June 1 will mark 30 years since my first Vegas trip and first casino experience. Keeping things uncharacteristically short, I was sent by my new employer to work a convention booth. I had two days' notice and seriously considered coming up with a myriad of lame excuses to keep from going! I had never gambled (outside of the stock market), had no desire to go to Vegas or a casino, knew absolutely nothing about any of the games, and was totally intimidated by the prospect of going. Let's just say it was one helluva experience. Coming up on my hundredth (well, maybe 98 or 99th) Vegas trip, three dozen to Atlantic City, over a dozen to Mississippi, Aruba, etc., the rest, as they say, is history. I just haven't decided if I should celebrate or wear a black armband!