Arcade Credit

Does anyone have experience pre-buying arcade credits?  I know my son is going to want to spend time in the arcade and this SEEMS like a good deal, just wondering what the catch is.

Tags: Royal Caribbean arcade

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I've never been on RC, but my guess would be that they are similar to other types of credits offered on other lines.

The credits may only be used in the arcade.

Any unused credits will not be refunded.

 

Although a bit more complicated, you could set your son up with his own shipboard account, based on cash.

That way he could spend it anywhere rather than just in the arcade. You would be able to set his cruise-long spending limit by how much cash you deposit on his account. Once he runs through it, he is done for the rest of the cruise (or until you put more cash on the account). Any unused amount would be refunded at the end of the cruise.

Hubby and I pre-purchased arcade credit, $50 each and when we got to the Arcade Room on RC...

 

Most of the machines were broken or poorly working. The ice hockey table was so weak that it would barely hover. 

We asked if we could get refunded and got fully refunded and they even gave us a free spa day cause of the inconvenience. 

 

It might not be worth it to purchase credit, if 90% of the games are broken. 

Ahh the Arcade.  The casino in training.  Ever notice the arcade sounds just like a casino?  Do ya think there might be a conditioning thing going on there?

I don't think it is designed as a casino in training, it just uses the same psychological weapons -- all those sounds and lights make a person want to put money in a machine.

 

what did you just say??? I think you made DADDYS point...unless you were being facetious..My wife and I worked in casinos for years...and that's EXACTLY what they are...lots of the manufacturers who make arcade games also make slots...or, more precisely, the reverse is actually more accurate...as if the cruise lines don't get enough of my dough...but THATS ok...the other....you go right ahead...the only thing I can comment about shipboard casinos is that they stink....and if the ventilation system is decrepit, or theyre badly located, or you have to walk thru em to get anywhere, well you might as well smoke...

 

Isn’t that the same as arcade training? I hadn’t thought of it before since we don’t use the casino, but WhoozYerDaddy is right on the mark with this, I think.

 

My degree is in Psychology and we discussed this in class.  Me? I prefer pinball machines

I would gladly throw my dimes and quarters into a pinball machine. Unfortunately, they now cost a dollar and they don't make nearly as many.

 

No, I do not believe that an arcade is meant to train someone to use a casino. I will agree that the methods they use as well as the purpose (donating your money) are identical, I do not believe that one trains someone for the other.

As far as the smoking rules in the casinos, that is best left for another thread on another boardWink

 

Do the arcades have clocks ?

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