Okay, some random thoughts, typed on the flight home, to wrap up: You will likely have noticed that I did not set foot in a Caesars property. It’s been rehashed a lot here on VMB, so I won’t belabor the point, except to say that MGM treated me well, so I gave them all my spend and gamble. Caesars cut my offers almost completely, so I did the same. It’s a shame, because Caesars Sportsbook and the Paris casino floor are two of my favorite places in Vegas, but it’s just not worth it to me right now, and I found perfectly good alternatives. Park MGM is a really great property and may become my new home base. From service to restaurants to non-smoking to location, it’s miles better than similar-range places I’ve seen and stayed. (Poor Mirage, you’ve got competition). The rooms are nice and plenty big enough for one person. The bathrooms are great, especially the big shower and good water pressure. I think that MGM really shot themselves in the foot by staying open during the remodel. I had an impression that Park MGM really was not good, and I bet lots of other people got that same impression from walking through an unfinished resort. Table limits were generally up, but not shockingly so. I agree that $5 craps is probably gone from the strip and most of downtown, and it’s unlikely to come back. And I’m fine with that. There are craps machines everywhere that have $3 or $5 mins. Sorry if it’s not what you prefer, but you can’t always have everything you want when and where you want it. There was never a problem finding $10 craps within a short walk from anywhere I went. This trip really solidified for me that I should alter the way I do Vegas, and vacations in general, a bit. I have always wanted to do as much new stuff as possible, and repeat experiences as little as possible. But as I get older, and I know what I like more and more, there’s nothing wrong with doing what I want over and over. That’ll likely mean fewer off-strip day trips and maybe no more downtown. My time in Vegas is limited enough as it is. I am also willing to pay more for convenience and less willing to go out of my way for a bargain as my bankroll gets bigger. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a good deal and I won’t still try to maximize my comps, but I’m not gonna wait around when $10 will get me what I want NOW. The American Casino Guide was more trouble than it was worth, did not actually provide much value for me, and I felt a little silly/cheap carrying around coupons. Lots of the deals are two-for-ones, so if you travel in pairs and you like the sorts of establishments in the book, the of course by all means. But never again for me. All the new casinos I saw (Circa, Resorts) are stupendous. The re-named ones (OYO, Virgin, Sahara ) are a mixed bag. But it’s nice that Vegas is expanding its offerings. Transportation on the ground remains a bit of a challenge, but not maddeningly so. I’d recommend to everyone to maximize your options by having Lyft and Uber, but also using taxis. It’s not worth saving $3 to waste 15minutes of a vacation. At least not to me. Betting on baseball is stupid and betting on the Olympics is stupider. But I already knew that. I don’t think I had a successful blackjack session this whole trip. 3-2 vs 6-5 vs even money doesn’t matter if you never won a hand. I always think I’m going to have fun playing bj, and I rarely do. I was really honored to see so many of the names that I recognize from TRs on here following along. I’ve learned so much from so many of you, and you’re almost like celebrities to me after following your exploits. Thanks for the support and encouragement, and thanks for taking the time to write your reports. I do this selfishly, because I like to have a record of my trips to revisit in the future, but I hope you all got some enjoyment out of it, too. Mask use was widespread and pretty consistently enforced. I thought that it would be a hindrance to enjoying Vegas, but it really wasn’t at all. I’ll tread carefully here because I don’t want to run afoul of the VMB rules, but I want to say that if you are so offended by talk of vaccines and masks in someone’s report on their trip to Las Vegas, a reasonable reaction would be to unfollow that person’s TR, rather than reporting it to the moderators. You also might want to reevaluate what you’re actually mad about and have some serious self-reflection about what your priorities are in life. I also want to thank the mods for their reasonable and fair handling of everything. With my job and life these days, it’s hard to get to Vegas more than once every few years. I may try to get out for a holiday weekend sometime in this next year, but that’d likely be all until 2024 or later. I’ll be in the DC area for the next year. Maybe we can do a MGM National Harbor meet up for those in the area. Thanks again, and good luck to all.