but it makes it fun. We have a bet that whoever gets the first 4 OAK has to stand until one of us hits another oneâ€¦Now seasoned VP players know this could be hours! Well, hubby hit the first on TC so time for me to stand. Luckily, I hit my first one 5 minutes later!!! I was not doing well, couldnâ€™t hit much. We moved to some Game King machines and played 10/7 DBâ€¦M wasnâ€™t doing much so he said, Iâ€™m switching to DDB, heâ€™s dealt 2-Aces, throws the rest and up pop 2 more Aces and a 4 â€“ Score - $500. We also have a â€œdealâ€ anything over $500, the other gets 10% - yeah, $50 for me! But the bet we had was the other had to chug the brewmasterâ€™s special â€“ something that is 12 or 13% alcohol content â€“ more to come on that. We went to Triple 7, I got the nachos and M got the Filet sandwich. Delicious as usual! Even with my extra $50, I quickly ran through my bank rollâ€¦.went to bed at 8pm with a total of 3 â€“ 4oaks. A pretty poor start for me, but M was doing well. I went to bed before I even saw G&Dâ€¦but the arrived somewhere after I hit the hay (yes, Iâ€™m a loser) Friday â€“ 4/17 â€“ 10 yr anniversary! Train woke me up at 6am, laid in bed til 7 pondering if I should start gambling and if it would be as horrible as the day beforeâ€¦Get out of bed and go downstairs by 8â€¦yep, just as bad. Lose $100 in a little over an hourâ€¦I was starting to bumâ€¦.i resorted to playing some penny VP (I was hitting rock bottom!) M came downstairs and we went to the MSS buffet for breakfast with B, G&D, not sure where L was â€¦.After breakfast, the guys hit the links and the girls headed to the stripâ€¦We just walked around, got a quick bite at Oâ€™sheaâ€™s food court. Caught the Big Elvis show at 3 and the Bellagio fountains at 4:30. then headed back to MSSâ€¦ We had dinner ressies at 2nd st Grille at Fremont at 8pm. I think I went back to the room and laid down. M came in from golfing and wanted to gamble a bit. I decided to get ready for dinner. MSS had given us a $100 comp to use at 2nd St. We each got a glass of wine, we started with the crab cakes (14.95 for 2, good but wayyyyyy overpriced) and we both opted for the 29.99 filet and crab legs special (not on the menu) comes with a salad, 6 oz filet, several crab legs, mashed potatoes and a scoop of ice cream for dessert. We both decided the filet was bigger than 6 oz and the crab legs were awesome, they were cut length wise so no cracking needed and they brought drawn butter over some candle thingy. Potatoes were so-soâ€¦.but even though it was comp, Iâ€™d pay 29.99 for this meal. I think our bill came to 103 somethingâ€¦(m got a 2nd glass of wine) Now it was time to gamble! I held my own the rest of the night and 5TC 4oaks (4 for 140 and 1 for 180) and 1 SF and broke even for the evening (but was still down $100 for earlier) but I was OK with that. Hubby got 1 SF and 5 TC 4oaks (all 140) Now the highlight of the evening was me â€œmaking goodâ€ on my bet, since husband got the 4Aces w/Kicker. Asked the waitress what the 12% brewmaster was and she said â€œheiferzeisenâ€ and I said, ok bring me that. I chugged it. I was impressed with myself, it was nasty (more to come on that later) Saturday â€“ 4/18 â€“ a good day Saturday was a total gambling dayâ€¦.Got up, had some baileys and coffee, B&L and D&G went to eat lunch, we decided to stay and playâ€¦we finally decided to eat lunch around 1-ishâ€¦ I found out the Heiferzeisen was not the 12% beer, but the barley wine wasâ€¦gag, I didnâ€™t make good on my bet, so another chug was in my futureâ€¦ Ate lunch, came back to TC and B&L and D&G had 4 of the 5 spots on one side of TC and the other 5 were taken. Me, being the gracious wife that I was, said to M, take the spot, I need a drink anyway, Iâ€™m going to sit up at the barâ€¦.Well after about 20-25 minutes, D comes up to me at the bar and says â€œM needs you, I think heâ€™s out of moneyâ€ I knew darn well he wasnâ€™t out of moneyâ€¦By now, the TC progressive hadnâ€™t been hit since we arrived and it was over $1400. I was hopingâ€¦as I walked from the bar, I could see the progressive sign and that it had reset to 1000, by now, Iâ€™m half running and what do you know, I get there and thereâ€™s M standing there with a jackpot sign stuck in his machine with a huge smile on his faceâ€¦.he held the K, 10 of heartsâ€¦. â€“ he hit it for 1425.15 !!!!! Now I stated previously we make these side bets, so for a royal, it was the other person had to eat Sushi at 777 (we are not sushi fans). Well M decided to get really specific â€“ if it was a spades royal, you had to eat Squid, diamonds was eel, etcâ€¦Well, for hearts, you got a pass â€“ you had to eat Shrimp cocktail!!!!! Yeah for me!!! No Sushi!!! We both started laughing when we realized it was hearts! M was shaking when they came up with the w-2G. His first w-2G, still waiting on mine!. Had dinner at 777, we both had shrimp cocktail and I had the prime rib and I canâ€™t remember what M had, but Iâ€™m sure it was good. Over all, Saturday was a great gambling day. M got 11 4oaks, 1 being 4 aces with the kicker, again, plus the royal of course. And I got 18 -4 oaks (1 being 4 aces, no kicker) and 1 SF. Since I got the 4 aces, no kicker, he had to run up the flight of stairs at the MSS. We thought this was going to be an issue, b/c we couldnâ€™t find stairs on the ground floor. We asked the front desk and they said, it is an outside entrance and you would need security to let you inâ€¦so, he took the elevator to the 3rd floor and ran from there (we were on floor 15) We also got some 2, 3, 4â€™s but nothing with the kickerâ€¦. we were up past 3 that nightâ€¦doing shots at the Boar bar â€“ they recommended a â€œchocolate cakeâ€ shot â€“ YUMMY! We also played some BJ on Saturdayâ€¦I won $30 and M won over $200. It was a good run, we were at a $5 table and Mâ€™s highest bet was $35 and I actually made it up to $20 (rarely go above $10, unless Iâ€™m doing well) Like I said, Saturday was GREAT! Oh yeah, and I did the barley wine chug as well as a Jaeger bomb chug to satisfy all of my bets. We did go down to Fremont and caught the â€œAmerican pieâ€ light showâ€¦really enjoyed it..but that was the only one we saw, wanted to see Kiss and Queenâ€¦next time! Sunday, April 19 â€“ last full day in Vegas. Woke up, M and I went to the boar bar for baileyâ€™s and coffee. Didnâ€™t do much. Guys hit the links again and the girls hit Fremont in search of souvenirs for the kids after we had a quick lunch at 777â€¦ Finally found some cute outfitsâ€¦ Came back, watched some TV, went downstairs, played a bit, guys came back, played a bit more, went to 777 and played some moreâ€¦.M got 5 4 oaks and I got 6, most notably was the last oneâ€¦We were at the boar bar, not doing much. M was wiped from golfing..It was about midnight. Playing DDB, when I get dealt 4 aces and a J. Go for the kicker!!!! Sure enough a 4 popped upâ€¦beautiful. I did something and broke my nail in the process, I guess I was clapping or somethingâ€¦It was worth it for $500â€¦.played a bit longer, but nothingâ€¦decided to call it a night. Woke up early Monday, played a little TC, as it was up past 1200 again, we each got a 4 oakâ€¦then sadly, it was time to go. Random thoughts: We left with more than we came with. Our rooms were comped up front, all of our food charges were taken care of as well. One thing I did notice was the points earned on VPâ€¦In past trips, we would earn between $45-50 in cash backâ€¦(45000 points) this trip we earned 21000. All of the VP machines had stickers saying that this machine only earns 1 point per $3 played. So they cut back A LOT! Does anyone know, did they do this, when it switched to B connected? So we only got $21 back in cashâ€¦Not sure how that will affect future comps. We decided to play on 1 card this time and see if the offers increase, but with this new way, Iâ€™m not sure what will happen. 777 is awesome! We love their food. We love eating there. No movie on way home â€“ that stinks! Flight was ok, landing not so great! Looking forward to our next trip!