Hello everyone, Preparing to leave for the airport in a few short hours for what will be my shortest ever transatlantic trip. I found excellent fares - paying only $330 return from my local English airport. The downside is there are 2 connections, and I'll spend 18 hours traveling out (far less on the return trip), for what will be 3 nights at the Stratosphere . I was supposed to be using a week vacation to work on the house, but I wasn't passing up those prices! Having considered my options accommodation wise, my mind was made up when I was offered 3 nights and $250 freeplay. This will be my 3rd visit in 2018, 13th in total. There are a few things I would like to achieve this trip. I am planning to give the Cosmopolitan some play in the hope of generating some offers for a longer trip next fall. I had a goal to play a single hand of $25 video poker, which I accomplished on my February trip (hitting 3OAK, then 2 pair, then two losing hands when my ambition of playing 1 hand turned into 4 - degenerate). I've repeated this twice since, losing both times and on this occasion will strictly enforce the 1 losing hand rule (so if the first hand wins I can play another, continuing until I have a single losing hand). This has spurned a new goal of playing a single hand of $1 100 play (so $500 a spin). I've had a few hundred goes on a simulator at home, and my lowest return for a single hand has been $130, so the plan will be to cash whatever this endeavour returns and then go to the $25 machine for the above strategy. A roughly 1 in 650000 chance of a $400000 handpay (dealt RF) but clearly any dealt hand would be fantastic, and anything at 3OAK or better would be a dream! I've never had a handpay, but have had 2 $1000 hits, would like to get over the line this time. Other than that, I'll mainly be playing $1 bartop VP, continuing the search for that elusive Royal. I'm also planning a good craps session after a long hiatus (did try it on the February trip but had to cash out about 10 minutes in having almost passed out at the table - too many Coronas in a 5 hour blackjack session being the cause!). I'll be posting from my phone when I get there so my posts will be far less text heavy and the focus will be pictures (hopefully of quads).