Someone please clarify the policies of Carnival's drink package. Someone told me that if you do not get the drink package, but you gamble more than $200 you get free drinks in the casino only for the length of your cruise. If you buy the drink package it is not good in the casino. The latter makes no sense to me. Why wouldn't I be able to get free drinks in the casino as long as I follow the rules of the package?
AFAIK, the Cheers! package is good in the casino as well as anywhere else on board.
It is possible to get a casino only drink package by earning 1500 points -- points are awarded depending on how much you wager and how long you play at a table game, or 1 point for every $3.00 wagered in a slot machine.
As BDRebel says, your drink package works in the casino. I've never earned enough in the casino to earn free drinks there and I have spent more than $200. The "someone" who told you that was mistaken.
I don't get drink packages nor do I gamble. Call Carnival & have them spell it out for you.