Phase I : Denial - Posts of excitement of upcoming trip. States "I am so excited!, Woo-hoo lets get this party started" Phase 2: Anger - Post only wins speaks very little of losses .States "WTF why am I losing?" May disappear from thread for a while Phase 3: Bargaining - Justifies losses with "free" comps. States "Sure I am losing but at least my hotel/food/limo are free!" May post lost of pictures of alcohol Phase 4: Depression - Food and drink take over trip report. States "I am done with (insert game of choice)" Phase 5: Acceptance - Post pictures of wins and great moments. States "I know I am losing but I love it"