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.

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33 Answers

The only time I entered casinos are to eat in their restaurants with friends. I'm not a gambler. I'd loose my pants for sure.

(Sometimes on cruises I do walk through the casinos to look at all the fancy-dancy machines and smile at the pretty female table workers that smile back in hopes that I'll go to their table and waste a ton of money.)

I gamble, but never enough to be comped.

My problem as well!

I wonder if this is how and why Paddock did his cruises? "Las Vegas (CNN)----In addition to his frequent forays into casinos and gun shops, Las Vegas strip killer Stephen Paddock took 20 cruises, many of them in Europe and the Middle East, investigators have learned.

The cruises included stops at ports in Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to information provided by a law enforcement source who asked not to be identified because the source was not authorized to share information about the investigation. Paddock's girlfriend accompanied him on nine of the cruises.

The information provided by the source did not specify the cruise line(s) involved, the type of cruises, when they occurred or the couple's reason for travel. Most cruise ships have casinos on board, and Paddock was an avid gambler." http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/us/vegas-shooter-paddock-foreign-cruises/index.html

All of our local casinos offer some sort of free cruise deal...They switched to this perk instead of big fancy dinners with trashy gifts like a crystal paperweight. Most people don't use it ...I never looked into it till a year ago...It is free except for your port fees...people think there is hidden costs but not so.

So yes, I'm sure he had free cruises comped to him...I was surprised they don't consider him a "whale" with $ he spent but who knows....

All of our local casinos offer some sort of free cruise deal...They switched to this perk instead of big fancy dinners with trashy gifts like a crystal paperweight. Most people don't use it ...I never looked into it till a year ago...It is free except for your port fees...people think there is hidden costs but not so.

So yes, I'm sure he had free cruises comped to him...I was surprised they don't consider him a "whale" with $ he spent but who knows....

I don't visit the casino on ships any more. Setting a budge is a good way to keep loses down. figure it as entertainment.

Do you know what the buy-in is on the RCI cruises.. am looking forward for some Texas Holdem on board..!!

I stay out of the Casino on the ship , I just gamble in Vegas

We booked under Premier Casino Offer and got a great deal ! We have priority status for this cruise. I guess it depends on how much time you spend in casion. ?

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