So I've been debating internally a lot lately and after some introspection I have decided that in no way, shape, or form do I want to cut back or in any way control my drinking and gambling in Vegas. There can be no envelope system. I'm getting sick of my "modified" envelope system of making deposits at the bank if I get ahead of budget throughout the trip. All I really want to do in show up with my bankroll and go crazy as if it is my only night in Vegas. So I believe I may have devised a strategy that will allow me to really go for it. #1 I will have to reduce the # of trips to Vegas. I want to increase quality and I'm willing to give up quantity to do it. The winter trips without the pool are blah for me anyway. So my plan is to cut back to one 4-night trip every May. #2 I will front load my budget so basically all the 4-days money is in the first 2 days budgets. I want to put in a $8,000 budget, I'll allocate $4,000 to Thurs and $4,000 to Friday. #3 Now here is the kicker. Ahead of time I'll buy SWA (fully re-usable) flights home for each of the final 3 days. I'll have a flight for Sat AM in case I blow my whole $8,000 on Thurs/Fri. I'll have a flight for Sun AM in case I only have enough left for Sat. And I'll have a flight for Mon AM in case I make it through all 4 nights. I like this system as I don't have to pace myself. Also if I nail some big win (like a $60,000 royal on triple play 5x lol) I can fly home early if I feel its necessary. I am calling this my GO BIG or GO HOME system.