I was in Vegas for a conference from wed-friday starting 12/12 and as a relatively new player, I decided to go where most real players don't- The Excalibur.
I went in Wednesday night around 8pm and sat at a 2/4 limit table. As I watched the play going around, I decided you all are right in that the players aren't so hot. The table was tight and any raise prompted a round of folding. This lead to my experimenting with cards. I was in the BB and had a 94 off suit when the flop came 6 7 6. Everyone checks. Next comes a 5. Everyone checks so I bet. A round of folds come out and only 2 people are left in with me when I raise. One folds the other checks. A 7 on the river and I raise again only to be checked.
He puts up a 2 and 5 off suit. I win with my 9 kicker!
Then came a round of everyone saying they folded some face card.
The night went on like this. I played the next day for a few hours in the afternoon and it was the same story- tight play and any raises usually recieved a round of folding. I had pocket queens 6 times and 4 of them, my putting $2 in the pot resulted in a round of folds. My average win was about $10.
I left to meet a friend who drove out that day and later in the evening I decided to play at Riviera since my buddy was having a hoot of a time at Slots-o-fun and their $1 table.
Riviera was seemingly even tighter than Excalibur in the 2-4limit. I didn't watch the 1-2 no-limit game. No one appeared to be local. Everyone was folding without hands except a guy on the end who couldn't stop talking and goofing off. He started straddling to get some action going and it didn't help. A couple fish sat down and within 4 hands one of them was out and the other only had a few bucks left. So I left the game after only an hour
The room manager was quite nice and even checked for player club enrollment.
Overall, I did fine for being relatively new at poker. I left each session a few bucks ahead. Now I need to get better at taking advantage of those situations.