DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Free Cruises Comped by the Casino

How it works:  Your cruise card is used to earn "points" while you play.  Once inserted, you set up a pin and then do one of two things: a) insert cash or b) charge a specific amount to your room.  When you remove your card from the machine, the "cash" left on the machine posts to your cruise card.  This does not apply back to your room charge!  You may then take the cruise card to the cashier and get your money off it and/or move to another machine and download "cash" from your "bank" on the card to the new machine.  The machines do not give you tickets.

I usually set a gambling budget of around $200 for a one week cruise.  I do not play max bet - I play conservatively at first but may play for a long time especially late at night.  I move around and when I win, I usually upload the money to my cruise card, take the card out and download a nominal amount and start again.

You usually need around 1000 points to qualify for the drawing and/or receive a letter the last day offering you a "free cruise" and sometimes cash.

If you frequent the casino often, they will usually comp you a meal at a specialty restaurant and free drinks.  I have had them send chocolate covered strawberries to my room.  Again, I am not a high roller, just a consistent player.

Tags: Casino Comps Free

17 Answers

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

It doesn't appeal to me. They give you an inside cabin, and they make me feel claustrophobic.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Hmmm I received a 10day cruise w balcony...

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I play the slots on the boat, but not that much... Guess I have to step my game up!

TedHampel
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

I hear many first hand stories but, though I gamble, have never received any casino benefit. Playing table games won't get you there. Decided I would REALLY try for recognition to test the system; played thousands on slots and got the 1500 points card on the second day of an 11 night Carnival cruise (which qualified me for free casino drinks throughout the cruise) and almost 4000 points on the cruise. I never heard from Carnival again.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Casino hosts on Princess wander about looking at the player's points accumulating and begin comping drinks and specialty restaurants accordingly.  If you play something every day and they get to know you, the rewards increase - it's strictly at their discretion.  At the end of the cruise, you receive a letter in your cabin with an offer that may include a complimentary cruise and/or cash or both.  Princess Casinos operate more like Vegas as far as comps ...

messi12
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

silversands casino

You can play it now!

messi12
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Casino is really tough!Surprised

gerald5522
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

And I have enough ordinary bonuses from the casino, instead of different vouchers, it's better to continue playing. Can you benefit from bonuses from different casinos can look at http://onlineroulettewheel.co.uk/bonuses/ To take or not to take the bonus everyone decides, I recommend that they use, so there is more chance of winning.
 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

A friend play Texas Hold-em all the time in Las Vegas and other places. He is going on a cruise all paid for so he can play cards. He is kinda good at what he does. Buy in is pretty high so I guess the cost of cruise and booze is easily covered.

 

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I'd first of all have to go into the casino, and then ask how to play the games before I'd win. Guess I better count on continuing to paying for cruises myself.

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