Hello everyone. I'm originally from Chicago but have lived in Indiana for a long time now. I do Vegas once or twice a year and of course it is my favorite place to vacation. I've seen several of the shows and most of the sights so my trips now are for gambling. I'm not a foodie but do like to eat at good restaurants. My home base in Vegas is THEhotel and Mandalay Bay is my favorite casino. Just got back from a trip there last week. The wife hates gambling and casinos and doesn't care for Vegas much. She has been there with me four times. That's OK though because it helps to keep my gambling in check and forces me to holiday other places which I would have never seen. She loves the ocean and we spend two weeks at Ocean Isle, NC every year in July. I like to play blackjack and slot machines in Vegas and have tried poker a few times. Last week I played slots most of the time. Too much information I'm sure but I know i will enjoy reading the various posts on this forum.