Casino Table Games and Camaraderie

Do you find the table games in ships casinos more or less friendly ?  What I mean is, years ago, you sat at, say, a Caribbean Stud Poker table.  Everyone would talk and joke about the cruise, the losses, the near, it seems as everyone keeps to themselves.  Not a lot of conversation goes on anymore.  On our last cruise I played some 3 card poker. I can't sit for long periods, so when I tried to stand and play, just for a little while, I was told I couldn't do that.  I explained the situation to no avail so I left.  The next nite, I sat down again, and one of the players from the previous night started talking to me about the incident.  We joked a bit, but no one else said a thing.  It was strange. Normally, everyone else would have chimed in about similar experiences, or something. Nuthin'. Silence. 

I was wondering if anyone else noticed the change in atmosphere in the casino.


3 Answers

Over the last couple years, we noticed there are more fellow passengers who don't seem to speak English as their primary language. That explained quite a bit of the "coldness" we seemed to be experiencing at the MDR table. It wasn't that they didn't want to talk, but they really could not speak very good English. Perhaps that extends to the gambling tables?

The limited time I spent in the Casino I found everyone to be like the rest of the ship, relaxed and friendly. Now I don't spend a lot of time in the Casino, just enough to make my donation. I had my fill of that when I owned a gift shop in a Las Vegas Casino long ago.

I don't play in the casinos but I do notice as I pass through them that there is less talking and joking going on there. I used to enjoy the slots.


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