so as if the EC program couldn't get anymore screwed up after the underhanded "adjustments" they did to our ECs last year and then capping the amount that we could save and then reducing the amount we earned to a fraction previously and even using them before primary comps at some resorts, Mlife has reached a new low. it's been confirmed from one of my hosts that they're doing away with the EC program entirely this fall. not sure exactly when, he says about 6 months or so, so it's possible that it will coincide with the new year starting in Oct. or it might not be that soon because they move at a glacial pace with any changes, but it's definitely coming. they're going to go back to all discretionary comps applied by hosts or the player's club like they had with the original MGM Player's Club program. this is the same host that told me they were capping them at 5k for Plat and 10k for Noir early last year. for that it took them a little longer than he said, but he was right in the end. so if he says this is happening, it's guaranteed sooner or later. he advised me to blow all my ECs in the next couple of trips or lose them. definitely don't keep them around if you're not planning on being back in Vegas for a while. while it's possible that they'll let you keep and use whatever you have left, just stop awarding any more, it's also quite possible they just cut them off and you lose. they've proven they'll do whatever they can, however unpopular, to cut their balance sheet so the top execs get those big bonuses!