I am currently here and having a blast
Since I spent several weeks gleaning tips from this forum before coming it seems only right to offer something back - bit it's going to be more of a series if thoughts than a full TR
So flight was fine - BA from Gatwick - if you are tall like me I thoroughly recommend the extra £50 they charge to choose the emergency exit row - it made the journey much more bearable.
I had prebooked a sedan from Bell limos to avoid the Tunnel issue - this was great - the guy was waiting for me and got me easily and smoothly to the Bellagio
I am really glad I chose the Bellagio. I am 40 and fat and travelling Solo for the first time and Bellagio suits me fine . It's a good location - room is spacious and very nice. I had no balls for the $20 trick - but frankly I hardly look out the window and the fountains are not really my thing !
For day one I stuck with exploring Bellagio and a trip over the road to Planet Hollywood and Walgreens.
I tried out some Video Poker having done my research and practised online - managed to break even and even carry a little profit (until you count in my food and drink costs)
I am doing the envelope thing for budget - but without the actual envelops - so have my bankroll in the room safe and only taking out a daily limit and refraining from any ATM visits. But I am rolling over any unused budget - so I have extra for day two already.
Ate at the Earl of Sandwich - A Reuben - this was very nice and cheap - spent some time in the Petrossian Bar in Bellagio - this was nice but not cheap !
Day Two to follow ....