So in March my gang and I will make our 3rd annual trip to Vegas for March Madness. Three of us run around the strip and drink, gamble, and eat for 5 days. Between the 3 of us, we drop 4-5k on sports bets, with a little blackjack and craps mixed in. The first year we stayed at Ballys for 5 nights-$440. Last year we couldn't get into a Caesars property for less than $800 for the same 5 nights. We ended up finding a great place at the Jockey Club- around $600. All 3 of us stay in one room. This year the Caesar properties, and the strip in general, is pricing us out. The secret seems to be out on the Jockey Club as well. Not much availability. So this year we are slumming it. The Super 8 at Ellis Island. Paid a little over $300 for 5 nights. I know the stigma with this place but we love the casino. Checked it out on trip advisor and other sites and it really gets decent ratings. I know it's not 5 star, but we are on a budget. So my question is this. Would we be better off choosing ONE, off strip establishment to do all our betting? I have read that these places are better about comping rooms. Our goal would be to try and get our rooms comped for NEXT year. If we make 4k worth of sports bets, BJ, craps and such, could we have a shot at getting our room comped next year? Would it be better to get ONE players card and have one guy place all the bets? We have been to the Orleans, and that place seems decent, also the sportsbook at LVH is huge and we have been there, relatively easy monorail ride from the strip. We love the strip. Downtown is not really an option for us, it takes too long to get back and forth from the strip. On the other hand, if we did the same thing, concentrate all our betting with Caesars or the like, put all the sports bets on one card, could we at least get our room next year for a decent rate? I have total rewards, and so do the other guys, but honestly none of us go out of our way to make sure we use our cards consistently.