Mind you I only have a sample size of 1. I started off my day playing a ring game over at the Golden Nugget and one of the other players suggested for entertainment value I should go to " Poker Palace " on a friday at 6pm. So i did. Not the best neighborhood but not terrible either. The outside of the casino looked like it was built in the 50's a white concrete castle with red tips. Inside was a very large non smoking area separately maintained far from the smoking area which i thought was interesting. This was definitely a locals small time casino. I immediately got a card and was awarded $50 in FSP. Nice start!! I cycle for 200 turn it into 400 and change playing video poker dimes diminish it back to my original bet in some attractive slot machine while I wait for the poker room to be manned. Eventually someone shows up to the empty room and i ask about the tournament... $20.. 5k in chips rebuy for $10 until the break. You get 1k more for signing up early and for 5$ bucks another 2k.. The tables had that old speed felt, so a dream for dealers but you could write your name in the grime on the table. The staff and the other players were very personable. I imagine this would be a great place to cut your teeth on tournament play. The action was smooth.. though we did have to fix a few pauses with math for multiple all in's of different values. Understandable it's not like these guys have been dealing all day. We never reached the second break. I chopped my $25 investment when we were at 3 and took $300 dollars. I did like that after the re-buys stopped a sheet was passed out telling you what the payouts would be for the tourn as well as what the chop would be with x players. All in all. Not a bad experience. Here is a quote from the wiki for 'poker palace' Jeff Haney of the Las Vegas Sun gave the Poker Palace a zero-star rating on his list of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas, calling it, "An extremely low-limit locals joint. We do mean locals. If you're a tourist and you end up here, you're probably very, very lost."