One of my fave hotel/casinos in Las Vegas is the MGM Grand..
I went to the MGM buffet a couple of times to purr over the little key lime tarts - Mmmmmmmmmm...... I left my camera by mistake at this buffet, rushed back two hours later, and my camera had been handed in! Honest people in Las Vegas.
Below: here's a view of MGM Grand (behind the MGM signature lion on the right) . New York New York (yes, it's said twice) hotel/casino is on the left, a replica of the skyscrapers in that city.
If you go to the television survey desk near the entrance to the pool, you can watch new programmes before they are aired. Because of what you say, programmes can be tweaked or scrapped. Stars can even be fired..
You cannot pick and choose programmes. It's all secret squirrel, and you don't know what you're going to see until you're inside the viewing room. As you watch the show, you have to continually twirl a dial as to your liking of the programme, on a scale of 1 to 100. Afterwards, you have to fill out a survey as to the show and the actors, as well as your opinion of other shows currently on tv.
I got to rate two shows. The best one was tentatively called "Angel from Hell". It starred Jane Lynch ("Glee") who I absolutely love, so straight away my dial was twirled up to almost 100!
The light-hearted Angel from Hell" was about this young woman who suddenly acquired a mouthy annoying but compassionate woman (Lynch) who popped up everywhere and knew everything about her. Her guardian Angel?
The other was a reality show, tentatively called "Mr Congeniality" and was about this small-town lawyer who successfully coached women for beauty pagents. My dial fluctuated from 15 to about 50.
Buffets: I know that, before I left, I said I was going to do four buffets in a 24 hour period. Well, when the time came, I just couldn't bear the thought of it! On holiday, I am never hungry and with that and with all that heat added into the mix, I only needed one meal a day - usually a buffet.