My seventh Vegas trip will be mid-July with Mrs. LV. My eighth takes place in September with a friend of mine. This will be his first trip. He's heard me tell the tales of my previous adventures and it has piqued his interest. He's digging the many options that exist in Vegas. I enjoy those choices, but I mainly go to gamble. There are at least two problems that have come to light thus far: 1. Other guys on the guy trip have bailed. This is a problem because I really looked forward to hitting the craps and roulette tables with some of them. 2. The guy I'm left with, while we're close and I think the world of him, he has committed a whopping $50 as his bankroll for the 5 days we're there. While I won't attempt to persuade him to gamble, I refuse to allow any sideways looks and snarky comments to dissuade me form my appointed rounds at the tables, etc. My plan is early morning/late night. I guess they're both the same when you think about it. We're staying at MGM and will most likely see Carrot Top at some point and a cirque show. Suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance.