Hello everyone! I have been reading the posts on this page for over a year now and with just over 3 weeks until I visit Las Vegas for my first time I thought I would post my “introduction” …. So on 11th June, 6 of us from Essex, England, UK will be flying out to Las Vegas from Gatwick on Virgin Airways. The trip is for my Stag Do …. Bachelor Party … Hence my user name.. TheStag! We depart from Gatwick at 11:25 BST and 10hrs 45mins later we land in Las Vegas at 14:10 local time. We are staying for 6 nights at MGM Grand in Executive Queen Suites. Apart from one of us we are all Vegas Virgins … and the one who isn’t hasn’t been for over 10 years! We will be heading to Downtown on our first night … dressed in our worse shirts ever … it’s Sh*t Shirt Night! Whoever has the worse shirt wins! The jet lag is going to be tough but it’s all about powering through as Vegas isn’t for sleeping! On the Thursday we are going to explore the strip, plus Brazil v Croatia kicks the World Cup off so we might catch that game whilst having some lunch as kick off is 13.00 local time. In the evening we have a private poker tournament set up for the 6 of us – this is going to be fun! :Þ Then Thursday night four of us are heading to Hakassan for Tiesto. Friday we have a cabana booked at MGM Grand with a min $800 limit – bring on the shrimp and the cocktails! Saturday its England v Italy at 15.00 and then its Norman at Light Sunday I think we are checking out Downtown and might hit the mob museum. Then later on hit a shooting range … I like the sound of Battlefield where I can do a D-Day experience – love WWII history. Then it’s into our suits for “Steak and Suit” Night … with the obligatory photo round the Bellagio fountains “Oceans 11 Stylie” Then on the Monday we have a Helicopter tour over Lake Mead, hoover dam and into the Grand Canyon. Then we depart for the long journey home, taking off at 16.35 landing back in the UK at 10.30 local time the following day. During the trip defiantly want to have a good gamble at the casinos, looking forward to Craps, Blackjack and might even enter a public poker tournament. Can’t wait to eat at some of the great restaurants and drink at some of the amazing bars including; Margharitaville @ Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Guy's Vegas Kitchen @ The Quad, Senor Frogs @ Treasure Island and Chandelier Bar @ The Cosmo to name but a few. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has posted a trip report as not only has it helped me get excited but also helped me “bookmark” certain places that look a “must visit”. 22 days and counting. I can’t wait … going to be Epic.