Making the semi-annual trip starting with a 7:00am non-stop out of BOS tomorrow. The gap between my winter trips and the summer ones is usually only 5 months, but this gap seemed to take forever for some reason. Anyways rough outline: Cosmo Terrace Studio for 3 nights Sat-Sun-Mon, first two nights are Gold comp nights and the third is at $110. I expect I'll be able to get the third night comped back end. Moving to a Terrace Suite for 4 nights Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri, the base is comped on a marketing offer and then I'm paying 100-100-100-200 in upgrade fees. Last trip was the same arrangement and they ended up taking off $300 back end. Also $135 Freeplay on this offer. I'll most likely reach Gold tier again but it could be close if there's a lot of back end comps. Caesars for 7 nights in a Forum Tower room. I'm Diamond, and they usually offer to put me in Augustus but I'd rather just keep the Forum room, I like the location. Five nights comped, and due to a quirk in the availability calendar when I booked, I'm paying only $92 for the Saturday night (check in day) and $62 for the last night (Friday), for a total of $154. Usually on CET, the first five nights are comped and I pay for the last two, and it's usually over $300. $100 in Freeplay and $50 in Resort Credit. I was hoping for a $225 Freeplay offer instead, but it never showed up, and I probably wouldn't have been able to get as good a rate on the paid nights, so I'm OK with that. Bought a ticket to see Steven Tyler at Venetian tomorrow night. I'm thinking it's only about 50/50 whether I'll end up going, given that I'll be up at 3:00am EDT for the flight and the show will start at 11:00pm EDT. If I do go, I'm planning to do a measured session on a $1 or $5 slot at Palazzo to see what they have the theo set for. While I'm at Cosmo, I have one night booked at MGM Grand to burn off a Spring Buzz offer that was too good not to use - $150 Freeplay and $200 Resort Credit. I'm basically ditching MGM and I intended to no-play them on the last trip but it didn't happen. But this time, I'm just going to use the Freeplay on a $25 machine and add another $25 of my own to keep my ECs alive, I have enough ECs that it will take me 2 or 3 more trips to burn them off. Just going to use the room to see how much $200 in room service buys. Check in, use the Freeplay, use the Resort Credit, then back to Cosmo. At Cosmo, I'll mostly be playing slots, mostly Double Diamond variations for $5 a spin and mix in a little volatility with Davinci and Cleo II at $5 - $20 a spin. Throw in a little Pai Gow. I want to try to find out very specifically how their process works for Tier Credits for table games. If it's OK, then maybe a little craps and bacc as well. At Caesars, pretty much the same, except more craps, way more craps. I have good luck at craps at Caesars, usually can play forever and a lot of the dealers recognize me, so it's a good time. I use a soft loss limit of ~$600 a day, but my last couple of trips have been way better than that in terms of actual results. I've had relatively good luck 3 out of the last 4 trips, including a handpay at each of the 3 casinos I stayed at last trip, so I'm hoping that continues. No smartphone, so any pics I post will suck, but I'll do my best. And lots of stats.