I have been to Vegas over 40 times, and I have only stayed downtown once, and that was in 1989. Since that stay, I have been downtown only once more when the Fremont Street Experiace Opened and that was for about an hour. A year and a half ago, I brought a girlfriend out with me on a business trip, and she loved Vegas. Since then, I have not been back out, but she went with her mother and she went to downtown. Of course, she had great luck, and thinks it is so awesome, that she wants to stay there when we head back in October (Thursday-Sunday). Of course being the sap I am, I said yes dear, we can stay downtown, I agree, it will be a great time!! What a puss I am. Anyway I need help with a couple of things. First, I take it the Golden Nugget is the nicest place to stay? I also read the Plaza has remolded and is supposed to be cool now? Where should I stay? Second, I will be wanting to bet and watch a ton of football on Saturday and Sunday. What place has the best sportsbook? Can I reserve a table? I need a place that has more than 5 TVs, and where I can sit all day and bet and watch football. I do not care about free drinks, If I need one, I will buy one. Third, fun bars to hang out at. My GF loves to go to bars and people watch and have a good time. Any crazy places downtown? Is Hogs and Heifers still there? When I say good time I mean bands, dancing, getting crazy!! I have a budget of 3k a day gambling. Mostly play craps, some $25 a hand BJ, and $1 VP if I find a good machine. For football bets, I have a crazy system and will bet a $20 money line game up to a $200 two teamer. Thanks for all of your help and insight!!!