Bellagio is where the pros play. I hear that you will see people like Harman, Deeb, The Mouth, Kid Poker, all the big cash players. I don't think they do tournaments that are under 10,000 but thats not to say that other good players don't do the Bellagio. They go where the real money
is. If you just want to play, but don't want to be dead money, chek out the Statisphere, I have only played 2 live tournies, first I made a nervious call first hand and went home, then my tournie in vegas, 55+5 started at about midnight and I went almost to the final table. When I got busted the board said 12 players, but I think there was one guy knocked out b4 me so I think I made 11 out of about 60. Not bad, not great, but 3 and a half hours of comp drinks and alot of good natured poker fun. No one is trying to kill anyone and the winner still got about 2k.