Well this is a short trip report. I have got a lot from this bb so it is time to put a little back. Arrived on Mon Jul 15 Had the buffet at Ballys Big Kitchen They have done a partial remodel, the food is not bad, plenty of shrimp and crab legs plus chinese food. Tue Jul 16 had the buffet at Gold Coast. It is ok for the money, but I would not make the trip again for the sole purpose of eating there... Got a great rate at The STRAT 29 per nite at expedia. Room was clean with no view on the 5th floor. Dinner Buffet at the Aladdin. The food is great, the service is ok. Wed Jul 17 Lunch at Paris. The service is great, they have fine cuisine for a buffet. They have a great touch on certain dishes. I prefer the Bellagio's buffet but this one is a contender for the title. Dinner Buffet at the strat. Food is ok but they had a long line. General Comments: I rented a car and my trunk was checked everytime I wanted to go in the Bellagio.... This is a hassle since they really do not check the trunk throroughly. I also got stopped at the Venetian Parking Lot and the guard just said "have a good time sir..." I am glad they are improving the security, but they should have a better system in place. I hope you gain something from this info.