My fiancee (at the time-now my wife)and I spent eight days in Las Vegas at the end of May. The biggest thing we did was get married but I had a long list of other things that I wanted to do on this trip that did not get done. One of those things was to make my first visit to the Cosmopolitan. Another was to check out the setup of the World Series of Poker. With less than 3 hours before I needed to get in bed before departing the next day, I took a cab from Caesars out to Rio and spent an hour or so checking things out. I hated not having more time to spend there but I needed to check out Cosmo so I caught a cab down there. Once there, I walked around to see what was going on there. I played some video poker at the Chandelier Bar and thought it was truly beautiful but it just didn't have that gambling vibe to me. So I walked over to Bond but I didn't see an open seat on the side of the bar that lets you watch all the people walking by on the strip. That was a major reason to me for playing there. That left the Sports Book Bar and that is where I went. This was more my style anyway. It had friendly and efficient bartenders with patrons that actually seemed there to gamble. I was inside of my last hour of my last night in Las Vegas when I kept a hand of 10 of spades, J of spades, and K of spades. I was absolutely dumbfounded with the Q of spades and A of spades filled in the blanks. Jackpot. I was playing dollars so that was a very much appreciated $4,0000 win for me. I still had $150 on my meter after they counted out the 40 $100 bills for my handpay so I played a little longer and enjoyed the congratulations of the bar crew. I tipped out the bartenders pretty well and hit the street for the walk back to Caesars. It was an easy walk because I felt like I was walking on air after my good fortune. This was the first Royal I have hit since one at Harrah's New Orleans three years ago. I spend a fair amount of time in casinos (mostly New Orleans & MS Gulf Coast) and play a LOT of VP when I am there so I felt like I was overdue. One other oddity of this trip to Las Vegas is that my fiancee (The Baboo) also hit a Royal on this trip. Hers was a .25 Royal at Gustav's at Paris where we were staying at the time. She was pretty happy with her thousand dollars. It's funny because we walked up at the same time. Her machine had a bar stool and mine did not. As a gentleman, I had to let her have that machine and it gave her a Royal. That was her second one and this one made eight for me. We have NEVER both hit Royals on the same trip so this was truly a first. Fortune truly smiled on me as I got a wife and a $4,000 Royal on one trip.