re: Poker & Hey guys, playing tournaments in Vegas this summer.
$50 tourneys in vegas will likely have a high rake and a poor structure, but they can still be fun.
stratosphere and binions and the golden nugget have some of the better structures for low buy in tourneys. still...for live $100-150 is more like a low buy in.
The Golden Nugget offers the Grand Poker Series every year that runs concurrently to WSOP
, usually has the same events as WSOP but 1 day later for about 1/10 the buy in. so, for instance wsop ladies event might be $1,000 on friday, so on saturday the nugget will have a $150 ladies event with a pretty good structure. the field is pretty soft in these as it is filled with bustouts from the WSOP and people who can't afford the WSOP. There are good players too, who are just taking a little break from high buy in games, but many more fish than WSOP.
here is a link that talks about the series in general: