I just returned from my 23rd Las Vegas trip yesterday, hadn't been there for 2 years. Mandalay Bay has rebranded THEhotel as "Delano". I remember when they first built the tower, it had the Mandalay Bay logo on it and was simply a second room tower. A shopping center is being built in front of Bally's. The color changing neon rings are gone. Aria has a big sign right on the strip instead of hiding way back there in CityCenter. Bill's is now Cromwell and Imperial Palace is The LINQ. That whole block between Flamingo Rd. and Harrah's has been renovated and made to feel more upscale than it was. There's a new place, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Casino, next to Flamingo. The "High Roller" is a giant ferris wheel behind The Linq. It changes colors at night like the neon rings at Bally's used to. Leading up to the High Roller is a row of shops and restaurants. There's a place serving a Fuku burger in there. The Westward Ho and Frontier lots are still empty. The Stardust lot, which was going to be Echelon Place, is now going to be Resorts World; but it's still barely begun construction. Fontainebleau is still not open. The Sahara is now the SLS. A convenience store inside Harrah's was selling 25 ounce cans of Foster's Lager for $7 while the Walgreens a few blocks north was selling them for $2.99. Beers at Slots a Fun are 2 for $5. Video poker machines are almost gone. Silly slot machines based on movies and TV shows are the newest fad.