I’m a long time lurker posting my first trip report. Background: Mr. Elf70 (DH) will only tolerate 1 or 2 trips to Vegas each year. Luckily I have a good friend who loves to gamble so we are able to travel together to Vegas several times a year. Unfortunately due to poor health my friend was not able to make this trip. This was my second solo Vegas adventure. I go to Vegas to gamble and relax. Casinos love me. I play carnival table games (4 to 6 hours per day) and slots (several hours per day). I lost plenty this trip but not my entire back roll. So I consider that a win!! Day 1: July 14 Flew out of CLT nonstop to LAS. I had enough points to secure a round trip first class seat. During the flight the person in the seat in front of me had a major seizure and passed out cold. He was out for several minutes. My immediate thought – crap we’re gonna have to land somewhere to get this guy medical attention! I’m never gonna get to Vegas!! (Don’t judge – you probably would've been thinking the same thing.) Luckily the guy came too and seemed to be fine. The plane flew on to Vegas, landed on time, and the guy walked off the plane as if nothing had happened. I grabbed my carryon, met my limo driver and headed to NYNY. It was about 1:00pm. Checked in at the VIP lounge, room was ready. Unpacked a bit and hit the casino. Started off with a hug from my favorite day-shift pit boss, bought in at Crazy 4 Poker and proceeded to lose, lose, lose…… played a bit of 3 Card Poker… same result. Before I knew it, it was 5 o’clock so I decided to eat at Nine Fine Irishmen. I declined the hostess’s suggestion of eating at the bar and what a mistake that was! OMG! I was seated at the “lonely single person table” in the far back corner of the restaurant. It was awful! I also had my back to the service door so I was able to enjoy overhearing all of the personal conversations the waiters were having. Live and learn – sitting at the bar next time. Anyway I ordered the crab cake appetizer and fish and chips. The crab cake was amazing. I highly recommend it. Really fresh and tasty. I had the fish and chips during my February trip and they were excellent. This time the fish was a bit soggy but still pretty good. Next time I might just order 2 crab cakes and skip the entrée. After dinner I stuck $100 in a Buffalo Stampede slot machine. Never played it before. Hit a bonus round and won $2887.00 on a $3.75 bet! Holy Cow! That’s the highest hand pay I have ever hit in relation to bet size. I slotted around for a while and eventually hit for $1000.00 on a $5 ten times reel machine in the HL slot room. Another try at Crazy 4 Poker and I lost, lost, lost. Cocktail service was lightning fast. Hit the Hersey store after gambling. Couldn’t resist trying the Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie with Peanut Butter crème filling. Lord it was good! Nice and fresh. It took me a full day to eat the entire thing. Called it a night at about 11pm. I stay on east coast time when in Vegas so I assumed I’d be awake by 4am. I was right. More to come……. I have several pictures to post and will do so as soon as I figure out how!