After 4 failed attempts at my usual once-every-3-months trips to the promised land, plan E was going to actually happen. Thursday morning 6:30 am check in for my 8 am flight. No one in precheck or the regular line, in and out of security in under 5 minutes. The line for Starbucks was longer! My usual preflight breakfast with the racing form for Belmont weekend. No in flight mimosa ( customary) but the smoothest nonstop flight got us there in less than two hours.cab ride with the set rate $23 got me to Bellagio by 10:30 am. Was checking my bag with the bellman and he said they would check us in without early check in fee. After a quick temporal (forehead) temperature scan, got right up to the desk and on my way to my room. My view-day Night 11:30 reservation at Hexx-for brunch- very good! Paris had just opened that morning at 10 am, so after breakfast I thought “hey! First day open, their slots will be loose, right?” Wrong! Oh well. Back to Bellagio for a couple hours of give and take on the Slots. Back to my room to dress for dinner reservation at Prime. First time eating there- was impressed with every part of it. The service was great, the wine list impressive and the food delicious. Had the filet (served with 3 sauces-(Bearnaise, - peppercorn -Soy something or other. ) and mushrooms sautéed in white wine. Also a glass of Riesling that was also delicious. Spent the evening with friends at Cosmo- we did a $1000 group pull (5 of us). Never seen money go so fast in my life! I guess $20/spin doesn’t go too far when you’re not hitting lol. We had a great time just the same. Slept like the dead . End of day one.