Your good friend Gaggles is on a self imposed Vegas time out. I had three trips to Vegas/Laughlin from October 4-November 4 (hence the reason there was no Gaggles in Beejay's last adventure) and the bankroll from three royals I hit this year on $1 and .50 (in addition to the 2 $1000 Royals I hit in Laughlin in October) came very close to drying up. Yes...I hear many of you saying "What kind of a degenerate gambler can hit that many royals and lose it all in a month? While I might suggest that would be me. In fairness.....Beejay could lose that in a weekend!! For the first time in over 5 years I have no trips booked anywhere. I usually have 1-2 on deck to Vegas at any given time. But those three trips really hammered me. I am skipping my annual NFR trip which I love. Gambling with all those cowboys is an absolute hoot and they are generally loose as a goose when playing poker so the games are fun. They also know how to liven up a craps table. I have also passed on a Vegas NY. At this point it appears mid Feb is my return. Now 3-3.5 months may not seem like a long time to many of you. And maybe I'm being a little whiny, but that is a long time for me and my associates to go without a trip when flights are always around $200 return. So I am soliciting stories of tragedy and time outs from Vegas that you are willing to share. My losses were all about drunken greed and the inevitable house edge. I seldom tilted on $5 machines like Beejay. Now I did play some $5 in there a few times but unlike that donkey Beejay.....I have no quads to show you. And only one 10-42 form from the Golden Gate to show for those many days in Vegas. Stories anyone......????