I love reading all the trip reports so I figure it's my duty to give it a go at least once. Won't be posting pictures, but i'll try to keep you guys updated at least once a day. I'm a low roller and will try to stick to a 2k budget. I mostly play video poker (90% quarters), but i'm sure i'll be playing a little live poker and a few slots when I need a break from the VP. I like blackjack, but it doesn't like me. I'll be flying out tomorrow from Seattle/Tacoma (Seatac) airport on Alaska and staying in Vegas for a week. This will be my 3rd trip in the last 4 months, and my 22nd or so trip to Vegas. I'll be traveling with my Uncle Jim, who took me to Vegas for the first time 10 years ago right after I turned 21. He has traveled with me about half my trips since then. My uncle is a great guy, and also a total craps degenerate. The really bad kind who presses everything and never takes money off the table. In over a 100 trips to Reno and Vegas he has NEVER left town ahead... I've watched him play craps only once in all these years and never played with him. His horrible luck honestly scares me a little. Hopefully this is the trip where he turns things around. I will also be meeting a long time acquaintance down there named James. We grew up together and when he found out I was going he said he was in. James is a really big guy who is usually the life of the party. He is also the king of tall tales, you literally can't believe a word out of his mouth. I half expect him not to show. If he does you can probably expect a more interesting trip report. He says he has MGM booked, but I made sure to cover those nights just in case. So the plan is Sam's Town for 3 nights, then 2 nights at Main Street Station followed by 2 nights TBD. We will see if James comes through. I like to drink and gamble and work the comps as best I can. Picked up a copy of the American Casino guide for this trip, which I've used in previous years. A great book, especially for the downtown visitor. Crammed with good coupons. I'm especially looking forward to the freeplay offer coupon from The D for up to $100, depends on points earned. If anyone wants to do a video poker pub crawl when i'm in town, let me know. I would love to spend a night with some fun people who want to milk as many "free" drinks as we can out of the casinos while shooting for the royal. Win or lose, should be a fun trip !