Preamble I continue to wait until the last minute to book these free play runs. This time I booked the flights five days in advance, miles to fly out and cash to return. And I decided to fly back on Saturday to lower the cost over $100. I learned my lesson from the March trip and called my Binion's host before rooms were sold out. She was disappointed that I wasn't willing to stay at Hotel Apache, but she ended up putting me in a suite at Four Queens. I interrogated her about where I needed to play since I was staying at 4Q on a Binion's offer. What I gathered is that the offers are based solely on your average gaming day and the hotel stay is not connected to that. In theory you could stay on an offer, give them no play, and as long as you didn't put your card in a machine your future offers would not be affected. I would take this info with a grain of salt. And of course if you need anything extra from a host in the future they will manually review your play and probably notice what you have done. This is a loophole I doubt I would ever exploit. I basically only stay at 4Q/Binion's in order to not trigger gaming days at other properties. I don't really like the rooms at either property, but I do love my free play. 2000 pts of $1 VP takes me around four long hours and doesn't leave time/energy to play anywhere else that day. The gambling plan for the trip was to collect monthly $300 FP from 4Q, play enough at 4Q on Thu and Fri to goose my offers, and collect my $600 FP at Binion's Saturday morning and hopefully earn enough points to keep $600 offers coming. TLC's April promotion is 1000 pts for an extra $100 free play, so tack that on to both places. Interfering with gambling: eating ($100 food included on offer, and you can now charge to your room from restaurants at both properties), working eight hour days Thu and Fri, and sleeping.