Win 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points (and more) in celebration of the Hyatt/MGM partnership!

On Thursday I wrote about the exciting Hyatt & MGM partnership which went live that day, which is really exciting news for both Gold Passport members and M life members.

As a Gold Passport Diamond member I’m not only excited about the reciprocal elite benefits (tier matching begins in August), but I’m also excited about earning and redeeming Gold Passport points in Las Vegas. For the most part Las Vegas hotels are reasonably priced (and with this partnership you have a dozen to choose from), so I think for the most part I’ll be earning points through this partnership. But Las Vegas hotels also experience massive price fluctuations based on events going on there, so at times it can also be valuable to redeem Gold Passport points as well.

What you can win

To celebrate the new partnership, Hyatt has given me some pretty cool swag to give away, including:

  • 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, enough for one night at any category six hotel, including the Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, and THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, or multiple nights at many lower category hotels
  • Two Las Vegas show tickets
  • One MGM Resort Experience (Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, or The Roller Coaster at New York-New York)

How to enter

To enter, just leave a comment on this post completing the following sentence:

“When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…”

You may enter once per calendar day (defined as 12:00AM PT to 11:59PM PT) through Thursday, June 27 at 11:59 PST.

At that point I’ll choose a winner using random.org, and they’ll be notified on Friday. When entering, please be sure you’re using a valid email address at which you can be contacted.

Thanks to Hyatt for sponsoring this giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

Comments

  1. When in Vegas you are in luck when you leave UP! Has the random .org generator ever picked the first comment?

  2. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you are second person winning by leaving the comment?! Serious, my answer will getting a suite upgrade if you know how to “tip” the front checking agent.

  3. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when… you survive eating a quadruple bypass burger at Heart Attack Grill!

  4. …you realize there is a lot to do just outside of Vegas, for a change of pace. Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, (Even Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Area 51 are within reason), along with The Pinball Hall of Fame, of course.

  5. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t end up with a tiger and Mike Tyson in your bachelor party.

  6. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…… you are so money, and you don’t even know it (Swingers)

  7. When in Vegas you’re in luck when you realize you don’t have to walk all the way down the Strip to catch a great show!

  8. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you see the weinermobile pass by you on the strip.

  9. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your hubby agrees to have your marriage vows renewed with Elvis officiating.

  10. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you are a hyatt diamond & can take advantage of the new partnership between Hyatt and MGM!!!!

  11. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… your friends gamble degenerately and the hotel gets comped. 🙂

  12. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can you can leverage the Hyatt/MGM partnership with a mattress run for multiple stay credits.

  13. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you not only can get Hyatt points, but tons of kitchy souvenirs by walking around handing in coupons

  14. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get VDBed just before your plane goes MX for 19 hours (true story).

  15. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t gain at least 10 lbs from all the awesome buffets.

  16. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your hanging out with Lucky and mattress running at these new MGM hotels to maintain Hyatt Diamond status!

  17. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you are able to keep your commitment to not lose more than x dollars.

  18. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t lose any money and still have a good time

  19. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the swimming pool at your property stays open past 9pm.”

  20. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when it is not the middle of summer and over 113F and you decided to walk the strip anyways

  21. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can book enough rooms for all your friends to stay.

  22. When in las Vegas you’re in luck when your upgrade cleared to get there,your room was upgraded and you don’t have to walk 20 miles to get outside.

  23. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you put one quarter in the slot machine and hit for $250! (which actually happened to my husband while waiting for our departing flight!!!)

  24. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t miss your early morning flight back home after a night of drinking, gambling and clubbing!!

  25. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your connections get you into top tier day clubs at any time of the day as a VIP. Especially as a guy.

  26. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the cocktail waitress comes around the cheap slots more than once!

  27. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your roommate doesn’t throw up in bathroom… not saying that happens to me on a regular basis or anything…

  28. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you can use the pool at Mandalay Bay as a Hyatt Diamond member

  29. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you do not wake up with a massive headache and remembering what happened the previous night.

  30. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when….well, I can’t tell, because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

  31. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you end up winning at the slot machines at the airport itself!

  32. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… you find something else other than slot machines that are loose…

  33. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when it’s a football Sunday and you hit your 10 team parlay.

  34. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you come back to the hotel with more than $20 in your pocket!

  35. – The sun is shining, you’re having great drinks at a great Vegas pool, with reservations for a great dinner and a great show, and the poker has been great.

  36. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up with a wedding ring on made of rice krispy treats.

  37. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you keep driving into the beautiful desert countryside nearby.

  38. When in Las Vegas you’re in luck when you get to leave right away. (I didn’t care for Vegas at all.)

  39. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you have a chance to see a show you’ve always wanted to see there!

  40. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you take down Doyle Brunson at the no-limit table

  41. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you are not hit by the Vdara death ray while tanning at the pool.

  42. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’re not there attending a Librarian conference.

  43. When in Las Vegas you’re in luck when you don’t remember a thing to feel guilty about

  44. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the slot machine gods give you big payout, $$$$!!, on the first pull (happened to ne once, not giving up hope that it can happen again!)”

  45. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up next day with Tyson’s tiger in your room :).

  46. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when …. You wake up the second morning and find you’ve got no money but you have the maid next to your bed asking if you’d like to be serviced!

  47. …your wife hits for $500 on a 3 card poker hand after sitting down at a casino table for the first time in her life (true story – very first deal – pretty unreal)

  48. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when Nick Pappagiorgio gives you his entry to the Ferrari giveaway.

  49. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave with more money than you arrived with.

  50. When you’re in Vegas, you’re in luck when you remember the system is designed to beat you, and act accordingly

  51. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck because you got lucky thanks to Lucky having a cool Hyatt contest.

  52. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can get seated at the buffet without waiting in line for hours on any holiday long weekend.

  53. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your favorite blogger drops 22,000 Hyatt ponts into your account.

  54. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your hotel stay earns points and you find a Wheel of Fortune slot machine without a chain smoker next to you!

  55. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up and there are no animals in your hotel room.

  56. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you get bumped on your way home so you get to spend an extra afternoon in Vegas and get a voucher for your next trip!

  57. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you actually leave the hotel/casino and see daylight.

  58. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points thanks to Lucky!

  59. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the taxi driver doesn’t take the highway (longer route) from the airport!

  60. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…
    You are staying for free thanks to hyatt points!

  61. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when nobody posts a picture of you acting like a fool on Facebook!

  62. I test my luck at the airport slots. When I win, I’m lucky, otherwise I might as well get back on the plane.

  63. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you start off with a nice cash bankroll…lose 95% of your cash in the first day, but manage to get yourself back to what you started the trip with or more before you exit stage left!

  64. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get to stay for free thanks to Hyatt Gold Passport points!

  65. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…
    You wake up in your hotel room bathtub and are relived all your organs are still intact…. and functioning 😉

  66. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the slots start distributing HGP points instead of pennies.

  67. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you leave with more money than you arrived with!

  68. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… well, I’d tell you, but ya know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

  69. When in las Vegas, you’re in luck when you score an upgrade by having elite status with m life.

  70. When in Vegas you are in luck when you leave with the same amount of money that you came with.

  71. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you lose $400 and then win $3000.
    🙂
    True story.

  72. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your plane arrives at the airport and you realize your vacation has begun! (ending up with some cash left in your wallet is also nice)

  73. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get moved to the first row for David Copperfield from your Tix4Tonight seat!

  74. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you’re just connecting! (I live in northern Nevada, so I’m allowed to disparage Vegas)

  75. When in Las Vegas, you are in luck when you get a free night at the Palazzo using your Chase annual free night certificate!

  76. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you make it home safely with only minimal memory loss.

  77. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you hit a jackpot parked in front of a slot machine with a bloody mary in hand at 8:00 am in the morning!

  78. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the hotel oversold the rooms and you got a free suite at other neighboring hotel with breakfast coupons, buffet coupons, show coupons and countless apology

  79. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when … you tip the dealers after every big win. The good karma will do wonders for your luck!

  80. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you deliberately miss that cheapest early morning flight and get out on the first one you standby for to get home.

  81. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave for home and you have cash in your pockets.

  82. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when.. i have enough money on my wallet to take the taxi to the airport.

  83. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you want a little realness and a break from the glitz – because you can go to Ellis Island (behind Planet Ho’) for the $7.99 steak special and some time playing on the old timey slot machines in the cool, dark, homey casino.

  84. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you experience the true meaning of what happens in vegas stays in vegas.

  85. When in Vegas you’re in luck when you spend your day enjoying the beauty of the area and NOT losing your money in the casinos!

  86. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up in the morning super hungover, and discover that in your drunken stupor the night before you’d been wise enough to pick up a huge bottle of Powerade from the 7-Eleven, and although you hadn’t been smart enough to put it in the mini-fridge, you had left it unopened on the bedside table, ready to be consumed by your future, more thirsty self.

  87. When in Las Vegas you’re in luck when your wallet increases in girth instead of your belly!

  88. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you spend all night at the tables and walk outside just as the sun rises over the mountains.

  89. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t lose any more than you had allocated!

  90. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up in your hotel room and there is no tiger in your bathroom.

  91. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… you don’t spend all day in casinos and spare some time to see the sky outside

  92. When in Las Vegas, you know you’re in luck, when you are hanging out with the best friends in the world and all on a winning streak cleaning out the tables. Of course, having a penthouse suite comped by the Hyatt to go back to celebrate in with supermodels is even luckier 😉

  93. When in Las Vegas, you know you’re in luck when you leave with more money than you came with.

  94. When in Las Vegas, you are in luck when your significant other calls and you can answer and talk.

  95. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you have won enough Gold Passport points to book a free trip and show tickets thanks to Boarding Area.com

  96. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the bouncer doesn’t demand a $100 ‘entrance processing fee’. 🙂

  97. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck if you are able to enjoy the comforts of Hyatt and have a good roll of the dice

  98. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when Lucky’s given you the points for your stay!

  99. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you walk by a muppet handing out club promotion cards on the strip.

  100. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you score a free room upgrade with a “suite” view of the strip.

  101. When in Vegas you’re in luck when you are smashed drunk and the wedding chapel is thankfully closed.

  102. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can get your flight and suite on points. You are already ahead!!

  103. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can get free stays and more for reading one mile at a time!

  104. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you find a $100 casino chip on the ledge in the bathroom!

  105. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you meet an exotic dancer in the adjacent seat on your flight in.

  106. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you see your surly FA from the flight that day bust at the craps table!

  107. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave with more money than you arrived with!

  108. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you get to the front of the line with your girlfriends! Time to dance!

  109. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you sit by a lucky person playing blackjack and the whole table is winning

  110. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up not remembering what happened the night before.

  111. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when all your numbers come out of the roulette wheel

  112. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the taxi queue at McCarran has less than 20 people ahead of you.

  113. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… you start making arrangements to leave by private plane.

  114. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you arrive at LAS and win at the airport slot machine. It’s a good sign.

  115. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your daughter drags you to the mall and you win the slot machine jackpot while she’s spending your money on an overpriced t shirt.

  116. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get upgraded to a penthouse suite without having to gamble the next day!

  117. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you didn’t gain 5 lbs from eating at the buffet every day.

  118. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your favorite performer is playing at the MGM Grand.

  119. When in Vegas, you’re in luck because you can eat buffets at every MGM hotel, then realize you live only 5 minutes from vegas in Henderson where you keep the Alka Seltzer

  120. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can eat every MGM buffet , retire to the MGM condo you own at MGM Signature, then realize you left the Alka Seltzer at home…in Henderson, 5 minutes away

  121. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get to leave with more money then you came in with. thanks

  122. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave, you still have some cash left in your pocket to take a taxi

  123. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when….you are reminded of memories of your younger wilder days. I’m smiling now just thinking of it. 🙂

  124. When in Vegas you’re in luck when you don’t get chased down by the men handing out the ads for XXX girls. I normally hate cabs but I often jump in them just to get away

  125. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you’re able to get back to your own hotel room unassisted.

  126. When in Vegas you are in luck when you get upgraded to one of the patio suites at MGM Grand.

  127. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’re leaving with more money than you came with.

  128. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you are shooting up on the stratosphere’s bigshot!

  129. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you stay at the Belagio, everything paid for!

  130. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the ball on the roulette wheel lands on your lucky number!

  131. scratch that last one I posted..wrong format.

    When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you cant tell what time it is!

  132. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when the “flappers” don’t hand out a card to your grandmother and she asks if the girl you can call really looks like the picture on the card!

  133. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your stay is free, flights and all expenses paid for by the casino”

  134. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get center seats to see cirque du soleil “O”

  135. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… you join a $10 min blackjack table with $25 and play for 4 hours. (true story, love the free drinks!)

  136. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you are able to leave with some money in your pocket and no big credit card debts! Hard to do….. but it is possible!

  137. When is Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t end up living in the Storm Drain City underground …

  138. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave with as much cash as when you arrived!

  139. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get comped by the hotel, but still manage to leave with more than you came with!

  140. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your winning & everything goes your way & your treated like a king.

  141. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…

    …when you split 10s and nail the blackjack on each.

  142. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when it isn’t over 100 degrees and you can actually enjoy the pools!

  143. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you don’t have to drive anywhere near the Strip!

  144. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can find a blackjack table that doesn’t pay only 6:5 on blackjack.

  145. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your stay at Aria is free from Lucky choosing you to win 22K pts!

  146. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you still have money in your pocket by the time you get home.

  147. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when your flight home gets delayed 3 hours (which is good, because you totally missed your alarm, if you made it to bed at all!).

  148. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can walk one block without someone flicking an escort service biz card at you.

  149. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…you make it out of the hotel despite meetings all day.

  150. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t lose more at the tables than the value of the free trip you got from this blog

  151. When in Vegas your in luck when you can spend just $7.77 on the Secret 777 Special served at Luckys Restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino! You get a grilled steak, three grilled shrimp on a kebab , vegetable, and choice of potato—mashed, or baked. YUMMY!!!

  152. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can eat yummy sushi at Todai Restaurant 🙂

  153. When in Vegas you are in luck when you r able to redeem Hyaat points at Bellagio during new year!!!!

  154. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get Hyatt points for your Bellagio hotel stay!

  155. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…”

    you get a reasonably priced nice hotel room

  156. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you leave the craps table before losing all of your winnings back to the casino.

  157. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…”
    You’re team makes a comeback in the last few seconds.

  158. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’ve already won prizes from One Mile At a Time!

  159. You’re in luck in Vegas when you can withdraw the highest amount at the ATM – and then redeposit multiples of your withdrawal!

  160. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you go home with more money than you arrived with. That is just a joy.

  161. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’ve surprised your wife with a three-night weekend for your three-year anniversary.

  162. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…” you’re at the Bellagio!
    The Bellagio rocks! A dream come true! Deja vu! I’m reliving memories of my honeymoon in Italy! Dancing fountains, amazing music, ambience, art………amore!

  163. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…” you’re in front of the dancing fountains at the Bellagio!
    The memories, the food, the ambience, the art!
    Amore!
    Dream on!

  164. “When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…” you’re in front of the dancing fountains at the Bellagio!
    You want to stay FOREVER!

  165. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’re not in millions of dollars worth of debt upon leaving.

  166. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when the moon is out and you find yourself by the Bellagio Fountain at night.

  167. You’re in luck when you’re still hitched to the person you married in Vegas (like me!)

  168. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can remember anything from your trip on the plane ride home!

  169. Your in luck in Vegas when you actually manage to leave with some money in your pocket!

  170. You’re in luck when you GET to Vegas for free via Southwest points and Companion Pass and STAY for free by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points toward MGM hotels!

  171. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t lose and get enough money for the trip to be a break even.

  172. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you win money on your first at bat on the slots machine, leaving you with plenty of spending money for the rest of your stay!

  173. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you head back home with your life savings intact. 🙂

  174. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t have to walk the whole length of the strip

  175. …when your are escorted to the cashiers window and given a check to cover your winnings at a gaming table!

  176. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck,
    When you have Gold Passport points to save a buck!

  177. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you make it back to your hotel room with any money or dignity

  178. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you can get reservations at all the incredible restaurants.

  179. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you wake up remembering everything from the previous night

  180. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t have to read negative user comments. This promo rocks.

  181. When in Vegas you are in luck when you avoid the buffets! (Except maybe Bacchanal, I heard that’s incredible.)

  182. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you get 30 minutes of sleep and make it to the airport in time for your 7am flight

  183. You’re in luck in Vegas when a bar loses your credit card at your bachelor party, gives you free drinks for an hour while they search for it, and there is no fraudulent spending after they find it in the crevice between the ice cooler and the wall.

  184. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you have upgrades confirmed for your flight(s) home.

  185. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when…the perfect half shade/half direct sun table at Mon Ami opens up for brunch for you and your sun-loving best friend.

  186. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when a folded $100 buys you the Skyline Terrace Suite at the MGM Grand.

  187. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you took Lucky’s advice to get there and you’re redeeming both miles and chips.

  188. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you can stay at a gorgeous hotel like the Bellagio on Hyatt points

  189. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t get crazy drunk and find lady purse on you.

  190. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you win this awesome blog giveaway and receive 22,000 Hyatt points to enjoy one free night at The Bellagio, along with 2 show tickets and 1 MGM Resort Experience! How can you NOT be in luck then?!

  191. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t lose more than you had budgeted!

  192. …you come back home with more money in your pocket than when you left home, your test results come back “negative”, and all the alcohol you consumed did not cause you to purchase front row tickets to see Donnie & Marie.

  193. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you’re surrounded by good friends and the table are hot!

  194. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you win and can send a single mom on a break/vacation instead of you! 🙂

  195. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when… you go to MYSTERE Cirque du Soleil show and the two AMAZING male contortionists are NOT off that night! I took my wife who had never been (I had once) and had talked up how their 4 minutes “made” the show only to go the one night that they had off in the month.

  196. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you go see a show. Statistically speaking, you’re winning money because you’re not spending that hour gambling the money away!

  197. When in Vegas, you are in luck you head home with more money than you started with!

  198. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you get the unexpected upgrade on your flight and the suite upgrade!

  199. When in Vegas, you’re in luck when you hit top tier this year thanks to the M life/Hyatt partnership.

  200. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you go sky diving and your main parachute AND backup parachute doesn’t open. Why you might ask? Because you see close by, the big Fountains of Bellagio, realizing it would be the perfect place to break your fall. At this point, your life is flashing before your eyes and your heart is beating out of your chest. The next 30 seconds seems like an hour. You find a way to maneuver your body to move in the direction of your last hope, the Fountains of Bellagio. They say hitting still water is like hitting concrete. Luckily, the fountains are roaring away in their usual harmonious blend. As you get closer and closer, you prepare for the impact by positioning your body similar to a feet first navy dive. You close your eyes and say a prayer for your family, just in case you have inhaled your last breathe. All of a sudden there is no more howling of the wind in your ears and no more sensation of falling. You open your eyes to see yourself submerged in the crystal clear blue water, but you notice a problem. For some reason, you can’t even hear your heartbeat due to a loud noise. You look up and see that the fountains just turned off, but the loud noise persists. Your lungs start to burn and you realize that after surviving a fall from nearly 5,000 feet, it would be terribly ironic to die from drowning, so you make a frantic push for the surface. After surfacing, the noise gets even louder and you’re too busy gasping for air and rubbing your eyes to notice where its coming from. You open your eyes to see thousands of people cheering for you. At first puzzled, you quickly realize that these people must think you were part of the show. You swim to the edge of the fountain and jump out with your arms held high. The loud whistling and cheering goes on for several minutes and you are standing there just reveling in jubilation in a vicarious manner, while outwardly maintaining a facade of solitude. You’re in luck when you skydive in Las Vegas, instead of the deserts of Nevada.

  201. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you have more money when you leave than when you came.

  202. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you don’t blow all your money in the first 3 hours.

  203. When in Las Vegas, you’re in luck when you still have the shirt on your back at the end of the trip.