Hey all - I've never done a trip report before but wanted to try one this trip. . I plan to try to keep it semi live with pictures of Vegas, slot wins, cheap food, and pretty much anything and everything. I will try to post pics/updates twice a day. A little background about myself and the trip.. I'm a 26 year old single male and I've been to Vegas 4 times - stayed at MGM the first trip and Mirage the next 3. This will be my first solo trip and I will be staying at the MGM Grand Thursday, Friday, Saturday and then moving to Monte Carlo for a Myvegas night Sunday before checking out and flying back home Monday evening. I usually stay at Mirage because of the offers I receive from them but wanted to move back down to MGM and the south strip this trip. I decided to email a host at MGM and asked them to match my Mirage offer, which is 3 nights, $150 FP, and $50 RC and they said no problem, so that was good news! To go along with the $150 FP and $50 RC, I decided to spend my loyalty points on $50 FP at MGM and a ticket to Ka for Saturday night. Gambling I mostly plan to gamble (slots and a little BJ/3 Card Poker and a few sports bets) probably about 10-12 hours a day and the majority of the time will be spent on the south end of the strip at MGM, NYNY, and Aria. I'm usually a 40-80 cent player so I won't have any massive wins, but hopefully some 200x-500x wins?! Currently Mlife Gold with 72K tier credits and am hoping to MAYBE! make a run at platinum if my bankroll allows and I have some decent wins. I think I will probably fall about 30K TC short but who knows, and if I don't get to platinum, I have an excuse to take a smaller trip before October. I have a bankroll of $3500 this trip which equates to approximately $700 a day. My plan with the FP I have is to run it through one of my favorite machines at a bet of somewhere around $2-4 a spin and hope to hit something big to start off the trip! I also have ~$300 set aside, not included in my bankroll to make some futures sports bets and intend to bet on some longshots in MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA. Food and Other Random Things As far as food, I will be eating pretty cheap, with mainly food court meals and maybe a stop at Mon Ami Gabi and some other casual restaurants. Usually try to get a meal in at BLT Burger and Bubba Gump as well so we'll see if I can accomplish that with staying on the south end of the strip. I've recently taken up collecting $1 chips from every casino I gamble at and hope to add to that collection this trip. Currently have Mirage, Venetian, Linq, Bellagio, Aria, Cosmo, NYNY, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Flamingo and plan to add Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood, and Tropicana this trip. Hopefully this isn't too long winded or boring and I hope everyone enjoys the pics, slot wins and anything else I can get myself into!