I live in Alaska and I am planning my first trip to Las Vegas. I have been working in the Aleutian Islands for the last 6 months 12+ hours a day 7 days a week no time off. Every expense covered and i have almost no bills back home. I got 2 more months to go. I will be ready to have some serious fun. Data: I will be meeting an old HS buddy of mine there. I will have a nice bankroll. I think I want something central on The Strip. But will probably take a cab or limo around. I wont feel like walking. Even though I will have much cash I do not think I want to spend to much on the room. I am use to living in sparse conditions. I don't even have running water in my cabin at home. I would like to preserve the bank roll for party and whatnot. MGM seems kinda good. I will be going the nights of Dec 20-22 or 23. I am 40 but I live like a 20 something. Single room 2 beds I prefer Rock and metal. I can get down with House, dubstep, and Hip-hip. I like Roulette, craps and light Slots. Questions: Will it be super slow that time. Like boring slow? The rates seem so low. How do I get the best rate? They seem to guarantee their rates. How does that work? Should I go ahead and just book and continue to search out lower rates. Do you suggest another Hotel Casino? It is possible that Dec. 21, 2012 will be a super blast in Vegas? I have not seem much todo about that date in Vegas. New Years happens every year. The end of the world only happens every decade or so. I kinda want VIP Bottle service somewhere. But the overcrowded hip-hip clubs are not completely my style. I will do it and have fun but is there a place for more Rock and Rock Star service. OK that is enough for now. Thanks for any help guiding the rural Alaskan around.