I had a clear calendar at the office yesterday so decided to go down to Atlantic City the night before. I'd been thinking about doing Diamond In A Day (DIAD) for a while now and decided to pull the trigger. I did it on $5 full pay 9/6 JoB for $25 a spin. It didn't take too long actually, maybe a few hours split up throughout the night. Fortunately I actually ended up winning a couple thousand, though lost half my winnings at craps and BJ later. I knew I could lose several thousand potentially at $25 a spin but was prepared for it. I mostly play table games but have been playing more VP lately. CET properties are horrible at rating table players well unless you play very big (perhaps). A couple of things I learned doing DIAD: - The Total Rewards people can be hit or miss - some of them seemed to know nothing about how DIAD works or even answers to other simpler questions. If you're getting answers that don't seem right or get the sense the person doesn't know what they're talking about ask to speak to a supervisor. Whenever you get the confirmation about the program and details make sure to get that person's name because when you go to pick up your card there's a good chance whoever you speak to won't know anything. - Apparently getting the card is easier if you play at your primary casino. They had my primary casino listed as Caesars but I was playing at Harrah's (for the first time) because I had a free room offer there without using comps and they have a popular Wed night party so the casino is full of young hotties in mini-skirts on Wednesday nights. However, the next morning when I went to get my Diamond card after knowing I earned more than 3000 points the previous night the TR desk could only give me a "temporary" card because Caesars was my main casino, not Harrahs. She then told me that I'd either have to pick up my actual card with a 2014 expiration at Caesars or they could give it to me at Harrah's within 3 days - but not mail it to me. I decided to just drive over to Caesars after checking out since I had a dining credit voucher I could use there for lunch anyway. Then at Caesars the TR desk didn't seem to know what the heck I was talking about. Fortunately the Harrah's person emailed the supervisor there to tell them I was coming by and I earned over 3000 pts there and to give my a Diamond card. - If you have a smartphone its worth installing a free video poker trainer app with a hand analyzer. I used it while I played for occasional hands and it saved me from making some mistakes. My saving grace was a decent number of 4oak throughout the night - probably hit like 4 or 5 of them at least.