This was trip number 6. Stayed at the Circus for the first time. Overall not a bad place. Check in very smooth and friendly (Susan). Room in the Skyview Tower, 23rd floor, very clean and functional. Generally concour with others in that slots continue to be very tight, especially at the bigger glitz places. Gold Coast and Orleans were much better. The breakfast at the Ho is decent for the price, nice people good service. Circus breakfast buffet ok but avoid pancakes, seemed to be hard. Not bad for the volume of people they feed. Still like Flamingo for dinner. Gold Coast and Orleans buffets offer good value for the money. Downtown just seems different to us. There was an odor of sewage throughout the area. Slots again seemed tight. Wife had 10x 10x winner at O'Sheas, which was decent. Had a few decent dollar wins at the circus and Gold Coast. Orleans and Gold Coast seem Video Poker intensive. Best meal at the Redwood in the California. Very nice staff, excellent food and nice room. Rolled up 600 plus points at the Circus and receievd 17 cash back and 9 food comp. Thought this was tight compared to other trips. I did poorly at race books which put trip in the minus column. Mandalay Bay and Stardust now give drink tickets for comps at the race books. No bet, no drinks. Strip bus 301 continues very erratic, had one wait in excess of 40 minutes. Flew Delta from Philadelphia with the mandatory Atlanta change of plane , no problem. Just trying to give a brief overview, feel free to e-mail questions to PPtraderal@yahoo. Enjoy the board and all the tips offered. Time to start palnning number seven. May the horse be with you.