4:30 a.m.: Will Rodriguez, left, and Christina Rowe, right, met on the Palms casino floor and got to know each other over an early New Year's Eve breakfast at the casino's 24/7 Cafe.
"My friends went to bed and want to sleep in," Rowe explained.
The pair met while playing the slots but later took their chances on roulette before cashing in for the night.
"I saw her at the slot machines and I told her, 'I'm going to play roulette'," Rodriguez said.
"I said bet fours and fives," Rowe said. "He didn't listen to me -- but he should have."
"I bet on sevens, I think, and I lost," Rodriguez said.
But all was not lost at the roulette tables, as Rodriguez won himself a casual breakfast date.
Rowe ordered the country fried steak and eggs while Rodriguez opted for the three egg breakfast, scrambled, with hashbrowns.
The new pair agreed said breakfast was just what the doctor ordered after a long night of partying at the Palms.
Rowe spent the night at Moon while Rodriguez rang in 2009 at Rain.
"It absorbs all the alcohol," Rowe said with a laugh. "And it's already late so it's close to the morning time."
As it tuned out, she and Rodriguez were lucky to enjoy their eggs when they did: When the rest of the hotel's guests awoke to the first morning of the year a few short hours later, crowds of hungry partiers converged upon the popular breakfast spot.
And while grumbling stomachs were forced to wait in line, Rowe and Rodriguez didn't have to worry since breakfast was already taken care of.