Couple of weeks ago was checking up on my MLife account online, and on a whim decided to book the Monte Carlo for my birthday in June. Found reasonable airfare on Evil Spirit and wham, the trip is planned. That is, until I really got to thinking about it. I was just at MC in mid-March, and while I really enjoyed it, I enjoyed the first-night stay at the DTG better. That's when I found an email offer for 1 free night at the D. Reviews were mixed onthe rooms, but I really dig their casino. So cancelled MC and booked the D. Then doubt settles in. Slow elevators, crappy pool (and pools are important to GF, if she ends up going). So yesterday, found a 20% off coupon on my next stay at DTG, and finally decided that I'm probably going to be much happier at DTG. I'm familiar with their rooms and casino , and like the proximity to Fremont without being right on it. So, booked and stoked! June 15-18, possible solo trip, and will probably not even go near the strip! Budgeting about 1k per day on craps, VP and maybe some BJ.