1st, Congratulations on having a happy family and best wishes to your wife.
2nd, Nothing is holding you back. If you are there and have the connections, you could get it organized and promoted and let the community know and you'd likely get a few folks from this website that would attend. I don't know that I agree Las Vegas is the #1 vacation spot but lots of folks enjoy spending time there.
1st- unfortunately my wife has thrown me away like a piece of garbage and hated whenever i played stratego even though i pleaded with her about the importance of the game to me that i needed for the brain activity. she did not care and moved on so i cannot accept any sort of congratulations whatsoever. nor am i blaming stratego for the separation of my wife. i'm certain it was the menopause!
2nd- unless i was banking hielco, there would not be much incentive for me to organize a tournament. however, if the people who could really do this wanted me to get involved and do whatever i could do on my end ( as far as living here is concerned and knowing some people that are in casino marketing ), none of that would be a problem
3rd- whenever large groups of people all travel to las vegas to meet, there is always major discounts and reduced rates involved. the casinos make the gamble that enough people will lose money to make up for all of the discounts and then some and they are usually right! there is always going to be winners when there is a tournament. vegas expects those winners to lose all, some, or more of that money back on all of their many ways you can gamble your money away. so many people who have won huge amounts of money are broke now. that is why the casinos will sponsor these things and make the accommodations so cheap. it is up to each individual whether or not they make a vacation like this to actually be expensive! if the tourney is the only thing you gamble on you will overall win and have a great time!
Edited by Guldin, 15 April 2018 - 08:55 PM.