For a middle-aged lady traveling alone, safety is always an issue. Vegas does such a great job in most places! I tried out the Nugget (loved it - best room I have had so far!)...for $246, I got rt on AMW and 2 nites --- surprise! it also included a FREE ($45 value) ticket for Spirit of the Dance (nice lil show - had seen it in Reno and enjoyed it more the second time despite the poor setting). Betting was SLOW at Nugget - but did really well (hey, I play nickle slots - what do you expect) at Barbary on the Strip, Horseshoe and LVC on Fremont. Horseshoe is generous with food comps even for a lil gal like me. Came home with my original stash of cash almost in tact, box of Ethel M's best for a patient hubby and ready to go back before the end of the year. By the way, lil ol' Norman at the Stage Deli (CP Forum) is out with leg injury - but they can still make a mean choc. cream --- if I were rich, I would fly their food in to my town! You Vegas folks sure know how to show a lady a fun time!!!