Hoping to update this trip report live soon after it starts but I will outline the plans for my trip which should begin tomorrow afternoon. This will be a solo trip and my 4th trip of 2014. I had points for a free flight so I booked a direct flight on Southwest with a 2:50 Arrival at McCarran. I did the early bird check-in so should have no problem getting an Aisle seat. I haven't booked a return flight yet but will probably do so Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how the trip is going. I made the following requests of my host. I requested a tower room, VIP lounge check-in, and airport transportation. I confirmed by phone yesterday that this is setup. I'm not sure at what point Food & Beverage gets offered on the front end. My past trip my host took care of all food/beverage. I had bounced around several hosts at the Mirage until I got hooked up with my present host. Several trips ago he was recommended by one of the table supervisors that I have gotten to know pretty well. If anyone is looking for a host I recommend talking to dealers or pit personnel. The table supervisor was able to tell me which hosts were good, bad, generous, communicates well, etc. My main games are pai gow tiles, baccarat, and blackjack. I have a total trip budget of 15K. For this trip I will consolidate the majority of my play at Mlife properties. The Mirage baccarat room doesn't get much play. For this reason I will probably take my baccarat play to Bellagio or Aria. For baccarat I prefer to be at a table with 2-3 other players. When I play blackjack I prefer to play alone at the table. I generally have no problem finding this at the Mirage. Tiles is really hit or miss on the other players. I sometimes can feel a bit of hostility from other players when playing the game. If any other players are in town and want to meet up I am definitely up for a gambling session, drinks, or partying at the pool.