My husband and I dragged some of our older kids up to the Reno Peppermill this last weekend. We left the 4 year old with my sister in Sacramento. This was our first trip with a host and our rooms were pre-comped for the first time. That was really nice! We stayed in the Tuscany Tower Villa Suite with an adjoining king double. The rooms are way nicer than I expected, and more than we would normally pay for. I have to say that having a host is awesome. Friday night we were playing jacks or better after a bad weekend with double double during our last visit. We managed to crawl up 500 the first few hours, and since it was 7x comp days we planned to play a significant amount. About 9:00 my hubby hits a Royal playing 1$ JOB for 4000 dollars. This is our first Royal ever and we were very excited! Spent most of the day Saturday loosing, then lost more on craps Sunday. Ended up 2000-- I have to say....That was fun! Our first winning trip in years. The 21 YO hit the casino a bit and loved the nightclub. She had a great time. The other kids were mostly OK, they were 16, 16 and 13. I have never brought teens to a casino before and they did had some fun but I won't want to do it again. Not unless I have a really good reason. The food was all fine--nothing fabulous, but the staff and service was excellent as usual. The kids loved the desserts from in-room service and I have to say it made the MGM pathetic cheesecake look even worse! I did get carded at the VIP lounge --that was embarrassing because I did not have my Id as my husband had just left to go upstairs. My host was there, and she vouched for me....but I felt kinda silly. I just turned 44. We paid our tips this time--the last few times the tips were comped, but then we were loosing pretty badly. We go back to Reno in late February--can't wait!