Pre Trip Thoughts. I have been waiting for a fly to Vegas for free offer from CET. I have gotten offers for Atlantic City and Biloxi and Tunica in the past. I still have yet to see one for Vegas, but I got an offer that is better. My last trip was to Planet Hollywood and I hit Platinum while I was there, and was able to get some good coin in. Planet Hollywood finally gave me a good offer of $500 free play for each month of June July and August. I decided to do it since that is more than my flight costs. My game plan is to take $800 in addition to the $500 for a $650 a day bank roll. I play slots and Video Poker and I am prepared to lose the whole thing, as long as I get a lot of play and have fun that is OK. Hitting a royal or a good jackpot would be welcomed, but I have learned to not expect that, otherwise you chase money or have a bad outlook if you bust. I am going to play primarily at Planet Hollywood. Cosmo is still running the $100 loss match, I will run over there and sign up and play. My dining is going to be mainly Earl of Sandwich, Spice Market Buffet and I want to check out Lobster Me. I am driving to Atlanta airport for a flight that leaves at 10:10AM. That means I will be hitting Atlanta during rush hour traffic. It is a 2 and a half hour drive under normal circumstances. I am adding an hour for traffic, and an hour for getting through the airport. I am an insomniac that gets off work at 11:15PM. I will probably leave at 4 am to give me plenty of time to get there and avoid the heaviest traffic. It is a 2 night trip so I'm just bringing a backpack with two changes of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, cologne, phone, headphones, charger, advil. I'm going to get off the plane, and take a shuttle or a cab, I'm currently undecided. Check in, drop backpack off, and eat lunch at Spice Market Buffet using $5 off coupon. Afterwards I am going to see what happens with my $500 free play. I debated playing higher limits than I normally play with the free play, but I have decided to stick with my normal slots and VP. The advantages of going high limit is a chance to hit a bigger payout than you would normally see, and normally pay tables or payouts are better in the high limit rooms. The downside is $500 is not much and can disappear in minutes and you don't have many betting units to work with. On the other hand, staying at my normal level of $2 to $3 max bet slots or .25/.50 cent poker I can get good play and enough betting units to see some bonus rounds or some good hands. I plan on hit and run strategy and not playing out to zero. I am going to cycle 100 through and set that aside for the Cosmo promo. If things head south and I get down to that last $100 I will head across the street. Until then I'm going to play like a degenerate. If I hit something significant (W2 territory) I will cash it, take it to the safe and then take that other hundred over to Cosmo to break things up a little. Cosmo will either be hit or miss. If I double up I leave. If I lose the 100 I will just cycle the 100 from Cosmo through and leave with as much of that as possible. I am leaving the 14th, on the 13th I'm going to put in a healthy session of 4 to 6 hours if my payroll stays healthy and cut it off before forced to bet lower to protect PHO comp stats. I will then go to Paris and put in time there.