(My apologies in advance for the wall of text...) Hey guys, I've been lurking this board for about a month in preparation for my first Vegas trip. I'm going for my 30th birthday in 10 days, my significant other and I (plus my brother) will be first timers and are staying at Planet Hollywood for 3 nights. We're traveling with my mom, step dad, and grandmother who have all been to Vegas multiple times (they're staying at Bally's thanks to some comps). I know they will be venturing off the strip more (Hoover Dam, Freemont St) to do things they haven't done on previous trips, but since we will be there for our first time we really want to soak up the strip so I'm looking for any tips or suggestions. We are all pretty big gamblers (no crazy bankrolls, about 1k each set aside for purely gambling for the 3 nights). I'm trying to get better at blackjack because I think it's a little more straightforward and I've played a bit at more local places that have the virtual dealer I've seen on here, but never at an actual table. Truthfully, I know it's the lowest odds, but slots are our favorites (Buffalos FTW). My mom really wants us to go to Fremont St with them and I'm sure we will, but I do think I'll primarily stick to the strip with it being my first time. What casinos would you recommend? I've found the posts about daily play to be helpful and something I hadn't thought about, we aren't chasing comps, but should we stick to primarily Ceasers casinos because of where we are staying? We bundled our flights/hotel through Southwest Vacations so I don't think there will be much they can do in terms of comps for our hotel from my understanding, but I know we will want to go back soon (and thankfully the family paid for mine/SO's flights as a birthday present so I'm not that worried about the hotel since it came down to us only paying $300 for the 3 nights at PH). So I guess my biggest questions are... -Did we make an ok choice to stay at PH? If not what should we consider for the next go-around and where should we play to get offers for other places. -Where would you recommend playing while on the strip? (Again, primarily slots unless I can convince SO to indulge in some blackjack for better odds) -Should I give in and go with the family to Fremont St or save that for the next trip? (I'm going to pass on the Hoover Dam tour and they are already aware of it, I am sure that it is awesome but that's not exactly what I'm looking to do for my first Vegas trip) -None of the shows are particularly interesting to me, any recommendations? (but that will probably change once there, I've only ever spent 1-2 nights at casinos they have in Oklahoma or making day trips to Oaklawn which is here in Arkansas, and with many of them there weren't many other options for things to get out and do so we just gambled the whole time.) Plus we regularly travel to concerts and just got back from Taylor Swift in Kansas City and will be going to Nashville early October to see another artist we like. -I didn't look at conventions before going, it looks like ASIS will be going on while we are there? Will places be packed because of this? My mom and step dad are renting a bigger vehicle that will fit everyone if we did decide to venture off the strip with them so finding transportation won't be too much of an issue. We are arriving at 5pm LV time on Sunday evening and departing early afternoon on Wednesday.