Ever wanted the chance to relive your first time in Vegas? Well now is your chance. This board has been everything to me over the last 2 months while I have been planning my first LV trip, so I am going to do my best to pay you all back with a TR, through the eyes of a first timer. Im hoping for a live TR, but it might end up just being random drunken musings and pics. Promise to do my best but don’t fault me if im overwhelmed. Here is my first intro to the board and my initial list of questions (if you want to go back to the beginning) – https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/new-to-board-first-vegas-trip-tons-of-questions.135555/ Background – Already a regular in local casinos and gamble on just about anything, getting to visit LV for the first time. Not sure why it took so long, but I have 3 days to make up for it. Going down with a buddy who has been many times, so he is sending me out on my own while he sits back and relaxes. The Plan – I am going to do my best to hit as many casinos as possible on the strip (and maybe even downtown) in 3 days. Basically grab a drink, hit and run a slot and/or table and then move on. I know its a lot of walking, but this is how I tend to do first trips at places so it will be fine. Many of you will say (or at least think) that this doesn’t sound fun but I couldn’t be more excited. Im hoping to give my “first timers” thoughts/opinions on every casino, the views, the buildings, the people, everything as I go. If there is anything you want my thoughts/opinions on as I go let me know. Everything I know going into this trip is from you guys so whatever I can do to pay you back. Remember, I really have no past to shape any opinions. Friday – Land in LV around 11pm. Gonna try to check in at Ballys and see the last fountain show at Bellagio and then hit Caesars. I am the most superstitious gambler you will ever meet, so I have a few places in Caesars I need to rub. Try to get a couple hours sleep afterwards. This night will hinge on just how much I am able to sleep on the plane on the way in. Havent decided if I want to try the $20 trick for a Jubilee room. Wont be spending much time in the room but an upgrade would add something to the experience. Saturday – Breakfast at Mon Ami (7am) and then head south going through every strip casino til I get to Tropicana. Cross the street and head down to Mandalay Bay and then every casino back up to Cosmo. I want to eat lunch at China Poblano even though nobody ever mentions it. The menu just seems too interesting to pass up and I’m definitely not a high roller that can hit some of the fancier places. I do have a list of places in many casinos I want to stop at and see along the way. Cross over the bridge back to Planet Hollywood and back up to Paris where I will meet my buddy at Beer Park. The hope here is that I can do all this and be at Beer Park before 8pm so I can catch the end of the Big Ten Championship game with him. Wish me luck. He then wants to take me to Downtown to see Fremont St. I want to, but the body will tell me if I can. Anybody think I can walk all of the south end of the strip and do Downtown in 1 day/night? Feel free to start placing bets now, but I am just competitive enough to do it. Sunday – Today I recover. Buddy is going to find a good sportsbook and we plan on making a bunch of NFL bets and just watching games all day long. The initial thought right now is Bally’s or Bellagio, but we may take the tram up to Westgate. The big thing is where can we find a comfy place with good drink rules, Im gonna let him figure that out. We had thought about Caesars but its $100 for 3 hours and that’s the home base for the PBR parties in town that weekend. Not gonna be low key. No real food plans today. Probably just whatever is around the chosen sportsbook. 1 bet I am foolishly going to make -- 3 of the home state teams are playing Sunday. NFL, NHL, NBA. Sounds like a perfect parlay. I wonder which team is going to screw me this time. After the games I’m thinking of heading over to O’Sheas. Seems like a fun casino on a Saturday night. Probably hit the Linc and the promenade too. If downtown didn’t happen Saturday night then it may happen tonight instead. Monday – Last day, have the north end of the strip to do. Depending on how I feel I am going to stop at either Serendipity 3 or HHAGG for breakfast. Need to start at Cromwell and work my way up to Wynn, then cross over to TI and back down. Again with a list of a few places here and there I want to check out along the way. I need to be back to Bellagio for dinner buffet at 3. I will have a BOGO from myVegas (I should probably figure out how to redeem that). We are eating early so we can then roll to a sportsbook and watch MNF (starting at 5) with a few additional bets placed and drinks consumed. Flight out is the red-eye at 11-something back to Detroit. I am also planning on getting a $1 chip from every casino I hit and doing some slot golf. These are my ploys to keep me from sitting down at a table somewhere and spending every day gambling (which I would normally do). If I can keep moving towards my goals of getting as many chips as possible, and completing my slot golf, my competitiveness will win out over my inner degenerate and I can keep moving. That’s 25 or so casinos, give or take, plus Downtown. That’s another good bet for the board members - I think the over/under for actually visited would start at 20? So, thats the plan going into this. Lets hope its not trashed by day 2. If you are in town and see me lets have a beer. If you happen to see me passed out somewhere please prop me up against something soft. Thank you. This is either going to be epic or a complete dumpster fire, definitely no in-between. All right ramblers…. Lets get ramblin!