Flew in with a friend this morning from Philly. Flight was extremely bumpy for the first 2+ hours, but it settled down and we made it fine. Staying at IP Turs, then Mirage wed and thurs and coming back home on fri redeye. Shuttle 30 minute wait. Could have paid $2 more to the other company and saved about 20 minutes but who knew?? For future reference, Showtime slow...very slow. Finally got to IP and room wasn't ready. Left bags and grabbed a bite at the buffet. Went over to harrahs for poker tourney and my bad luck has continued from last trip Poker hand: 100-200 blinds and i am dealt aces. I raise to $1000 and get one caller. Flop comes A-2-5. She checks and I bet another $1000. She raises all-in..another $3000. I figure I'm good...I put her on AK suited or maybe A-5 suited at best. Uh-uh. She's got 3-4 suited stashed away and I'm out of the tourney. That was $60 well spent...not!! I go over to a new monopoly slot and win $70 so that was pretty Nice. Them went to Venetian to play some Omaha. Poker hand: PLO hand. I get dealt A-9-8-J. There's two callers to see the flop. It comes A-A-8. Guy makes it $20. Other guy calls. I pot. Call. Fold. Turn is a Jack...yeah my hand just got better. Guy checks and I pot all in. Guy calls. Pot has to be close to $500 now. River is a Queen. Dude turns over A-Q-6-6. Yeah he had 2 outs. Whatever. I'm so mad even sitting in bed 3 hours later Ok so we meet back at room and I find that my friend dropped $200 at the harrahs 1-2 nl game. So bad night for poker. We got these coupons for 2-1 quesadillas at Mexican restaurant here so I got 2 and my friend opted to use the other side of the coupon for 5 for $5 bucket of coronas. He was feeling it, so he went to room. I called home, calmed down a little, then went to play some pai gow. I had a couple black chips from playing earlier so I grabbed them and left the room. Sat down at a pai gow game and started playing. The girl asked for my card and I said I didn't have it with me. So I'm playing a while and pitboss, who looks like John Clayton nerd dude from ESPN, asks me if I have my ID to pit in instead of my total rewards. I said no it is in my room. I am 39 years old, fat, and haven't been asked for ID in 17 years. He said that I should Always carry my id and I said it was in my room and I would get it the next time I come down. So I'm playing and about 5 minutes later this nerdy prick crawls up to me and says "I talked to my boss and he said you need to go get your ID from your room". So I was already pissed off about losing at poker and this idiot pot boss is bothering me for ID?? WTF is that all about?? So I calmly say "color me put please". This jerk actually has the balls to say "sorry, I'll see you in a few minutes.". So I turn to him and say "you won't be seeing me down here again. I'll be at Mirage tomorrow and won't come back". I guess the lesson learned is this...IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR RARING CARD JUST SAY YOU DON'T HAVE PNE AND DON'T WANT ONE!!! Because I'll be damned if they check EVERY SINGLE PERSON'S ID WHO IS WALKING AROUND THE CASINO!!! Time to go to sleep. Please let me know if I was out of line and if I am as crazy as I feel right now. More to come tomorrow.