I've been on the VMB since 2009 and think it's about time I attempted a live trip report! (as I typed that it reminds me of the scene in Hoosiers where Jimmy Chitwood comes out to the town meeting where they are trying to oust Gene Hackman as coach and Jimmy says "I figure it's about time for me to start playing some ball...." Classic scene and a great movie I will be staying at EL Cortez for 3 nights with a 12 hour stay at Sam's Town as I am taking a red eye home. I picked Sams town to try something different. Reason for this solo trip: 1. Once I learned I was getting vaccinated as a health care worker back in December I immediately booked (with the pre-authorization of my awesome wife Mrs. Unomas of course!) I booked a separate trip for Mrs Unomas and I in May now that she's got her first of two shots. I generally only play video poker and prefer to sit at the bars. Occasionally, I will play Let it ride or BJ and just last trip I actually played that Alien Cow slot, which I found pretty amusing. So, I will likely play a bunch at Vue bar, Chicage brew, and back at El cortez there's a little cove I like to sit in across from the players club. Things I hope to do Check out Circa Frankies Tiki room Skyline casino Front yard at Ellis island Sigma Derby Peppermill lounge for VP (I've eaten there but never went into the lounge) Cosmo chandelier bar for VP Hit up every casino downtown for a $20 VP tour (double up I leave or lose it I leave) Places I know I'll hit up for food + drinks Le Thai Chicago brew Magnolia's Pizza Rock Skyline for breakfast/lunch? publicUs for breakfast Hugo's Oak and Ivy Nacho Daddy Atomic ? The count down is on! I work until 7am EST Monday and my plane leaves Philadelphia @ 08:55, luckily I am about a 15 minute ride to the airport. Fingers crossed there is no traffic, otherwise this will be a very short trip report Cheers!