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Old 01-25-2003, 07:18 AM
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How do the casino's onboard compare to any other casino? As far as their payout. Someone told me that the payouts were not as good. I will pretty much stay at the wheel"BLACK 17" but my wife will stay at the slots.Does anyone know if this is true?
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How do the casino's onboard compare to any other casino? As far as their payout. Someone told me that the payouts were not as good. I will pretty much stay at the wheel"BLACK 17" but my wife will stay at the slots.Does anyone know if this is true?
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Old 01-25-2003, 08:13 AM
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I have been told by several insiders (National accts mgrs) that the cruise lines depend on the casino and the bars to earn a profit!I am not a big gambler (king of the nickel slots) but I have always found the slots to be tight.When you play a roll of quarters and do not hit one payout,I lose my attention span in a hurry.I did hit for 150.00 one night on the Oceanic and I took the money and ran.I have never been under the illusion that I was going to win any money and I see the slots as pure entertainment,but it is expensive entertainment on a cruise.
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What ship are you talking about? Each ship varies. We do video poker and some slots. We've done very well on several ships. Slots are money makers for any casino, any place. If you know video poker, and know how to play the game correctly, that's your best bet. The odds are nowhere near as good as on land, but you wouldn't expect them to be. We've seen many $1,000 + jackpots on many ships we've been on. Good luck! That's all it is in most places. Biggest money makers, nickel machines. Stick with single line quarter or dollar machines
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Old 01-26-2003, 08:21 PM
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Overall, casinos on ships expect to make at least 15% return on their investment. However, there are certain games such as Blackjack and craps which yield a lower percentage to the house, especially when played by people who have the ability to play and bet correctly. This in turn affords you a better chance to win more. Slots, I believe, offer a better chance of payout if you bet on two line machines, and play only on machines that offer a lower jackpot. Trying to win the big bucks playing a slot that offers the chance to win mega dollar prizes is very unlikely to happen. Do not look for slots that look promising.The random number processors in the machines are not controlled as some people think they are. Cruiseman
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:26 PM
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Cruiseman,
What are your thoughts on the rouletee wheel?
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Old 01-27-2003, 06:57 AM
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Roulette is a game that I do not play because the odds are too much against you. I know that a lot of people play and love the game but I think that most of them walk away from the table as losers rather than winners. Occasionally of course, there are betters who have a run of luck and win a lot of money. I choose to play games that allow me to have some control over the outcome. Let's face it....what control do you have over a little ball wizzing around a roulette wheel, especially one of the newer ones that have shallow ball troughs. 'Pure Luck' should be the name of the game. Cruiseman
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:17 AM
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You math is almost as bad as your writing skills....Roulette has the BEST odds in the casino...go back to your "boys" trip on carnival
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:34 AM
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This is a reply to lovethatwetstuff.

Look, don't get on cruiseman's case. I don't know if he is gay or not, but the discussion here is on the casino. I don't gamble much, so I can't really comment on this aspect, but I would like you to know the following:

Believe it or not, there are gays and lesbians that cruise, too. I am neither, but just want to tell you this FACT so you're not too shocked when you take your first cruise. And, it's not just Carnival, either!

Take a look at www.outandabouttravel.com (just one of many gay & lesbian group cruise travel sites)and see what ships are listed for gay & lesbian cruises. You might be surprised! NCL's Sky, RCI's Grandeur of the Seas; Celebrity's Constellation; Holland America's Zuiderdam, etc.

I guess you're not safe to cruise on ANY LINE if you're worried that gays and lesbians might be onboard! Be Happy and get real.
 
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