This trip was scheduled around the AMOA convention on 9/14-16. It was to be myself and my business partner but he was forced to cancel out. As it turns out, the AMOA show was the least enjoyable part of the trip. 9/13 Checked in at the FlamingO with a room overlooking the pool. Air conditioner kept it nice and cold all week. I caught Forever Plaid at the Gold Coast with an old friend and recent LV resident. The show was very enjoyable and reasonably priced with the LVG 2-1 coupon. Also went to the GC buffet witha 2-1. The food was varied and fine fare. Returned to the FlamingO and played some PaiGow hitting a royal flush with $5 on the bonus (150-1). Played a few more hands and cashed out. On the way back to the room, I dropped $40 into the $5 WOF slot that seemed to have hit constantly back in July. I hit the spin and the wheel stopped on $1199! What a great start. I headed to bed up ~$1500 and I had only been in town for 8 hours. 9/14 Took the monorail over to the convention center. The show was geared mostly toward the redemption game industry and my interest is pinball, so I had wandered the floor and seen what I was interested in in under an hour. So much for three days. I saw that there was an interesting talk coming up at 1, so I headed over to the Hilton to check out their casino until then. broke about even there and caught the very good talk for ~3 hours. I walked over to the strip and headed south, bypassing the WYNN and grabbing a late lunch at the Venetian. Met up with my friend downtown briefly and decided to head up to the strip to catch the comedy show at the Riv. Stopped at the Ho for a Ho dog , but the sheer size of it scared me away. My friend risked it and ate all but the last inch or so. I opted for the shrimp cocktail. Saw Diane Ford and two other comics. All were funny. Back at the FlamingO, I played some LIR but my luck from the night before was waning. 9/15 I looked at the schedule for the show and there was nothing that even tempted me to return. So I gambled around midstrip getting together with my friend and his wife for dinner at the Paris Buffet. The food was varied and good, the deserts were great! A little more gambling and then to bed. 9/16 I had now been in Vegas for three days and had not had to touch my gaming money yet. If only I had stopped gaming then. But gambling is why I like Vegas. I will continue the report later. It is approaching nap time.