I have had some recent life changes that will impact my upcoming trip. I will be moving out of the house I have shared with my boyfriend for the past 22 years (we have been together 25 years). We will separate as friends, as really that is what our relationship has morphed into. I am excited and a bit scared to start this new chapter of my life. Dating! Yikes! Moving expenses, new furniture, etc. means my bankroll will be about half. I debated cancelling, but decided to still go - but to be completely honest with my host. I asked if he would prefer that I cancel my offer through him and just book my buzz offer (which actually wasn’t all that different from his offer – except for the suite type). He insisted we keep the trip as it was booked, and thanked me for my honesty. Now the question becomes, can I be a low-roller? OK, maybe just a lower roller. I have decided that rather than playing the same number of hours, with a smaller bet per spin – that I’d rather just play 50% less hours with the same bet per spin. So that means filling some time I would normally spend gambling. What I have so far to fill the hours not spent in front of a slot machine: Pools? These hotels have pools? Given that it is MGM Grand, I may just have to give it a try. A show – the Australian Bee Gees. A visit to the spa for a 75 minute Swedish massage, with aromatherapy and a scalp treatment. A possible visit downtown as I haven’t been there in 20 years. Sports betting? Game room. I have also promised myself that I will eat somewhere else beside the buffet and the deli. Any other suggestions on filling the time.