This is a trip summary more than a trip report. I started writing a report and realized most of my days are very repetitive. (As are my reports as I do the same things every trip!) So in summary: Trip – Saturday to Saturday About 14 hours a day of craps. Several sessions of Pai Gow (tiles) A few sessions of Pai Gow (poker) A few shoes of BJ A dozen roulette bets A few hands of UTH A few hours of poker (cash) A dozen slot pulls Casinos Visited: MGM (home base): +9K (craps and a little of everything) Aria: +20K (all craps) Mandalay Bay: +5K (all craps) Luxor: +3K (all craps) Monte Carlo: +2K (all craps) Excalibur: -300 (craps some UTH) NYNY: -700 (craps) Cosmo: +2.5K (craps) Bellagio: -600(one craps hand) Encore: -400 (one craps hand) Wynn: -700 (one craps hand) Palazzo: -800 (one craps hand) Venetian: +1200 (one craps hand) Donation to college funds: 11K (or at least in that ballpark, I tend to lose track) Restaurants: Craftsteak, Gallagher’s(twice), Tenders, Camelot, Jean Georges A successful trip in that I came home positive, a slight bad taste as I gave away a whole bunch of money my last 2 days. Played way more $100 tables than I should have, but 2 tables mostly stayed at that level because a few big boys were in town, although they were never reserved they did stay black. I don’t normally go north of Aria, but decided to do a trip to those northern casinos since I was by myself. Didn’t fare well but didn’t play too long either. I did nicely at the Cosmo, think I could have done even better, but I attract yahoos like flies to the craps tables, they never stay empty for long. I still think I would destroy at the Monte Carlo if I could ever get an empty table, those are the softest tables around, the dice just lie down and die. Got lucky at the Luxor as some yahoo was chucking the dice and had a great hand (too bad I don’t bet bigger on them). Mandalay Bay was amusing as I was hopping from empty table to empty table as I kept drawing a crowd. Thought the boxes were going to have a canary. Did really nicely at Aria, guess I made the floor nervous as he stayed at the table the entire time for one of the sessions (not my biggest one though). One of my strategies is to make money shooting for crap/7 on the come-out. Had my best single time ever on that strategy, between the world/3-way red/craps bets made over $1500. The table was not happy, except for one guy who realized what I was trying to hit and went along for the ride. The rest of the hand was very short, so I was happy the strategy paid off on the come-out. Hit the bonus (all twice) and the small/tall a few times. The dealers tell me that they are losing money on the bonus bets as it seems the big betters hit it enough to have a loss. (Guess management doesn’t believe them yet….if true I figure it is only a matter of time before it disappears.) [The one time I was playing with a guy putting max ($1100) on them he did manage to hit the tall twice and had a chance to lay some number for big gains. Still $1100 a bet doesn’t take long to add up!] According to the dealers shareholders asked the BJ tables to be 6/5 and they were busy (interesting if true, as I can’t believe most shareholders would know the difference – maybe a few big ones?). All the tables I played at were 3/2 but they were at least $25 tables. Already trying to squeeze a trip before my yearly Thanksgiving trip!