This is my first trip report, it may be boring so I apologize in advance. I will try to update throughout the trip. I mainly plan on playing poker tournaments and blackjack. Sunday 11/17 Flying first class (using miles) from PHL direct to las. Plane was late taking off. The captain announced that there were some runners on the flight that just finished the philadelphia marathon and were flying to las to run the las marathon that afternoon. We arrived a little late and it took forever for the bags to start coming out, headed to national for my rental car ($138 all in for the trip). The emerald aisle was sparse so the attendant told me I can choose from the executive aisle. I took a fully loaded ford Taurus which is listed as a premium special. I am staying at aria the first 2 nights from myvegas and then moving to a flamingo go room ( $12 night). Traffic was horrendous because the strip was closed. Took 15 to tropicana to frank Sinatra to go in the back way by Monte Carlo. Checkin took a while, she had trouble getting me a room and linking for the back to back single nights I had. She upgraded me to city view for the time trouble. No mention of resort fee and balance on tv shows $0 so far. She did ask to see mlife card. Decided to head to hooters for some wings. Played blackjack a little bit, ended up leaving table $50 ahead. Monday 11/18 early On east coast time so I was up at 3:50. I got an email from aria about checking out so confirmed with front desk I am ok in my room and no issues. Played blackjack starting with $100 at $10 table. Played $10 until up a little then switched to $20-$25. Left table after about half hour with $400. Feels good to be up at beginning of trip. Headed to Krispy Kreme on spring mountain to get my doughnuts for breakfast for the week. Plan for rest of day is poker tournaments, starting with Caesars at 9:00.