Well I’ll make a go at my first trip report. Unfortunately I’m not big on pictures and let’s face it, I don’t need evidence on a boys trip. So here’s the background. This was our yearly boys trip… the numbers have dwindled down to 2 of us this year due to weddings and a soon to be father. We are in our early 30’s. Flight in. Got to the airport early….3 beers down before boarding. Flight was supposed to be full but we managed to have an empty seat between us… Score #1. Flight was uneventful… except for the wonderful wench sitting behind me hacking up a lung without covering her mouth…….. 2 scotch on the rocks on the flight to denver (gotta kill the germs from that lady… too bad it didn’t work as I was sick all trip). Anyways Flew Southwest to Denver for what was supposed to be a 90 minute layover. Pound 3 Milk stouts (which were awesome…Left Hand brewery maybe? Tasted like Guinness but creamier, a bit of a chocolate taste and less bitter)… Head over to our gate…. and find out we will be waiting another 2 hours. No biggie…. we hit a different bar and make a new friend…. 2 maybe 3 more Sam Octoberfest and its time to roll. Another Scotch on the rocks on Denver to LAS flight. So we get to the airport and meet Miguel from Presidential Limo--- Great guy… he took care of us. We were only supposed to have a sedan but ended up with a limo…. Score # 2!!!! So we offer our new friend from the flight a ride on our way downtown. Officially the start of Day 1 (Thursday) Check in at Golden Nugget. This was the first time I contacted a host so I wasn’t expecting much. He said he was gonna hook me up with a room in the Gold tower and comp me the first night based on previous play. To my surprise he was able to get us 2 queen beds in the Rush Tower. Score # 3… little did I know this was gonna be my last win for the entire trip. Hit the sports book… put in bets for Denver vs Baltimore…. Then hit the pool for an hour or so. Golden Nugget pool is very nice but you need to get there early to get a chair. Started getting hungry plus we needed to find somewhere to watch the game so we head over to Chicago brewing at the 4queens. I had the deep dish pizza (very good crust, fresh sauce… highly recommend it), My buddy had the burger which he said was dry and tasteless. We each also had 4 glenlivet on the rocks. We were playing video poker while eating and watching the game, so I figured these would be comped… nope $12 each…. What the #$#!... seriously? They only comp Dewers or Chivas. Lesson learned. But it wasn’t all that bad. Turns out if we go to the players club before 10pm they match our restaurant receipts in slot play up to $50. So we each got $50 in slot play… which I turned into exactly $0, but my buddy turned into $50 cash. We next hit the BJ tables since we also got a 1st card ace and $10 matchplay for signing up for players cards. Walk away from the table even. What to do next…… back to GN for 2-4 limit poker….. how much can I lose here… few more scotch on the rocks and down another $160. What the hell… unreal. Everytime I had a decent hand I could not complete it. Well at least I didn’t have to pay for the scotch this time….lol. Well after a couple hours I had enough of playing holdem. I leave the table and play Let it Ride for about an hour, walk away even money and up a few more Glenlivet. Slots and a few more drinks… then I head up to the room. Try to wake up my buddy since its 3am and its breakfast time. Well my buddy who was already in bed did not agree. Here’s where the rest of day 1 gets hazy and somehow merges into day 2. I decide to go grab another $500 out of my bankroll since I need breakfast….. and how better to curb my appetite than to gamble and drink more. I decide to play almost every game they offer in the casino and drink scotch at each game. Play a little let it ride, 3 card poker, slots, video poker, pai gow…. Down to $200 so back to 3Card poker…. And I hit 3 of a kind for $450. Move over to the craps table and broke even. Here is where I should have walked away, but instead I hit the roulette table… played the 17/20 split and within a couple spins 20…. Yes!!!! Thank you Natedog….lol. Try to continue my hotstreak until I get felted. Ok no big deal….. I’ve only been up and drinking for 28 hours. Whats another hour. Manage to drop all my money in $5 slots and $1 video poker. Idiot! Time to go to bed and cry myself to sleep.