Originally, I was not planning to write a TR for this trip. After all, its a quick one (two nights) and how many times can people really read about my playing blackjack, betting sports, and eating food. It feels repetitive. But I had some excellent fortune on this trip and wanted to share. So read on .... Got into Vegas yesterday morning and checked in at Mandalay Bay. Host gave me the "island" suite, which is the same one I have stayed in the past couple times here. I am right below Foundation Room with a tremendous room. MB, however, is just dead. I noticed a lot of the usual convention goers (especially this morning), but very few gamblers (at least during the day). I have only seen two other people gambling in the high limit room this trip, other than me. A couple observations before I get to the really good stuff. Had lunch yesterday at Burger Bar and it was excellent as always. And since I strive to try something new every trip, I went to dinner at RM Seafood. Overall, it was a disappointment. The sushi at Kumi is much better and the other food I had was only average. Considering the price, I expected better. Well, I will be having lunch at my favorite Vegas Mexican restaurant in an hour or two, so its all good. Bet on the Astros last night. Felt very certain of the wager after the second home run. I really want to bet the game tonight, but I don't like the line. My prediction is Cubs 3, Pirates 2. But the Cubs are -135. For me, that's too much juice for a game that I think will be very close. Assumed I would be able to bet the under instead, but the line right now is at five and a half runs. Again, too close for me. Will save my money to place some NFL bets before I leave town. Alright, on to the good stuff. I wrote in another TR recently how I had experienced a good run of gambling luck the past two months and thought I might be able to pull even by the end of the year. I would be happy just to get close because at my nadir, I was down over $230k for the year. Worse, at my best, I was up $140k. So I basically had a four hundred thousand dollar swing through the spring and summer. Two months ago, I would have been thrilled to get my loss down to five figures by the end of the year. But a couple good runs in Tunica combined with good runs recently at Ari and Cosmo, and my dream of pulling even for the year seemed possible. Well, I completed that comeback this morning!!! Bought in yesterday morning at the MB double deck table and never looked back! Had a monster run yesterday and this morning. Bets varied from $500 to $4500 a hand, but most of them were $500 or $1000. Fortunately, I won almost every time I pressed. And I am up $70k for the past twenty-four hours, which puts me up a whopping five hundred bucks for the year, lol. I will take it! :banana: Actually, the most exciting hand, I lost. This morning, I bet a grand and was dealt two 3s. The dealer showed a 6. So I split. Eventually, I ended up splitting to four hands and doubled down on two of them. So I had six grand on the table and, actually, not very good hands. Tons of little cards. My best hand of the four was a 17. Still, the dealer had a 6 and I was expecting a lot of large cards. Then the dealer turns another 6 to make 12. I'm ok. I know a 10 is coming. Dealer gets a 2 to make 14. Still ok .... I think. you know what comes next. Dealer gets a 7 to make 21. Still, I won the next four hands in a row and won it all back quickly. Just a great run for the past day. Never had to buy in after my initial marker. So I am still in town til tomorrow morning and don't want to gamble much. I plan to leave this trip on a high note. After lunch I will head to the spa and then I am headed to mid-strip to cash a bunch of sports tickets and hang out. Might grab dinner at Lago at Bellagio. But for now, just wanted to share the good run with everybody. I will find some way to celebrate tonight!