I am going to try to update this every morning after we are here, so here is my first attempt at a trip report. Started the day at 2:30 AM for a 6 AM flight. Got to the airport and got to our gates early and since I upgraded us to first class we were able to board right when we got to the gate and settle into our seats. Flight took off and landed on time with no delays and the crew on Alaska Air was great. Got to the airport and immediately lost 20.00 each on the slots waiting for baggage. As we got into the cab I asked the cab driver to take us on paradise and my wife asked me why, I showed her the app in my hands and explained the difference between paradise and the highway of $10.00, cabbie was cool and told me that some people don't do there research, gave him a $20.00 on a 13.00 bill and told him to have a great day. Arrival at the MGM at 9:15 AM and a line had already formed. Got a dummy key and had our stuff at the bell hop, went to the mlife desk to get our $50.00 in free play and lady told us our room was ready, gave us our room number and was in our room by 10:30. After waiting for our luggage, then putting stuff away we decided a nap was in order, sleep from 11:30 till 12:30 and left. We went to New York New York to walk around and get or tickets for the show that night, they were able to get our tickets for both the Zumitaty and for The Tournament of Kings so we didn't have to make a trip to Excalibur until later, then we walked the strip to Walgreens and the ABC store to get supplies, alcohol a lot cheaper at the ABC store then room, wife works at walgreens so her discount plus all the money in reward points we have means we spent $3.00 on a $23.00 bill there. :evillaugh Took supplies to room drank a little bit headed down to casino to gamble and go see shows. After Tournament of Kings we stayed and gambled a little at the Excalibur and we are staying pretty much even for the day starting with $300.00 each. Sat down at a 3 card poker table with a $5.00 bonus for 5 card hands. I hit a 4 of a kind for $500.00, a flush for $50.00 and the wife hit a straight for $25.00, started at the table with $100.00 each and cashed out with $605.00. After cashing in I stopped at a $1.00 slot and hit for $200.00 while the wife hit for $120.00 on a penny slot. Left Excalibur for New York New York for our second show of the night then we went on the roller coaster at midnight, enjoyed both shows and roller coaster. Went back to MGM Grand and lost some of our money back but not all, ended the night at 1 AM up $200.00 for the day between both of us.