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aprild3 March 20th, 2017 03:08 PM

Money for the Casino
 
I will be on a Princess British Isles cruise this coming June. I have all my currency needed for in port fun, but when it comes to having fun on the ship in the casino what do I need to have? US dollars? I've read that you can have the gambling charged to your room, but I don't really want to do that. I allot myself a certain dollar amount when gambling, in cash, and don't want to exceed that. If I charge to the room, I KNOW I'll exceed the allotment.

So, I guess the general questions are...do the casinos take cash and what currency is accepted?

Apologies if this been asked elsewhere, but there is so much into to weed through!


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clarea March 20th, 2017 03:19 PM

You may also want to ask this on the dedicated Princess forum, where it will be seen by many more folks with direct experience:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=197

cb at sea March 20th, 2017 07:04 PM

Yes...they take cash and US Dollars is what they accept. Bring what you plan to lose...and when it's gone, it's gone! Stop gambling! Losing is the most likely outcome, but if you treat it as "entertainment", and know how much you are willing to lose...it's fun!

aprild3 March 20th, 2017 07:27 PM

Thanks for the info. Yes, I only gamble what I plan on gambling and I allot myself a $ amount each day. When I'm done, I'm done. I typically walk away with something though, but I'm not heartbroken if I don't.


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Cruiseswithfamilyornot March 22nd, 2017 03:38 PM

They also charge you a surcharge if you take cash and put it on your room. Varies by ship, but usually around 5% so whatever you do don't plan on getting your gambling money that way! Puts you in the hole before you start


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