JHL, I figured I would share my experience with how I ended up with a host. I will also say that my host consistently exceeds my offers and books rooms that are sometimes inaccessible to me. He has also booked extra rooms for friends or family at better that average rates or comped them too. While it would be very nice for Caesars to say that I can have 3 nights on any weekend and 400-500 Resort Credit up front, that's not an offer that I have ever gotten, but my host does that back end most trips. This experience is specific to Atlantic City, but as he explained to my cousin, applies to most Caesars Properties in the US. We had been pretty consistent CET players for a few year's using comp rooms and then call host on duty to handle anything they could on the back end. Beginning in November 2017 the host on duty started regularly covering everything we charged. In August 2018 we went to AC for a 3 night weekend trip and I paid $300 to upgrade to a senator suite as well. We played as we normally would, applying the tips from this board to earn TC bonuses. This was our 3rd trip in 2018 and using these tips I was fairly close to 15k Diamond. In the evening of our first full night while closing in on 1k TC I had a woman approach me, introduce herself as a host and let me know that if I needed anything I could reach out to her. Unfortunately I couldn't hear her name as it was so loud, but I thought it was cool that she came by and said hello. At check-out, not knowing who I spoke with, I called the host on duty to check for back end comps before check out. Because I had such a big upgrade, we actually only charged about 100 dollars in things to our room and I paid out of pocket for a few meals (I was still new to this so I didn't know how hard to press). When he looked at the charges he apologized and said that they were not allowed to comp off any paid upgrades done at the front desk and that he wished I had charged more to the room because he could do about 300 dollars worth of charges. He even told me to go to the gift shop and buy some stuff to the room. I explained that I understood but was told at check-in that a host could in fact comp those charges off and even had the name of the desk agent. He told me they were mistaken and I said not to worry about it but to take care of the meal. About a half hour later he called me to say he had spoken with the desk agent who confirmed my side and that he was comping the upgrade, the meal, and all the resort fees for my trouble. He then asked if he could assign himself to me as my host. I said sure. Total play on that trip was a 500 TC day Friday night a 1k TC day Saturday a 1k TC day Sunday and a 500 TC day monday at check-out. On check in and check out days we do at least 4 or more hours of play and on whole days 10-12 hours is not abnormal. When I got home he emailed me to actually introduce himself and give me all of his contact information. I explained in detail that the play we put in is our typical level of play and that he should not expect anything over that. I told him I understood if he didn't not want to keep me on as there was no real hope of me becoming a bigger player. I also told him that if my play doesn't warrant something to just tell me up front as I don't charge or do anything that I don't intend to pay for. Since then we have had a great relationship including 3 more trips to Atlantic City with an invitation to their bingo and an extra for my wife, an invitation to their Superbowl party for up to four people (we only used 2), lots of free meals, an extra free room for family on one trip and free comedy club tickets. Outside of the bingo offer for me, none of those other items would be available to me without him. He is also incredibly responsive (less than 24 hours on emails) and will handle CR bookings all over the country. While we have held true to not gambling more, his effectiveness at as a host has caused us to take double the number of trips we would normally take. He is a young guy trying to build a book there (maybe 30 years old) and he flat out said he would rather have a big book of mid rollers without crazy demands than a small book of big players who want the moon and the stars. I would say if you put in at least that kind of play and time, before check out call the host on duty and if you are happy with them ask if they would be interested in coding themselves to you. worst they can say is not. This was kind of a long way of saying, I think having a host is better than not having a host, but also that they are what you make of it. Be honest and have reasonable expectations for everything and I believe you will be happy either way.