Over the past few years I've been drawn into more regular degeneracy due to some good gambling results and the fact that my crack-whore like Canadian friends from Lethbridge twitch like Lindsay Lohan in rehab if they go 30 days without a Vegas trip. Now that the "worm has turned" on the winning streak, and post-recession work demands and family commitments have ramped up, I find myself questioning the veracity of my 10-trips-a-year strategy. Much like my son during a game of Stratego, I have decided to flip the board and take a gander at where my opponents pieces are lined up. Or in this case, take another look at my low-play, high-number of trips approach. From a time-frame perspective, I am now limited to an absolute max of 5 trips per year. Being a realist, and prefering to budget conservatively, I like to assume all Vegas funds budgeted will be lost in a given year. Give the additional impact of ever-decreasing comps and ever-increasing flight prices and annoyance, I'm leaning towards less trips. I am curious, what would others do? Given the following options for spending $10,000 per year allocated for Vegas, which would you choose? #1 5 Trips per year. $2,000 budget per trip. #2 2 Trips per year. $5,000 budget per trip. #3 1 Trip per year. $10,000 budget. 5 nights at Bellagio, $2,000/night gambling budget. #4 1 Trip per year. $10,000 budget. 3 nights at Bellagio, $3,000/night gambling budget, room upgrade to a Penthouse.