*Mods: If you need to move this until Tuesday 6/14, that's fine, just please move it back* - New member here planning to give a live TR a shot, so please bear with me if there are any issues posting via Tapatalk. - This trip will be my 4th straight trip to downtown during the summer (8th trip overall). Each summer, my wife and I and various family members on my wife's side of the family spend a few days in downtown. Over the years, the group has evolved to include family friends as well. This year's group will consist of about 15 people. - For the summer trips, we always book our stay at the Golden Nugget since we typically will all pitch in one of the days to rent a couple of the cabanas in the pool area. With the limited number of days that would work for a large group of people, we did have to settle on higher than average room rates at the tail end of this trip. The flight cost ended up being the lowest we've ever paid for a midweek morning flight to Vegas, about $80 per person round trip from DFW with a checked bag each way, so that helped absorb some of the higher room rate costs. - The amount and variety of gambling within our group is all over the map. Since I like to spend the majority of my time gambling, that will be the TR's main focus. I'm almost exclusively a $0.25 level and lower video poker player, but will occasionally play blackjack or craps if I feel like I need a change of pace. This trip, I'll likely be sticking with JOB, NSUD and BP, so there will be a lot of time spent gambling at Four Queens and the Boyd properties. Since I do play at a lower level and typically spend 12+ hours each day gambling, I do always split the trip bankroll by day and session. If I have a rough stretch during a session, I move down in denomination once I reach a certain level. For example, if I start out with 1000 credits at the $0.25 denom, I will switch down to the $0.10 denom once I reach $100 remaining on the machine (ie, 1000 credits at the $0.10 denom). I'll repeat the same process from $0.10 to $0.05 denom if need be, but of course, my hope is to be able to play at the $0.25 denom the whole trip (wish me luck!). - Here's a few other plans our group has for the trip: Dinner at Hugo's Cellar at Four Queens (first time eating here) Meal at Therapy downtown (also, first time eating here) Grab a drink at Laundry Room, located inside Commonwealth bar (highly recommended if you like a 'speakeasy' type of bar and custom made 'vintage' cocktails) Partial pool day at the Golden Nugget. Cabana rental is charged by the day (roughly 10 AM - 6 PM), so our group can come and go as they please. Feel free to follow along!