Okay, so I really let the ball drop with my last trip report. I could make up some ridiculous excuses about ninja monkeys and sharks with laser beams, but let's be real here. My bad. I'm heading to Vegas on a solo trip tomorrow. As usual, a couple K budget and a lot of drinking and gambling. Video poker, lots of time downtown and off strip and some serious comp grinding. I'll also be glued to the big screens anytime there's an NFL playoff game. I'm in town until at least the 12th. It's redemption time. Vegas got my full budget last trip, and took me for $800 the previous trip. Time to fatten up that wallet with something other than players club cards. I'll be pulling an all nighter, staying at Sam's Town for two nights, staying at Orleans for three, doing another all nighter, and finally two nights at Gold Coast. This might be my last stay at Sam's Town for awhile. I think I got on their naughty list. The offers have completely dried up despite heavy play there and Emerald status. One of the slot attendants probably didn't like my recent success. I'm still getting the occasional free room from Orleans and Gold Coast despite the light play I give those two Boyd properties. The Main Street Station offers keep coming as expected. I booked the 3 nights at the Orleans using my Emerald tier reward. You get this for reaching Emerald status, it's good for 3 nights at a Boyd Vegas property of your choice. I was able to book a premium room with that offer. I'll do my best to keep this updated every day or two.