I know play through is the main thing taken into consideration in this..
My wife and I just came back from spending a week in Laughlin..
And the following thing happened that has me scratching my head ever since.
We stayed/played for the most part at the Tropicana, between the two of us our play through must have resulted in give or take 5/6k $.
1 of our nights we diverted our attention briefly to the Aquarius hotel. Both played around a 100, i won a small progressive and remained around 100. She went up and down for a while and then train wrecked down. Play through for her must have been 150/200 tops.
We had players cards at both places and used them at both places.
At the tropicana we became a "gold" member and got a 5$ cash back coupon from their players club.
At the Aquarius about 2/3 weeks after we came home, she got mailed an offer for 3 free nights and 100$ in free slot play.
We do really enjoy the Tropicana but i can safely say that i probably will be taking my "business" elsewhere in the future.
Any thoughts or other messed up experiences?