We had been going to Elgin Riverboats quite often this year when I hit it big - $100,000 on a $5.00 slot. So what do you do but head to Vegas Baby! That's what my husband I did this last week-end. Stayed at the MGM Arrived in Vegas Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. - went straight to the MGM- upgraded from Emerald Tower to Main Tower. Didn't see much of the room but we did have a great view of the mountains and strip. Room not ready till noon so we immediately started gambling but not until we got a players card. I hit $300 on a $1.00 machine right away but my husband had no luck with video poker. Got into the room by 1:00 unpacked and back to the casino. We had earned enough points by 3:00 to get free buffet and tickets to FX (we were dumb and turned down the FX tickets - didn't want to take time away from the Casino). I got a headache and went to take a nap. As I got up at 10:00 that night I met my husband in the hallway -we exchanged places. I played slots till 3:00 in the morning - they were at 50% occupancy so had my pick of the machines and had 2 employees hanging out with me all night. I hit a $900 jackpot after I had put in quite a bit. Friday we played again at the MGM the were now at 100% occupancy - I asked if we could have any comps. They gave us $180 in cash. Again my husband was losing. We took a nap in the afternoon and I played till 3:00 in the morning again. Lost everything I had won and then some. Saturday we finally left the hotel and went to Tropicanna - not impressed, NYNY - won $600 there, Excalibur and then down the strip to see the waters at Bellagio - magnificent site!!! Took the tram from Ballys back to MGM. Met my brother and his fiance Sat afternoon and went to Rio - enjoyed the show in the air. Back to Bellagio - another fantastic show and song. Ate at Bally's Big Kitchen - not bad. Stopped at the Venetion - husband finally won a little at black jack. Stopped at Ceasars - Treasure Island - tried to see Pirate Show but was packed and couldn't see a thing. Got back to the hotel around 11:00 - took a nap till 3:00 but had to get up as this was our last night. Went down and played till 7:00 - stopped at the players club to see where we stood. They picked up all our food - gave us $60.00 for breakfast (I invited my brother and fiance over as we could never eat $60.00 for breakfast) plus they gave us another $89.00 cash - think we played enough?? After breakfast we checked out and off again to the slots for my last chance. I hit a $1350 jackpot - got another W-2 that I have to claim. By noon I was gambled out - waited in the lobby for my husband to meet me at 1:00. Went to the airport and both my husband and I won $100 on different machines!! Had a wonderfull time and will go back. But next time we will see the pool and a show or two. And not feel that we have to gamble at every casino we go in!!! We were just bit too much by the gambling bug for first timer - we lost a couple thousand but I had won it to begin with so it's okay!!! We're planning on going back in February!