First attempt at this but I really enjoy reading them so will give it a shot. Hotel - enjoy gambling at the Palms but first time staying here. Had a nice room, good view of the strip past the Rio. Everything clean, extremely easy check in and out - really enjoyed their spa - got a great massage and I love a good steam room. Also really liked their sports book - let me reserve 4 chairs for Saturday football with very little hassle - only requirement was a verbal commitment that we would be gambling. Meals - had 3 great ones - at Del Frisco's, STK at Cosmo, and N9NE at the Palms. 3 great steaks - our entire crew enjoyed all 3 places. If pressed I would say N9NE was the best meal. Gambling: Bought in for $500 in BJ at the Palms - played for a couple of hours - cashed out down $125. Bought in for $1000 at the Cosmo - turned that into $4500 in an hour and half. Awesome time. Split 3's 4 times then doubled 3 of them against a dealer 6 with $200 a hand on the table. Of course she turned over a 5 and my heart started to flutter - then came a 2 then the 10 and life was good. My favorite hand ever!!! Next night bought in for another $1000 at Cosmo - played for 2 hours cashed out down $300 but enjoyed myself. Had two buy in sessions of $500 where I lost it all - once at Palms one at Rio. Bought in for $1000 at the Cromwell - really liked the casino but couldnt get anything going - lost $600 pretty quickly. Bought in for $1000 in Craps at the Rio and had a marathon (for me) 8 hour session. Had 4 4pt fire bets including one by yours truly. Each time the 5th point was set but no one could get it. Dont think there was a single PSO the whole time which is remarkable. Cashed out $5300 - very nice run!! I never go to Vegas that I dont make one run at the Craps tables at Paris - the sight of my all time favorite roll. Blew $500 in 15 minutes - lol - it was brutal. Had a few more sessions of BJ and Craps but nothing remarkable. Rough weekend in the sports book as I lost 4 of my 5 football bets while there. Only good news is I left a $1000 bet on the Seahawks behind and got to mail that winner in yesterday! All told I took $7500 with me and came back with 6000$ plus the winning ticket due in the mail. Where else can you go on vacation and break even and have a blast.