I just received an invitation to a Harrah's LV $200,000 holdem poker tournament on April 15,16. This is a freebie tournament, but "rebuys are available for $250 on a first come basis for eliminated players." The prize fund is based on 1000 entrants. Superficially, this seems attractive, but I have my doubts. Suppose that they do get 1000 entrants. If I were eliminated early, I doubt that I would use the rebuy option, but I suspect that a lot of the other players would use the rebuy option. Obviously, the more rebuys that there are, the more one's tournament equity gets diluted. Has anyone played in any previous Harrah's invitational holdem tournaments, and have any knowledge about the extent to which players utilize the rebuy option?