I am very torn over this. We just got back on Wednesday and are really questioning Vegas as our destination of choice. We have no other Vegas trips planned for the remainder of the year. Seattle in August and that's it. However, I look at the budget and prices for Seattle and part of me says in Vegas we get drinks, room & food for "free". Yea, yea, cost of gambling. Vegas is feeling like work, plus some of the personnel changes at our favorite place to gamble, the Boar's Bar at MSS, is ruining our experience. Maybe ruining is too strong a term, but certainly it's not as much fun as it used to be. Our annual Oct trip is to go to Vegas to celebrate our anniversary and we have done that 25 of the last 30 years. Not sure about this year. Love everything downtown, so don't want to switch to the Strip, but MSS is just feeling-not fun, yet everyone knows us by name and having to build a relationship with another casino, just seems like a PITA. Plus, VP, our game of choice is full-pay, at MSS. OK, I know I'm rambling, but if we cut back to say 1 trip per year, there goes my Emerald status and my RFB. We don't play for comps, but if we are going to play, it's a nice bonus. Plus my 75 year old brother is in for heart bypass surgery right now (95% blockage) and I'm waiting for a phone call to see how things went. So, I'm in a bit of a funk and just killing time because it's also pouring outside, so VMB helps pass the time. Sorry, don't want to be a downer.