I email my host telling him I am coming to Vegas over July 4th. I tell him that I will likely not gamble much, if at all, this trip. I ask him if I should book through him or just call reservations. He emails back and says he will take care of it, and asks what I need. I say, "just a room". I did not get a final confirmation back from him, so I called VIP and asked what they had under my name. Turns out he gave me a comp Executive Suite, some food and beverage credit, and arranged limo pickup at airport. Relationships matter. If you are approaching mid level stakes, you should make the effort to develop host relationships.