This will probably be long and rambling, but Miller light will do that. My husband was 35 the first time we went-he is now 70. We stayed at Westward Ho on a junket, and loved it. Champagne Fountains, Bloddy Mary Fountains, free goodies for the kids. Circus Circus fanny packs, decks of cards,white gloves,ashtrays,and coin buckets. We never stayed on the strip again. My sister worked at Gold Spike, and she got us free rooms at Nevada Club. Over the years we upgraded to Gold Spike, Then El Cortez for many years. We met and talked to Jackie Gaughan many times, but then when the tower rooms went non smoking, we moved to the D-Fitz. I dont thinkt that we ever paid for a room. There are so many stories we have-just like you all do. Vegas then or now is something you love of hate. We love it.