A few observations from my annual trip to Vegas. I usually travel to Vegas once a year from Morocco in July during the WSOP Main Event but this year I went in early June because I had to be in Montréal for a wedding on the 15th. You can find in this forum a summary of my 2013 trip (thread: Comps @ Encore). I arrived in Vegas on Saturday the 5th of june at noon and left Thursday night the 12th of June around midnight, so basically 5.5 days. Like the previous year I got a Parlor Suite for my wife and myself and this year invited two relatives in two King rooms in the Towers Suite. I have had a Salon Suite in the past but find it to be way too big and never felt good in it. Since I was travelling for a shorter time this year, I wired front money 131.5$K, and I do not have a line of credit (never asked for it). I play mostly craps with the same pattern: 150 or 200 pass with full odds, 360 on 6 and 8 and 100 others. Press around 50%. 150 on features (50 x 3).Some hardways for a 100 once in a while. When I throw the dice I will raise the pass and features bets amounts a little (to 250 and 225). I had a very succesful trip with high variance in the first couple days (one +50k$ session followed by a -45k$). Like the previous year, I hit the All 5 times and once got the number 6 to max (6000$) and hit it 3 times. I was rated usually around $2,000 for my craps play , sometimes more thanks to the good tipping. I also had a couple sessions of Baccarat where I finished even or small loss with an average of about 3000$. I have a new international host this year since my previous one (a domestic host) left the Wynn. My final stats for the trip were: Time: 48 hours (probably 42 hours craps and 6 hours baccarat) Average: 2200$ (1800 last year) Theo: 73k (exactly the same as the previous year, but last year was 9 days) Win: +91k (biggest win ever). Sorry for the rounded numbers, that's what I was given. Concerning the comps, this is were things changed from the previous year and I wasn't too happy with it on the last day of my trip. Reminder: the previous year I wired 155k$ Front Money and had a 73k$ theo. I was comped $13,100 (for Rooms, Food,2.2k$ extras) and given a 7% airfare allowance on front money worth $10,850. So total comps of around 24k$ (or 32% of my theo). This year, on the last day, my host told me that he would pick up all my expenses (3 Rooms, Food, 1 Spa, 2 Pool beds) for a total of $9,200. Since I had a total 40% of 73k theo available ($29,200), I was expecting to get the 7% airfare on my front money ($9,200) without any problem. I would even have had an extra $10,800 in comps that I would not have used ($29,200 - $9,200 -$9,200). On the night of my departure, my host got the papers ready for $9,200, we went to the cashier. He called someone to get the authorization, and this is were things changed compared to last year. His supervisor told him that this year, they not only looked at my theo (which was way over what I needed to get the 7% airfare), but they also looked at my Front Money. I was told that since I had 130k$ in Front Money, the max I could get was 10% of that (40% max of a needed $32,500 theo for this line). She told him that since I had no LOC, I was ranked as a 130k$ player and could get a max of 13k$ in comps. Basically I played an extra $40,000 theo for which I received no comps... I understand the maths behind this but I let them know that I didn't like the change in rules from one year to another. The previous year I had got 24k$ for the same Theo and 155k$ Front Money. Maybe the fact that I won big this year was the reason. My airfare was thus reduced to $4,300 for a total of $13,500 in comps (for a total of 18.5% of my theo). What my host suggested was that for next year I transfer as usual 150k$ in Front Money ans ask for a 150k$ LOC. This way I would be rated as a 300k$ player, would need 75k$ to qualify which would allow me to get my full airfare. I am not sure this is what I want to do since I would prefer not having a LOC. I will look into this before my trip next year. I think however that for them to not base the comps on theo only is quite unfair, and I was told about this only on the last day. Even my host was surprised. I could have maybe gone to another casino to finish my trip had I known. What if I had more money in cash in my safe, should I have credited them to my account? How would they comp and rate a player who played the same amount but with no Front Money, only cash? Did they make a mistake in 2013 or was I short changed in 2014? Don't get me wrong, this was a wonderful trip and I am very happy with the results and my biggest lifetime win. But I just want to know if I obtained what I was supposed to in comps (thus the post in this section). Thanks.