I made 7 stars over last year and have my annual retreat planned for dec 31-Jan 4th. everything is confirmed and set along with my $500.00 folio credit. I realize hosts get paid off of people like me, I realize that is the business. I am getting more than usual "pressure" to play lately for this trip as well as a one night trip I have planned in Cherokee this weekend. My Cherokee host even went as far to email me "I can get you a room on the property but I need you to play ALOT" Like I said I get it, I haven't gambled as much on my last few trips, lower bankroll, new girlfriend who likes to gamble but also do non- gambling things as well so I don't spend quite as much time in the casino. As far as the Vegas trip I don't feel obligated to go overboard with the gambling, I feel like I have damn well earned the trip with my status over the last 2 years. Cherokee host has really pissed me off to be honest, I have had several trips there and lost and several where I have won. I don't like to be pressured in to anything, specifically gambling. I'll play when and how much I feel like. If I need to pay for my own room I will do so, so I don't feel pressured. Would just like your folks thoughts on "earned" trips and "obligations" to gamble. I like my Vegas host, I want him to make money, I want to "do right" by him but at the end of the day this is a Vacation! I want to do what I want and have fun without feeling obligated. Technically aren't all of these benefits already earned? I realize the less I play the less I will get but these things have ben earned in my opinion. I mean they aren't going to make me pay for everything at the end of my 7 stars trip if I don't gamble enough are they? lol your thoughts?