Just returned from a trip to the Mirage and played baccarat with of the casinos whales. I had been playing on the table for about an hour when a huge entourage headed towards our table and one gentlemen sat down. His bet spreads while I was there were between 60K and 120K per hand. He was making all of his bets with Watermelons(25K) and Flags He got to our table about 3/4 through the shoe and once the shoe ended and the player left I talked to the dealer a bit about it. He told me that the players max bet was 150K. He said they had only one other player that could bet bigger.(300K per hand and he comes during chinese new year. He said when he dealt to that player he took out a marker for 5 million) This player had his own floormen that went to each table that the player went to and was watching and recording all bets placed. Right before he got to our table the floormen came over to our dealer and let him know about the maximum bet that could be made. He also had the dealer pull out of the rack and count down all 25K and 5K chips. The gentlemen did take a marker for 500K while at our table in which they lammered up at the top of the table but all paperwork was handled after the shoe ended at the cage in the back. When he asked for the marker it was immediately granted and chips were counted out and handed to him. After the shoe the floormen once again had the dealer count all the 25K and 5K chips in the rack. The dealer also told me that they had 2 private tables for this guy in one of the back rooms that were ready for his play. Apparently the guy didn't like playing back there and was bouncing around to all of the tables in the Baccarat room. It was somewhat chaotic as wherever this guy would go they were rushing to make sure all chips were counted and ready. There was a huge group that traveled with this guy wherever he went in the room. He had his floormen, and about 2-3 other suits that were standing in the pit and watching. There were also 3 individuals that were standing back and watching from the general floor area. My assumption were that these were part of the marketing team. He also had about 4-5 other people in his party that he was talking with when not playing. I believe one lady was his wife and a few other friends and family. Pretty cool experience but totally killed the vibe at our table. We all had been playing together for about an hour and had some good comraderie. As soon as he sat down everyone stopped talking and nobody would make a move without him acting first.