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hugs516 02-23-2011 09:26 AM

Sail & Sign card in Casinos
I want to use separate money at the casino not my sail & sign card. How do i do this and still get player reward points.

Jim C. 02-23-2011 11:45 AM

The easiest way is to go to the Guest Relations Desk and give them the money you would use for gambling to be applied to your account. (Not sure they will take a payment higher than your current balance though.) Then when you go to the casino you insert your card in to a machine and create your "players bank" you transfer the same amount of money into your bank. Say its $100. A $100 charge will appear on your sign and sail account. The charge for the money and the deposit will offset each other. Or you could just make the transfer and then pay the money to your account later. The final sign and sail balance does not get charged to your credit card until the end of the cruise, so as long as you pay your "gambling balance" before the last night you won't see it on your S&S account charge.

I THINK you can also just go to the casino cage and hand them money which can be deposited onto your players bank too but I have never done this. IF you are playing table games though none of this matters since the "points" are tracked by the pit bosses on the floor anyway. You need to give them your sign and sail card and tell them you wished to be tracked for points in the players club on the FIRST night of the cruise so they can monitor and add points to your account while you are playing the table games. Otherwise you won't get credit. The only time you will start earning points else-wise is if you win about $400 or more (not sure what the actual number is but is seems to be about this) Win that much and the pit boss will ask to see your S&S card during your cash out... after which time you start to be monitored and tracked. The tables all accept cash buy ins.

Hope that helps.

Just remember that if you do use your sign and sail card that you cash out THE LAST NIGHT at the casino cage. The player bank money and the sail and sign account are two different accounts. If you don't pull any left over balance OFF the bank on the last night you are going to lose it as the Casino cage is close the next morning when in port for disembarkation.

Dwayne 02-23-2011 10:54 PM


Originally Posted by hugs516 (Post 285754)
I want to use separate money at the casino not my sail & sign card. How do i do this and still get player reward points.

This is what I do as well. To add to what Jim said, I find it easier for me to just put bills in the machines as I go. First, put your S&S card in a slot machine and set up your PIN number. Insert your bill. Play with what you like. If you want to move to another machine or quit, press the "Cash out to Player Bank" button. This will deposit any remaining credits to your Player Bank. This is completely separate from your S&S account. As long as your S&S card is in the machine during play you will get points.

You then have a choice of putting more bills in or getting money from your Player Bank. Just don't use the option of getting money from your S&S account.

Don't forget your card in the machine! I lost 3 cards on one cruise once! The Host/Hostess or Floor Staff can attach a Bungee cord to your card for you.

Also as Jim said, don't forget to cash out your Player Bank the last night. You can also cash it out at any time at the Cage. Take your S&S card to the Cage and tell them you want to cash out. They have a key pad there to enter your PIN number. Don't leave money in your Bank the last night or you will be waiting a long time to get it! Last I heard it was taking 6 - 8 weeks for them to mail a check.

A word of advice about the Casino and Machines - Sanitize your hands frequently! I take Wet Ones or a bottle of sanitizer with me. In case you forget they have alcohol wipes at the Cage.

As they say at the Cage..

Good Luck!:)

hugs516 02-24-2011 03:30 PM

Thanks guys
Thank you Jim and Dwayne, your posts were very helpful.

Will the cage cash traveler's checks?

Dwayne 02-24-2011 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by hugs516 (Post 285780)
Thank you Jim and Dwayne, your posts were very helpful.

Will the cage cash traveler's checks?

You are most welcome. I can't say for certainty about the Traveler's Checks. They used to cash them at the Cage, however, on the Fascination 2 years ago I was told to go to the Guest Services Desk. I didn't even try on the last cruise and went to Guest Services. It could be a varies with the ships type thing.

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