Okay, this trip report won't be too exciting but may have some useful info. Staying at Cosmo, I have a new host as my old one got canned. I'm not liking my new host. Dodges most of my questions, and leaves a lot of the play/theo in the "I factor in win/loss, theo, average bet" into how I comp you. Miss my old host which was good on his word for 35% theo. Period. If I had extra, I could bank it or blow it on retail. Looks like new management is tightening the belts. 2 night 3 day trip. I flew in from Burbank to LAS. Quickest flight I had, 39 minutes. Take off to landing, no fuss on debording the plane. Check in at Cosmo at noon, no issues. Got a 2 queen terrace, as I was hosting a friend and his brother. Start of gambling day 1. Black jack, 8 shoe decent game at the 25 dollar level. Cosmo shoe game is only missing "stay on 17". Their double deck is all 6:5 unless it's high limit. I usually take out a 2k markers at a time and play 2 hands at 75 starting and go up or down depending on how I feel. After 3 shoes I was up 1k. Bought back my marker and decide to play roulette. Basically paytriples way. 400 a spin. If you win 200 profit. First session, hit, hit, hit, 0, hit, hit, hit, loss. Pretty profitable. 200 + 200 + 200 - 250 (due to the zero). Repeat bet 400. 200 + 200 + 200 - 400. 950 profit after 8 spins. Walked over to ph, looked around and dropped 1 k playing black jack. I try to get into it there and the atmosphere, but I guess I just like cosmo/aria. Decide to walk back. Met up with natedog, we play craps. Pit critter asks why he's in the ghetto main floor. argument breaks out between the players and the pit crew distracting them from natedogs bets. Bad session, but we a small profit due to miss pays. Confusing and bad mojo, ended up playing bacarrat in talon room. So peaceful there. Couldn't make much happen and then try UTH. Lost another 2k marker between the games. Lose a few hundred at random things, 5 dollar slots. Casino war. Missed on some 17/20 llong shots. Fuzzy accounting. Shows that I'm down 2k. All before dinner. Eat steak and eggs at Henry cafe. Play more at Cosmo and drop another 2k playing UTH. Walk to bally to find low limit gaming. The shops will open in feb, but it doesn't look like it. Bally has a high limit pit. Their double deck has no double down after split, bacarrat is 25 min, but you got to bet 100 to touch the cards. Can't play there anymore. Despite nostalgia, just not the same anymore. Drop 500 there. Give up, and in bed by 11pm. Down 4000 Ish Next day. We use the buy one get one free buffet at Cosmo. Just stop by the identity desk to get the coupon. I guess if you qualify for it by tier, you get one coupon a day to use. Weekend brunch price, 35pp. Not worth it imo. Ran into paytriple without knowing it was him, won a good amount with him. But lost 2 in a row that wipes out a lot of winnings. Walk around. Break even at UTH, seat 2 was on fire ( not me, I was in seat one ). Every hand he got, ended up flopping 2 pair/trips/full house. Currently down 3k. Foul mood, walk to Aria to grab my free slice of pizza. Win 300 on one hand of paigow poker. Run. To Monte Carlo win 300 at black jack switch. Walk to NyNy to check out shake shack. Line was a mile long, prices at this location seems to be double of the original. But the burger is about the same. Found a hot shooter at craps. He hit the features but I wasn't on it but took 200 to 800. Now down only 1600. Met up with Stevied. Couldn't get anything going. He meets up with paytriple. I Proceed to play and go on tilt a little. Back down to 3500. Call it a night at 4 am. Damn UTH. Evil game, worse tease than a stripper. Wake up, check out slowly. After 2qtrers of the Green Bay Seattle game, I figured gb had it locked. Decided Then to play blackjack and (use my last 500 I was willing to lose) into into 3500. Use the 2k profit to buy back one marker. After some more fuzzy accouting, I'm with 1600 in my pocket with one marker left at 2k. That pivotal moment at the end of the trip. CHASE or RUN. As I walked by the high limit cage dealing with one marker, I find out somehow the games going into OT. I pull out my blank check to write off the marker before I leave. BUT The same roulette that I have been bouncing around all weekend is next to the cage. Plus a tv at the correct angle, the CHASE was on. I put away the check, get 5 blacks and start again. (How many times have we heard the stories of trying to chase a few more bucks and go into ruin). Turning 500 into 975 and chasing that yellow chip turns to disaster. Well I'm glad to report, great roulette session during coin flip to Seattle long ball. I hit 12 in a row, no zeros, no funny business. 2200 up. Buy back the last marker. Showed some #%%#*# restraint, and walked out with all my markers 1300 extra. Not a big win but I'm 1:1 for 2015. Checked my theo, my host in off Sunday/Monday. Host on duty has me for theo of 1256 for 9hrs of play. Less than my usual due to casino bouncing and scared money on day 2. Walked to bellagio to get some air, bought an LV wallet thing for the wife. Gave pphold a call and met him at ceasers high limit room. I'm nursing my win, waiting for my flight out. Borrowed 1 black chip from pphold and made another 400. Crazy slow game, dealers were slow. I know why Packer calls it GEEZERS. I think Its too professional and old school in there. Stole some chinese style roast duck and Singapore rice noodle in HL room. Chit chat with pphold for a bit and cab out a WINNER. Host emails me after I get home and she can't comp my 35 dollar buffet due to the win. Cheapos.