I know people here have talked about how it pays to be nice to the pitboss and dealers and I thought I would post my recent experience with this at the Tropicana. I played back there in April at a $25 blackjack game. It was a game full of ups and downs and because of that I rarely bet more than $25 for most of the three hours I was there. Once or twice I got my bets up to $75 the whole session. I think I ended up losing $200. While playing the pit boss watched all his games like a hawk. I ended up joshing with him that nothing could get by him and started calling him The Hawk. The dealers were super nice too and overall we got lots of laughs between them and the pitboss. I tipped pretty well too. At the end of the game I asked him what he had me rated for. I was mostly wondering about how long I was there. He asks me what do you want to be rated for...and don't go crazy. I said well I bet between $25-75 a hand so how about $65? He nods and that was it. I am coming back in July so I emailed a host there just to see if I could maybe get a discount on a room for night there and he replies back I could get 4 nights weekends included. I know it's not the Aria but that's not bad for 3 hours of $25 blackjack. So the hawk came through for me.