Dates: Wednesday, August 3rd (arrival ~10PM) through Sunday, August 7th (departure via the dreaded red eye) Purpose of Trip: Star Trek Convention (50th Anniversary Edition), and massive amounts of gambling, of course Lodging: 2 nights at Monte Carlo, comped with $100 FP and $100 RC 2 nights at Rio for Friday and Saturday (location of the Star Trek Convention) Food: No noteworthy plans, as I’ll be flying solo Gambling: 90% of my time will be spent in front of a video poker machine, 3-5 play STP is my usual game of choice. I’ve been known to go full Clark Griswold mode if/when I go on tilt. 3-5 play quickly becomes 10-50 play. My typical solution when I’ve dug myself a hole? Dig faster. Breaks in VP are usually populated with Let It Ride and/or Blackjack. I intend to gamble heavily at the Gold Coast during the second half of the trip (primary reason to stay at the Rio is proximity to the convention). Report Plans: I’ll attempt to do this live. I’m planning to figure out Tapatalk when I get to the airport shortly, so stay tuned. After the trip, I’ll write up a more “formal,” day-by-day report, for those who don’t care for the format of live TRs. I also tend to track lots of data while playing VP – I know it is of little tangible value, but I love being able to visualize how good or bad I was running with respect to things like premium hands vs. coin in, etc. – I’ll try to share some of that data on the back end of the trip as well. Summary: This will be my 3rd trip to Vegas in 2016, and 15th overall (with all but 2 of those trips happening in the last 36 months). I’ve always been entertained by the vast repository of trip reports on this forum ever since I started lurking around 2011. This will be a fun endeavor for me to attempt to contribute at long last!