First TR Who: me, my boyfriend, his brother and sister in law. All of us have been to Vegas many times. We made no prior plans and had no agenda â€“ just go and gamble, see the sights, eat some food, and drink a few drinks. We accomplished our mission. Flights US Air Tampa to Las Vegas nonstop â€“ completely full flight â€“ red eye back (yuck) had a mechanical problem and sat on the ground for over an hour on the way home â€“ otherwise uneventful. Taxi Did not get tunneled. Nice drivers both in and out â€“ almost the exact same fare both ways â€“ just under $13.00. First time I ever had a female taxi cab driver. She talked non-stop â€“ she was from Armenia and proceeded to teach me how to make Armenian food the entire trip. Gave both good tips. Line was very long coming in â€“ we arrived at 11:00 pm and they had the entire length in use all the way to the door. Amazingly, it only took about 25 minutes. Hotel â€“ Flamingo â€“ not a renovated room â€“ 11th floor overlooking the pool. Room was clean but in need of serious updating. We donâ€™t spend much time in the room so I didnâ€™t try the $20 trick â€“ as I really didnâ€™t care. Boyfriends brother and his wife also got a room on the 11th floor â€“ theirs was not renovated either but was in need of repair â€“ leaky shower head, many cracked tiles. We both had two comped nights and two nights at $69.00. Gambling â€“ No one had any real luck. I play mostly slots â€“ pennies and nickels. BF does the same, his brother and SIL play slots and table games. I did play a little craps, three card poker, and blackjack and broke even or nearly even on all three. Slots, in general, were not good to me â€“ everything was extremely tight. I did have a couple of runs. One was on a Reel Power machine (something to do with dragons). I was playing 25 lines at .02 = .50 , put in $20 and took out $150 â€“ just kept hitting the bonus and great wilds. Cashed that out and put in another $5 â€“ just to see if it was done â€“ and it gave me $100 â€“ tested with another $5 and it was done! This was at the Flamingo â€“ right before going to bed on the second day. Prior to that I had not cash in a ticket so it didnâ€™t cover my losses for the first two days. Second good hit was on the Sea Monkeys â€“ I was playing .60 and was down to $6.00 on my $20 without a win â€“ changed to $1.00 to run it out and hit the free spin bonus â€“ it keep adding free spins and increasing my multiplier â€“ I think I ended up spinning it about 30 times and my multiplier was at 12 x. Cashed out at $220.00 (this was also at the Flamingo). That was it until the last day. I am one of those set aside a daily gambling budget and stick to it â€“ if I didnâ€™t do that I would spend all my money the first day! The last day â€“ we were at the Wynn â€“ it was about 5:00 pm and we need to be on our way to the airport by 9:00 pm. I had $20 of gambling money left and I told my BF that this was it â€“ last machine. I put $5 in some sort of a machine that had a magic theme (sorry â€“ canâ€™t remember the name of it). The reels were in a different pattern and I really never knew why I was winning or losing â€“ lol. Anyway, it also had a rotating wild â€“ which is hard to explain. Long story short â€“ it just kept winning and winning â€“ I was only playing .25 or .30 a spin I finally cashed out at $65.00. We began the walk back to Flamingo and stopped at Harrahâ€™s on the way. I saw this Big Ben machine on an end and said that machine is calling me. Put in $5.00 played .25 â€“ machine was paying up and down â€“ never falling below $3.00 and never above about $8.00 â€“ but it was playing. Hit the bonus and the first free spin paid $100.00 â€“ could not believe it â€“ one line alone paid $60.00 â€“ on .25!!! The free spins ended up giving me $140. Cashed out and went to the airport. I donâ€™t know if it was last day luck or taking my bet down to .25 or .30. Either way â€“ at least I had a few good hits at the end that allowed me to bring money home â€“ to me that is a successful Vegas trip!! Food: Planet Hollywood â€“ Yoloâ€™s Mexican Grill â€“ good but not great â€“ $100 for four Flamingo â€“ Tropical Breeze CafÃ© for breakfast twice â€“ good food, good service â€“ comped Flamingo â€“ Paradise Garden Buffet â€“ Sunday brunch â€“ good food â€“ comped Palazzo â€“ Grand Lux CafÃ© â€“ very good food, great dessert â€“ we ordered the apple pie and the Chocolate Molten Cake (you order these when you first order your meal as they are baked fresh) â€“ HORRIBLE service. Three of our meals came out together â€“ mine did not come until everyone else was finished eating. Waitress came by once and said did â€œtheyâ€ tell you that there was a delay? I said yes â€“ but that they didnâ€™t tell me why. She said they didnâ€™t tell me either????? Isnâ€™t that â€œherâ€ job to find out?? She walked away and never came back until she brought the bill. No apology, no offer of reduction of bill â€“ no nothing. Needless to say â€“ NO TIP. $170 for four with one drink each Fremont Hotel â€“ Second Street Grill â€“ great food, great service, beautiful presentation, fair prices. Will definitely eat there again. $118.00 for four people â€“ two had Filet Mignon, two had T-bone and we each had a cocktail. Large portions. Wynn â€“ Buffet â€“ very good went at 4:00 pm â€“ got right in - no wait. I had never signed up for their card and neither had my BF. So we signed up and got $10 free play. I managed to get my 50 points on the free play winnings. I cashed out free play winnings at $25.00 put it into a machine and once I had my 50 points I took out $15 and gave it to my BF â€“ he got his 50 points on that. The machines we picked just played that way â€“ never giving you a big win but played up and down long enough to get the points. Was going to try the Roulette trick but didnâ€™t have to. Funny â€“ while I was playing I notice a guy getting his card and he walked up behind me and asked a staff person where the video roulette was â€“ I am sure he is a reader here â€“ lol. Overall, had a great time â€“ drink service was good everywhere â€“ I was surprised. I liked the Palazzo â€“ but was not overly impressed. The City Center project is unbelievable. Weather was great and I canâ€™t wait to go back.