Finding ways to gamble on a ship

I like to hit the casino on a ship. I consider losses as cost of vacation entertainment. Wins usually go to the wife. Still, it's entertaining.  However, since an injury at work 2 1/2 years ago, I can no longer lean over a craps table, or sit and play BlackJack or 3 Card Poker for more than 20 min or so.   Regular poker is also out of the question.  So what do I do ?   Well, I've never been much of a slot fan, but I have had some success.  Quite simply, I take a $100 dollar bill, and seek out a machine.  If its a $1 machine, with Max coin 2, that gives me 50 pulls.  So that's wat I do. Max coin in & count to 50.  If it's a quarter machine with Max coin of 4, that offers 100 pulls.  If there is anything left, I cash out.  Usually there is less than $100. Sometimes though, there's more.  Still entertaining, depending on the machine. Also, it's easier to keep track of how much I spend.


I have played video poker, and have done ok, but it takes longer and my sit time starts to diminish rapidly.  And if I stand up, people hover for some reason.

4 Answers

If you’re more comfortable standing up that’s what you should do! Don’t worry about the people that “hover”, they’re just watching you instead of putting their own money in machines. And if you want to stand at the blackjack or three card poker tables, that’s fine too – the casino won’t turn you away! (If anyone gives you a hard time say something like, “they don’t treat me this way in Vegas.” and they should lighten up pretty quick.)

Thought I would add, it is not permitted to stand at the card tables. I tried to stand to play 3 card poker and was told I couldn't do that. So, I played a couple more hands and left. I played for about 20 min at a time, and that was it.

We have a friend who’s a “pit boss” in Vegas – I’ll ask her what the policy is at her casino for standing at tables next time I talk to her. Just for comparison.

Thanks for sharing your gambling methods with all of us. I myself hate to lose so I don't gamble. But, I love to watch others as they play. I try not to stand too close to them. I think that playing with a et amount of moeny is a good way to control losses. You are a smart gambler.


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