This is my first trip report. I hope I don't skip over much but it was another memorable Vegas trip....for all the wrong reasons. Hotel Stayed at Delano in a "panoramic suite." Comped for 3 nights, with an extra night booked over the phone for $125 (taxes and resort fee in). Never been this disappointed in a hotel room, until now. The only panoramic view, was that of a roof and a dirty view of Luxor. They even put us on the 9th floor. What a view!!!! They had their "Grand Opening" party while we were there. It wasn't really a party for hotel guests as it was a media party. Hotel guests were free to join in after 11 pm. I didn't realize that the media were the ones that booked the rooms. The room was decent. The beds were comfortable. It is much brighter in the hotel since the renovations. The pillows were brutal. It was like sleeping on bags of cement. Luckily they changed the pillows on the 17th. Food We like to eat well while on vacation. This included $600 resort credit, $100 myvegas credit and 3 buffets. Mandalay Bay buffet. I have been to all of the main MGM buffets. This is the best of the bunch for us. After flying in, our taste buds are usually out of sync. MB has great variety. The wife gets her choice. I get mine. It works out well. The food was very fresh. There was a large convention going on, so it was quite busy. This is the best time for any buffet. They constantly have to replenish the dishes. I had a salad and some snow crab. The salad was fresh. The crab was fresh. MB breakfast buffet. Once again, everything was fresh due to the large convention. Great start to the day. IL Fornaio at NYNY, for dinner. After dining disasters on our previous trip. It was time for a new list of restaurants. I scoured menu after menu (online). This menu was appealing. It offered a wide array of options at a reasonable price. We love good food. If you are looking for a nice place to eat. This is it. I had the seafood linguine. The pasta was fresh. The seafood was fresh. The sauce was just right. It is a decent size portion. My wife's meal was just as good. She had a chicken course that was very tasty. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer. For $80 plus tip, you can't go wrong. MB breakfast buffet. Again. It's breakfast. How do you screw up breakfast. Andres at Monte Carlo. The only reason that I would step foot at MC, is the food. Andres was a last second replacement for Double Barrel. What a great substitution. My wife had the lobster bisque as a starter and a steak entree that she devoured. I had a salad starter and the lobster entree. It was a meal that sent us into a "food coma." After eating such a great meal, we didn't feel like walking for an hour. The bill came out to $180 plus tip. Once again, worth every penny. This place is great for an escape from all the hustle and bustle in Vegas. We skipped breakfast on Friday. This night was reserved for Craftsteak at MGM. After many recommendations from the board, this was the last dinner on the trip. For starters, we ordered scallops and a salad. For the main course, the wife had the short ribs and I ordered the ribeye. As sides we ordered the risotto and eggplant. Another great Vegas meal. The damage this time was around $200 plus tip. Dellas at Delano for breakfast. With a large credit still available. We decided to waste a portion here. We both had the steak and eggs for breakfast with a couple of orange juices. The meal was average at best. Our bill was almost $85 plus tip. The meal was the least desirable of all the meals that we had during our trip. Don't get me wrong but it isn't worth $85. It's breakfast!!!! As a side note. All of the meals were very good. We don't drink alcohol, our bill totals can be a little distorted relative to most visitors. Of all the restaurants, IL Fornaio was the most pleasantly surprising. We will definitely go back there. Gambling This was the weirdest gambling trip that I have ever experienced. I think it's what most people on the board call a "TILT." We brought $3k with us in cash. Our intention was to ease into gambling. Boy did that go wrong. Within 3 hours of gambling, we were down almost $2k. I am primarily a craps player. The wife likes her penny slots. Neither one could make the money last. I left the craps table to play slots. I hate slots. I had $300 left and went to a penny slot. I put in $100. I was down to the last $8 bucks and I had a spin. It landed on 200k pennies. I had no idea what happened. At first I thought it was $200 bucks but it said to see attendant. Then it dawned on me...$2k. We were back in business. After getting back $1400. We were only a few hundred from where we started. We lost another $1500 before we called it a night. We started chasing.... I played more slots than I had ever played before. Withdrawal after withdrawal. I chased the whole trip. By the time the trip was done. The damage was over $8k. The part that gets me, is that I only went up 80k tier points. The least amount of tier credits that we have ever had during one trip. General notes Upon checkout, I asked if they would comp the resort fees for the room. The clerk called up the office and they said that there were no comps available. Only my express comps. We used those comps to pay for the room. I was under the assumption that resort fees are waived for platinum and above. The clerk said no. As said in other posts, once you reach platinum. There aren't any other benefits at MLife. Next time, we will play out the rest at Cosmo and see what we can do there. We won't be back at Delano. It's refreshed but the view left us with a bad taste. The fact that they weren't accommodating enough to offer us something better, left a bitter taste. I hope you enjoyed our report.