Sorry Vegas guys, I can't agree with what you have said about downtown, I feel that DT is more safer than the strip, sure there are some casino's that are not that glam, but they are fun, food is cheaper, drinks are more plentiful, and the slots are looser. There is nothing wrong with the MSS, its clean and the trip 777 brew pub has great food.
Binions has good food, the Plaza has a fun lounge, there is a great act there Thursday - Sunday,
I have been to Vegas 25 times in my life, the last 15 staying downtown, and I would not stay on the the strip.
Any way that is my 2 cents worth. Have a great trip.