Hello fellow VMBers. Is there anyone else that would rather pay for their own room (even at a different property) in order to avoid coming in with upfront comps through a host, so that they don't feel obligated to put in the daily four hours of play, or a certain expected betting level (or is it just me)? Here are my stats from the past two trips (both hit and run day trips to Wynncore, blackjack only): Trip 1: Time: 1 hour 24 minutes Avg Bet: $2,393 Theo: $1,400 Trip 2: Time: 2 hours 57 minutes Avg Bet: $3,009 Theo: Not given, but based on theo above would be above $3,000 Both trips were low to mid five figure wins, and things probably could have (would have) turned out differently if I had to put in the minimum four hours. My avg bet is way higher than it should be for my size of bankroll, so my risk of ruin is very high, but I like to "go big or go home." Of course, the host is all over me asking me where I am staying, or where I normally stay, telling me that they will give me a room anytime "and of course everything will be comped." I am very low maintenance, and all I ask for at the end of each day is a meal comp (SW Steakhouse). Is there anything else I can ask for on the backend of a winning trip with the stats above? Can I ask for airfare reimbursement on a solid winning trip? I have negotiated airfare on the back end of a losing trip against outstanding markers, but never on a winning trip. The one thing I have noticed about not staying on property is that you can't just charge things to the room, but have to ask a host for each and every thing. Any comments or suggestions regarding upfront vs backend comps, and any obligations that come with upfront comps are appreciated. Thanks!