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what info dyou want? you can lose as much as you want....they have the usual assortment of slots, the payouts are ridiculously low...theres table games too...and since smoking is permitted, they all usually smell bad.and if you play enough, you can get stuff....so you can come back and brag about it.

Once the ship leaves port, they open the casino for all donations!

Actually, since my wife and I made a big part of our living in those joints, we avoid them ashore...because we know how those billion $ buildings get built, And heres a hint..its not from peoples winnings......we wouldn't mind dropping in as a form of entertainment at sea, and I wouldn't mind a little BJ or especially craps from time to time...but I emphasize I haven't been on one yet onboard that doesn't smell of cigarette smoke....some ships are laid out in such a way that to get to another part of the deck the casino is on you have to walk thru it. (hah! wonder why!) we noticed just doing that leaves a smell on your clothing. And worse, sometimes any adjoining rooms or restaurants smell the same..So no, we avoid them.

I hear a lot of stories. Some good and some not so good. Bottom line is I do not spend one red cent in a casino. They are made to profit and they know how to pay out to ensure gamblers gamble and the casino make money.

Good for you...I can't remember the last time we were in one with any accuracy since we retired...but it has to be at least 15 years....we worked in competing joints, upstairs you might say...and we both knew how they got built and where the $$ came from....and the prevailing attitudes amongst almost everyone on one side of the game about the "patrons" on the other side....

We never spend any time or money in the casino, but agree about the smoke that spreads into surrounding areas. However, at least one cruise line, Celebrity, has non smoking casinos.

Celebrity is the only mainstream line that does not allow smoking in the casino at any time.

Princess has a few "smoke-free" nights (usually on Formal nights) where they do not allow smoking in the casino.

The ships offer slots (penny to $5 machines), craps, black jack, several other card games, and other machines.

The games and machines are not regulated by any authority as they are in a land casino, but then again I do not believe that they cheat either.

My thought is, if you are that anxious to give your money to the cruise line through the casino, at least get something for it. Table games are a minimum of $10, drinks are $10. I have a lot more fun with a drink or three than I do in the casino!Big Smile

I see your point regarding a drink while not spending money.

Do you need cash for the casinos or do you use a card?

You can use either. I tend to use cash in order to stay within my $20 budget.


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