Well, a little short of 48 hours to takeoff, so let's get this trip report rolling: Two nights at Venetian, the Venetian stay is for the $250,000 Dual Slot tournament The first is a $100,000 slot tournament on Saturday. For mid-rollers like me free entry, and finishing in the top ten gains entry into the $150,000 tournament on Sunday. Higher rollers get entry into both tournaments (or is it maybe just the Sunday tournament?) @Flowers - were you invited to both tournaments on the $250,000 weekend or just the Sunday one?. No idea if there is a separate "buy-in" to the Sunday tournament. Then, on to Cosmopolitan for two nights at Cosmopolitan (comped and resort fees waived) to check Cosmopolitan out and see whether my luck would justify me making level there. The meal schedule is "full", and among the meals Dinners Nabe w/ @eliza CUT - w/BFF gonna make sure we have room for the deconstructed banana cream Pie. Got a $200 custom comp from Playstudios to cover this For the last two dinners, BFF and I are going "dutch". He picked one and I picked one. For my selection, I was going to choose Beauty and Essex (Cosmopolitan), but didn't feel like "breaking the bank", so I chose: Ellis Island - going to compare the prime Rib with other price comparable selections, like Jerry's Nugget and Magnolia's BFF chose for Monday dinner Shabuya - A new restaurant in Chinatown. It is new and appears to be like Nabe, AYCE Sushi and HotPot Lunches Hong Kong Cafe (Palazzo) w/ @44inarow Lotus of Siam - with local buddy Jason Silverton - gotta use up comps Breakfasts Jerry's Nugget Saginaw's - going to use Club One comps Should be lots of food porn. Other things on my list are: Over to CET (Cromwell, probably to get some Year of the OX TR cards. Area 15 for a lengthier and more detailed visit. Trip to Searchlight to leave off a belated V'Day gift for PFGF Iris. Play off some (or all) of the $1100 in match play chips at the D (since I'm using a food comp at Saginaw's) Test out my new phone. I got 5G on Verizon for <$500. I bought the TCL 10 5G UW phone to replace my Samsung Galaxy S8+. I just couldn't justify spending $1000 for a phone, but I did want 5G on Verizon. Wish me luck!!! I hope this isn't like last trip when I go down the rabbit hole early, and then find that elusive bottle of elixir that "makes me big".