In January I will be making my triumphant return to Las Vegas after an absence of more than two years ... (back in the good old days I used to make five or six trips per year, and post to an old Vegas message board every day!) My big question is about full-pay video poker in the 25-cent denomination. Back in the day, we knew of two places that had it: The Palms and Red Rock Station. We will still be visiting the Palms, so I'm wondering if they still have full-pay VP for quarters. As for Red Rock Station, we won't be visiting there on this trip, since the visit to Red Rock Station was always part of a visit to relatives who lived in Summerlin but have since moved back East. So what are some other properties that have full-pay VP for quarters that we might visit? Also: What's the latest news on craps conditions at our favorite haunt, Casino Royale? Is it still 100x odds on a $5 pass line bet, but only 20x odds on a pass line bet less than $5? Does Casino Royale remain unrivaled for favorable craps conditions, or is there some other place that now offers the same kind of odds? What's the best place to find favorable blackjack conditions within walking distance of the Mirage (where we will be staying)? Is it the Mirage itself? We're looking for 3:2 blackjack with NO continuous shuffle machines, don't care how many decks. Finally, one quick non-gaming question: how are the cocktail waitresses at the Hard Rock looking these days? Thanks, clippercfx P.S. Hello to any old friends who might remember me from back in the day!