Headed to Vegas again for the opening weekend of March Madness! This will be my 6th trip overall and 2nd March Madness voyage - I went for opening weekend last year and had a blast, so it was an easy choice to pull the trigger for another go at it. Will do my best to keep this live and include pictures. Summary of my itinerary: Flights - arriving EARLY on Wednesday 3/14, flying home 3/20. Both flights via Southwest points. Hotels: MGM Grand (3/14 - 3/16) - mlife gaming offers weren’t looking great but I got a very appealing rate via the Crown & Anchor offer. Run-of-house room (which I understand to be a step up from the West Wing King) and $150 resort credit (some restrictions I’m sure, but not complaining). Anyone got a guess as to whether or not they’ll get me in a room when I show up prior to 7AM? Downtown Grand (3/16 - 3/19) - found a solid rate on Black Friday and haven’t seen an opportunity to improve on it since. Have heard good things about the rooms, but will likely watch games at The D (which is where we stayed last year). A buddy from college is joining me again for this portion of the trip. Linq (3/19 - 3/20) - comped via the Total Rewards calendar. All three of these hotels will be first-time stays for me. Looking forward to exploring different properties than I’m used to. Planning on watching as much basketball as my eyes can handle, betting on games (and other typical casino offerings) and eating/drinking at a semi-responsible level. Will sprinkle in a few myVEGAS rewards as well. Likely gambling focus will be (not in order) hoops, blackjack, pai gow, roulette, and bubble craps. Pretty much everything but slots (save for freeplay) and UTH/Let-it-Ride type games are likely to see some play. No other concrete plans/goals - just really looking forward to some time away from work and living at my own pace.