We flew into LV on Allegiant on Friday AM. As usual the flight was cheap and uneventful, just the way I like it. After dropping off a co-worker, who was travelling to see a "friend", at MGM, my Buddy K and I proceeded to NYNY, where we had 3 free nights $75 in freeplay. (Thru my brilliant gaming skills I managed to turn that freeplay into $20). We arrived at 10 and our room was not ready and were told to check back between 1 and 3 to get our Room #. After placing a couple of wagers at the Sportsbook (god I love those Drake Bulldogs), we headed to Bellagio for the buffet, which is a favorite of my buddy. I have to admit that I was less than impressed with the Chinese New Year display in the Conservatory. I was also unimpressed when the cashier told me we could not charge the meals to the room because we did not have a room #. However, after a little prodding she was able to look up my name and discover the room to which we were assigned and charge the meal to the room. Since those charges were later comped it became the first win of the trip. As usual the buffet was outstanding. I was especially fond of the sushi and the antipasto. As is our usual practice, my buddy, who is thin as a rail, continued to eat long after I was finished which allowed me to find my favorite Jackpot Party game and make my first significant win of the trip. We proceeded down the strip with our coworker in tow, because she was not meeting her "friend" until that night. We went to the Casino Royale because she wanted to learn to play craps. The craps tables were full and my buddy and our coworker proceed to make some money playing VP, including getting the $25 bonus for 4 of a kind given for new card holders. I, on the other hand, won nothing. After a quick stop at the Mirage so I could buy a LOVE souvenir for my Beatles obsessed 15 year old daughter, we headed back to NYNY to check into our room. Kudos to the Bell Desk at the hotel. I swear the bellman was there with our luggage before I could hang up the phone. There is nothing worse than being stuck in your room in Vegas waiting for luggage to be brought up. Our coworker left us to get ready to see Stomp with her "friend" and we proceeded on a 6 hour nonstop gambling session. My luck was up and down playing a variety of games including craps, blackjack and slots. I did have one memorable craps session where I was down almost all of my $400 buy in and rallied to to cash out a purple and 2 black chips. It ended only when the dufus standing next to me loudly pointed out to his buddy that I had all the numbers covered with come bets. The only surer way to bring out a 7 is to knock over a large stack of chips with the dice. As I was getting blurry eyed from the slots my buddy and I decided it was time for some adult entertainment. While we have visited a number of fine LV establishments on prior trips, this was our visit to Olympic Gardens. I have to say it is my new favorite. It was not overly crowded on a Friday night so you could actually get a seat. The workers were not overly agressive, but were quite friendly and engaging when asked to do so. In fact, one young lady offered a service that I am quite sure was not legal, even in Las Vegas. I passed, so I will never be sure if it was a bona fide offer. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all. Upon our return to NYNY, I played a little more Jackpot Party and proceed to sleep, as I realized with the time difference I had been up for more than 24 hours. To be continued.