Introduction: Never tried to do a trip report, because nowadays my Vegas trips are really really boring, even to myself. Years ago, I would carry my big DSLR to take tons of pictures in Vegas, now I don't even bother to take out my phone. Beside gambling, I have nothing to show, no food porn, drink porn etc. I only eat at buffets in Vegas and don't drink anything other than water, not even sparkling water. Food and drink has never been my reason to go to Vegas. I had a low rolling solo trip just before Christmas. I like Vegas the week before Christmas, absolutely the lowest season of the year. No crowd, no line, no waiting. In 2016 I went with my family that time, stayed at Red Rock and really enjoyed it. Didn't gamble much that trip, but I had one of my best gambling experiences: no matter what I played, I always won. On the way heading to the airport, with luggage in tow, I put $5 into a $1 VP machine nearby without even looking the game or the paytable, fully intended to lose it. But it dealt me a straight flush for $250. I really hoped I spent more time gambling that trip but together with a large family, I just couldn't indulge myself. Gambling is my #1 hobby, but family still much more important. This trip I stayed at Plaza and TI, 2 nights each with 1 night overlap. Free slot plays: $150 at TI, $50 each day at Plaza. I also had $100 at Silverton which doesn't require hotel stay (typical for local casinos.) As a real low rolling trip, I only brought $800 cash with me. I didn't plan to play much this trip, just wanted to enjoy the good weather and Christmas decorations. That's only 1/3 of my usual Vegas trip bankroll. Of course I can always withdraw cash from Chase or BoA branches in Vegas if I need cash. I've done that many times in the past. Tuesday: Arrive in the evening, Uber to Plaza. check-in is very easy now. They installed 4(?) Kiosks for self check-in/out. I was given a mini suite in the south tower. Big room. It has the K-cup coffee machine and free k-cups, as well as free water bottles in the fridge. House keepers restock them everyday. Kudos to Plaza. After settled down, I went to the player's club to get my daily free-play (you have to do it each day). Then headed to their full pay VP machines. Plaza has many good VP machines, all now accepting free-play. That's a big improvement comparing to a couple of years ago. That's also one of the main reasons I like to stay and play there now. Within 3 minutes, I got this. Even though very few players in the casino at that time, I still waited no less than 30 minutes to get paid. Maybe because they didn't see hand-pays often during the low season, they were not prepared. The good thing is, from that moment on, I never touched my own bankroll (spoiler). In fact, I never used my bankroll in the first place this trip. At the end of the day, I managed to only lose $300 back. +$1700 for the first day. Wednesday: Wednesday morning, took a picture in the room, very nice before sunrise. The picture doesn't do it justice. Played at Plaza for half a day and then moved (not checking out Plaza) to TI. I also visited and played at Gold Coast and Palace Station, two of my favorite places. Thursday: Went to Downtown again in the morning, had breakfast buffet at MSS. Played at Plaza for a while, then self checked out at the Kiosk. Before checking out, I went to the player's club. The lady there told me I reached King tier. Didn't know how many points I earned during my stay. I didn't eat there (Plaza has no buffet) or use any food/drink credit. So I didn't need backend comps. Later in the day, went to Silverton to get my free-play and had dinner there. Gave them 3-4 hours play to keep my offers coming. OK, now I will skip the detail, only show the pictures. Don't remember exactly which picture from where or when. It doesn't matter anyway. I did have my fair share of Aces. The following is 4 Aces with a kicker. Unfortunately it's in the wrong game. Two more hand pays: When I stayed at TI, visited Wynn/Encore and Venetian/Palazzo to check out the Christmas decorations. Only took 1 picture at Wynn to show that I have been there. Other than VP, I played some slot machines as well. I love and also hate the Buffalos. Here is a good one I got at Plaza Thursday morning. Friday: No gambling. Checked out TI in the morning around 7am, then Uber to the airport. Summary: After all expenses paid for, balance at the end of the trip: +$8500. In my definition: a successful trip = bringing back home entire bankroll + at least half of W2-G amount. Some people consider bringing back part of the bankroll is a success. I fully understand their point. But I use my definition. For this trip, my W2-G total was $8000 and I brought home $8500 without touching my bankroll. So I consider it a successful trip. Someone may ask: do you have bad trips? Oh yeah, God forbid, too many. So many trips I lost my shirt. There were some trips I couldn't even hit a single 4OAK. 2017 I had total 6 trips, only 2 good ones. The best one was my spring trip in March. 2nd best was this trip. Other trips all pretty bad. Next trip already booked, 3 nights at Caesars Palace on Feb 24-27. Probably will double book Palace Station to get FP, not decide yet. Most of my Vegas trips are more or less the same, 3 nights, 2 days, with pure gambling.