Before I ask my question, I should supply some background. I waited a long time before I first visited Vegas (from the UK) last February. I loved it, and went back again in August and will be back again in June to play some WSOP events. Apart from the WSOP, when I will be staying at the Rio, I will have a few days out of town in the middle of nowhere, then come back and finish our two and a half week vacation with three nights at the Aria. I've already wired all of the WSOP entry fees, and will be carrying between 7 and 8 grand in cash for spending money. Any food, drink or room expense will be charged to the hotel so all cash is for gaming or non-hotel expenses (tips/taxis/dive bars etc) only. Because of previous spend, my room is being comped at Rio and 2 of 3 nights are comped at Aria. I could have had 3 nights comped elsewhere, but I LOVE Aria. I'm thinking about sending $10,000 as front money to Aria to have available for me when I get there. I don't have any great gaming history for them to go on since I only recently fell in love witrh Vegas, and it's difficult to get a marker if you're a foreigner, so front money seems like the way to go. I spoke to them and they let me know that if I send front money, it's for ganming purposes only. The 10k can only come down by the amount of my losses, although I get to keep wins. The only way of getting that money back is for them to wire it back to the bank account it came from. To be honest, I can probably get comfortabel with that and if I don't blow the entire 10 grand in my 3 nights at Aria, I'll be happy to leave whatever remains on deposit for my next visit, because I'm pretty sure that, like Arnie, I'll be back. A lot of what I've seen in looking through the forum to date is that many people (US residents, mostly) have markers, so don't need to post the front money. I just wondered if anyone had past experience of posting front money to the cage and if there were any tips, or views on the process they could share.