Hello All Been nosing about for a while, and while Vegas is way beyond my means, I am fascinated by the business model, and have been struggling to get my mind around some issues which I hope some here will be kind enough to help me with. To be clear I mean no offence to anyone if I sound septic all or rude or clueless, and apologise now should I inadvertently offend anyone with my questions. The main issues that I am having trouble with are:- 1. I get why people go to Vegas to gamble, hey I would if I could! And I also get why people may on occasion bet large sums. For example, if I were a substantial billionaire I could see myself passing 100 10000 dollar bets over a table for the experience. But I am not sure that I would do it twice. Why? The maths and loss. Clearly I will never understand unless and until I am able to do such things, but I do struggle to see why people do this, unless they like the attention, and if so fair play to them. I can't help but feel that I am missing something though and it is irritating me (hope I am not irritating those of you who do bet big ). Surely the same pure gambling fun can be had at table minimums? 2. The 12 hour 25% Theo requirements for discounts, airfares etc. How do you:- --- (a) get to 25% Theo with under 40 or so hours? (My maths may be a bit dodgy here but I struggle to see how you could reasonably do this without gambling a very long time, so if you have a practical example of how to get 25% in 12 hours or not much more I would be interested. ---(b) more of a why? Is it the challenge? The buzz? Again I accept that I would have to do itto really understand, but I have tried hard to get it conceptually. Hope you don't mind me asking, and apologies again if I have offended anyone. I am just trying to understand one aspect of the Vegas business model that I am struggling with, but which is clearly very successful.