In a few weeks, we head to Paradise with the Poker Guys for a weekend of low-dollar buy-in tournaments. (Before you all start in on me, even though the structure may be poor and the players are wildcards, we LIKE hitting all sorts of different $50-$80 buy-in tournaments. None of us choose to bring a child's college fund, hoping to turn it into another college fund for an unfertilized egg. There are seven of us, and low buy-in tournaments at various locations give us quick games - generally three-four hours - which gives those that drop out a chance for other gambling. It also gives us stories for at dinner time and the chance to explore different casinos. So don't judge. We've got a thing we like and we're happy.) That all said, we've decided to hit one tournament that costs over $100 to enter. Based on our flights and other things firmly on the schedule, there are three potential games... The Orleans on Saturday at Noon ($100) - We've played Orleans, but with vastly different players. Once (a Friday afternoon) they were all locals that seemed to target the tourists. Then on a Tuesday afternoon, it was the most friendly mix of locals and tourists imaginable. I imagine a higher cost game will back down some of the friendliness, but what are the players like for this game, and how many usually play? How long does the tournament run? Caesars Palace on Sunday at 6:00 PM ($125) - We've never played at Caesars as they generally don't have low buy-in tournaments. However that is part of the attraction; trying somewhere new. How many players does this tournament get, and how long does it run? Venetian on Monday at 7:00 PM ($125) - Again, we've never played there, and want to try something new. How many players does this tournament get, and how long does it run? One other thing to consider is we don't really want a tournament that is going to last six or seven hours. We've got seven people, and if one of us makes a deep run, the rest of us is stuck on The Strip with bad gaming conditions which can seem like forever. Any help that can be offered on these three tournaments would be appreciated. Thanks.