Hello to all Vegas fans! I have been on these boards for years but don't post, so I felt I should contribute since I really enjoy reading all of your trip reports. It helps to pass time unitl my next trip, so hopefully I can do the same for some of you waiting for the big day! My husband and I have been to Vegas over 40 times since 1986 and we love it. We try to go at least every year, and sometimes 2-3 times a year. I play video poker almost exclusively, a little BJ, and once in while random slots just for fun. I use to mostly play Dollars(Back in the day when it was good odds, and equal comps, and had not been exploited by So called VP guru's)and win alot, times have changed and it is not what it used to be. But I still love the game and only play DDB, mostly .25 and .50 My husband does not like VP and never wins so of course he hates it, I on the other hand am very LUCKY and hit tons of 4 of a kinds and have hit at least 50 or so royals in my gambling life. This was a 1 week trip from sat to sat, the longest we have stayed in about 15 years, usually we go for 4-5 nights max, so was a little worried how the bankroll would hold up for 2 of us this long. We flew on SW non stop and arrived on time after freezing our asses off on the plane,it was like flying in a freezer, they said sorry its broken and no blanket because of the swine flu-WTH??? We were comped the first 2 nites at Paris, the next 3 at Venetian, and the last 2 at Mirage. I like moving around as it makes each move feel like the beginning of a new trip. We met some friends sat nite at gustav's bar and played vp for 5 hours, I was at the same machine the whole time, the service was great, friendly and fast bartenders and lots of 4 of kinds for me, Husband not so much. Some of the good hits were 4 2's after puting in around 40.00(ON .25) Hit 4 aces no kicker and a few random 4 of kinds, I was doing well so upped to it to .50cent when 3 hands later I held one Ace and boom , 3 more with a 2! 1000.00 win. Then a few hands later 4 3's with Ace. It was a great run, and we were up 1300 for the night, it would have been more if my hubby was'nt losing consistently, this would be the theme for the rest of the week. We ate at the burger place in the walkway and it was good, we had 200.00 in reward credits to use up and it paid for a lot of our food, Next day we ate at the sugar factory, it was not good! I had eggs bene that was so disgusting I could not eat it , loaded with garlic, YUCK, Hubbys French dip tasted gamey, I would not go back. Day 2 Sunday , We wake up around 7am get ready and head down to the bar for VP and coffee, we drop around 100.00 between the 2 of us and then I finally hit 4 2's with a 3 for 200.00 we play the hundred we are up with no great wins, and leave even after 2 hours. We had rented a car for the week for 157.00 since we had to move hotels and wanted to go to the pawn stars shop and pinball hall of fame, also after being long hauled too many times in the last 5 years,(Before that in all of our trips it had never happened)I did not want to deal with the cabs BS> We had yet to see Cosmo and wanted to go do 100.00 free play if you lose, so we walked across the street(HOT HOT HOT)and we loved it, just beautiful and it smelled so good in there, we signed up for the cards and then went to some bartops that were .25 triple play, MY husband lost his quickly, imagine that, mine lasted a while and hit 4 queens but played it all back, so we go get the FP, and guess what Hubby loses it in like 5 minutes, we stayed at the same machines, I hit 4 3's after the 4th or 5th hand but keep playing, then I hold 3 aces and get the 4th with a 2 kicker. So end up cashing out 700.00 I was happy to get both our losses back and them some, after that we walk around and hubby wants to play some god awful paying slot machine, how does anyone win big on those things, I mean a bonus for .60cents GEEz it's humilating to even offer a bonus like that , then it says BIG WIN 5.00 WTF! I don't get it, what is the point? They are somewhat fun, but you are not going to make any money on those things. I even saw people hitting max bet at 3.00 a spin and still getting bonuses of crap. We headed back to Paris and played a little BJ , I lost what he won, so he is finally in a better mood since he won something . We were tired so just grabbed some pizza and headed to our lovely room on floor 4 facing a wall. This is getting too long sorry, I will post the rest of the days later, if you are still reading this.