Thanks, poettic1. I don't have a set bankroll for poker, so if I play and lose it doesn't exactly kill my roll, but it does mean that money I've spent on this increases by a little more than 50%.
Last time I played at this casino (the only time I've played there, actually), I did well and missed being in the money by only one, so I suppose that's a bit of a draw to go back and give it another shot. I know some of today's participants are dealers there, though, which tells
me they've got a lot more time invested than I do.
Anyway, I still have a few hours to decide. Could also go for a lower buy-in game at a closer casino, but the people there aren't quite as nice and the table top has kind of an icky feel to it.... all factors in winning, I'm sure.