I bought in for $50 to the site on the advice of Veneno. So far not alot of luck. Not really surprising. However I had fun playing some Stud and Limit HE. The HE got a little frustrating when i kept flopping well only to be beat by that one hand that could be me.. like when there was no raise pre-flop and I was the blind. I had 26h. Flop comes 22K. Turn was a six. As I start counting my chips he flips over his pair of Kings.. Never was ahead but kind of frustrating to catch the perfect cards to set you up.
I also played a nice tourney. Came in 37th of 185. Not too bad. I could have done better but basically played two hands poorly and lost 4K. I was then very small stacked and had to push with a horrible hand - KK. Of course QJ calls and flops a set and turns a boat. I probably would have called myself. Only because this guy was a big stack (18K), he only had to call off 2K in chips and he was getting 3-1 pre-flop on his QJo. I mean why not. Oh wait, I am not an idiot.
Actually I would not mind hearing some opinions on this hand but calling a raise of 2K and a call by a guy who has 3/4ths of your stack with QJo seems a little risky. Of course once you flop JJ and turn a Q you look like a fucking Genius. I would personally actually only rate his play marginally poor.. I think a case could be made for making that call. That is why I am asking for opinions.
Anyway, besides a couple of bad hands and busting out my fifty I had a decent time. The software is not great. The HUGE tables make it hard to multi-table and the betting controls for the NL game suck. It takes me almost all of my time to raise the proper amount. The fish at the site are Royal. I can not tell you how many times second and third pair called me down to river two pair or a gutshot straight draw called down for his win. If you are luckier than me you will do well. Hell, I might even be able to win against these guys.
Overall I would rate Royal Vegas a B-. It tries. It is not bad. However it will not become one of my favorite sites.