Yes I won, I won I won the money! And so did my wife. I finally convinced her to accept small victories and walk while she's ahead. That's a tough one, but it paid off. Even before we left for Vegas I said " Honey, what bugs me the most is the fact that you win a nice jackpot, but then put it all back in. Then I have to hear you complain about it later, like it was my fault that I even took you to Las Vegas instead of Tahiti". So this time I said if you're going to do that again I don't even want to go with you. Do you want to go or not? Yes! So, promise me you'll set a loss limit and win goal and stick to it. Just follow my lead. Well, she did! It was like pulling teeth a few times but the outcome was that we both came home with more money than we went with, and had a free trip. About even after hotel and food, drinks, the whole enchilada. She hit several nice jackpots on Video Poker, and Wheel of Fortune, and her favorite reel slot machine "Double Diamond Deluxe". It was like watching her go through withdrawals to actually walk away, she always plays one more hand after the jackpot. She thinks it's bad luck to leave the jackpot on the screen. Don't ask me. I got a tip from my favorite bartender on a hot bank of dollar slots, and hit for $160 on a dollar slot. I only put in ten bucks. Then, I stopped playing that machine. How often do I think it's gonna hit? I also had quite a few winning sessions on Video Poker, playing Double Double Bonus and Jacks or Better, (9/6 of course) and cashed out, not to mention numerous free beers. Yeah I stuck to beer only and stayed close to sober. I'm sure that helped as well. I'll tell ya it's a nice feeling to win. So what's my point? The house edge in Las Vegas runs from around 5% on slots, less on Video Poker if you know perfect basic strategy, and the hills and valleys come and go. Most players lose most or all of their money because they don't have a strategy. Sure the house always gets it's edge but it doesn't have to be your entire bankroll. I thought I heard Steve Wynn say on a Travel Channel special "They all put it back in" or something to that effect. Maybe we're on to something? .