I was perusing through the comp threads and came upon the thread on missing or stolen express comps. I can never get the Mlife website to work so I called VIP services at Aria. After confirming that I was not missing any express comps, I got curious and asked about the criteria or formula for determining Noir level (I have been platinum level since the new Mlife program began, but never Noir). VIP services had no anwers and put me through to my host at the Aria. He told me that Noir was invitation only (which I already knew from reading the thread on that subject on Vegasmessageboards). I then asked him how they determined who was invited. He said that there was no set formula or criteria and that the invitation process was generally bullshit and the Noir level was bullshit. He then said that he knew of Noir players that gambled at hand averages less than him (of course, not knowing his bet levels made his comment somewhat vague, but I got his overall point). Further, he stated that Noir players did not get any more benefits than platinum players besides a bigger discount at retail stores. He said that I would get the same comp treatment (I am RFL, suite, $350 a day) no matter what my mlife level. I assume that he would not tell me this information unless it was true, because he would have every incentive to encourage me to chase after Noir level. However, I can imagine that this post may smack of sour grapes, so I would be interested to hear what Noir level players have to say on this subject. FWIW, my experience at the craps and BJ tables has been that I bet as high or higher than most Noir cardholders that I have played with.