Planning a labor day trip and I keep getting told the dates I picked are "blackout dates" cause of the holiday weekend, even from the places I usually stay and get comp offers from. So I've called around and basically narrowed it down to MGM or T.I. I've stayed at MGM a few times before, love it. Never stayed at T.I. before, gambled there a tiny little bit. They have good $10 double deck BJ. For the four nights I'm looking at, MGM would be $455 total (that includes taxes & resort fees). T.I. would be $325 for those same four nights, that includes taxes but not resort fees because they are optional. Things that are important to me: Room quality/customer service/housekeeping/potential for upgrades Casino quality/vibe (good blackjack is important) Decent places to eat nearby Things I don't care about: Location (I like south strip, but I like north strip too so it's a draw between these two) Pool Clubs So - should I try out T.I. or stick to what I know and love and stay with the MGM Grand?