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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:27 AM
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What does it cost to play?
A buck for each try.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:46 AM
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What does it cost to play?
For the small cost of one dollar, you too can have a chance at cash and great prizes.

But, if you act now and are one of the first one hundred million contestants, for $10 you will receive not one but TEN chances to win these great prizes!

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 09:29 AM
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For the small cost of one dollar, you too can have a chance at cash and great prizes.

But, if you act now and are one of the first one hundred million contestants, for $10 you will receive not one but TEN chances to win these great prizes!

Tom
A bargain at twice the price. And if you put in a mere 20 bucks you double your chances of winning
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Just returned from a B2B on the Glory. The Casino Vault game is a major rip off. I never once played it but found it interesting how Carnival would take one iPad and some money out of the machine halfway through each cruise to give the appearance that someone won something. If people are winning as Carnival says they are, that means on back to back cruises on the Glory, they gave away 2 iPads and about $3000 in 9 days.
Just got back off the dream and witnessed a lucky lady win an I pad then put another dollar in and win a stack of cash! So people do win just not you or ME for that matter lol I should mention she did it with just 2 dollars some people have all the luck
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Just got back off the dream and witnessed a lucky lady win an I pad then put another dollar in and win a stack of cash! So people do win just not you or ME for that matter lol I should mention she did it with just 2 dollars some people have all the luck
This would speak against the person who said the machine pays zero until a certain amount is fed in and supports my theory that the whole thing is controled by the random number generator.
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We just got off the Splendor yesterday and I believe the game is rigged so that it won't allow a winner until more money has been put in than is given out, way more! So, it's really not a game of skill as it is portrayed to be and thus is a rip-off in my opinion. I'm pretty good at games like this and I came millimeters close on my 20 attempts and as one man watching me said, the machine continued to move even after I released the ball. We do know first hand of a $1000 winner and a cash/iPad winner so it will pay out eventually, but only after a tidy profit is first guaranteed.
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I won an IPad and $500 on Christmas Day on one of these machines on the Magic. They are fun to play. And I only put in $10.
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This would speak against the person who said the machine pays zero until a certain amount is fed in and supports my theory that the whole thing is controled by the random number generator.
Why not ask John He will certainly give us a brilliant answer
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This would speak against the person who said the machine pays zero until a certain amount is fed in and supports my theory that the whole thing is controled by the random number generator.
You forget the part about the rung / row programming as different values. Each value is tracked individually by the machine. Not the machine as a whole. It does not have a "random number generator".

It is possible ( rare but possible ) to win on one row and then on another on the next play.

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When we were on Paradise in May, we could always tell when someone was playing. The crowd would just keep growing with each dollar pumped into it. The thing I found interesting is that the crowd really wants to see the player to win because when they would miss (I never did see anyone win), the whole crowd would groan.
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We just got off the Splendor yesterday and I believe the game is rigged so that it won't allow a winner until more money has been put in than is given out, way more! So, it's really not a game of skill as it is portrayed to be and thus is a rip-off in my opinion. I'm pretty good at games like this and I came millimeters close on my 20 attempts and as one man watching me said, the machine continued to move even after I released the ball. We do know first hand of a $1000 winner and a cash/iPad winner so it will pay out eventually, but only after a tidy profit is first guaranteed.

STRATEGY NOTE: Wait until late into cruise to plat for better chance of a payoff
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I put about $30 into the machine on the Miracle. I am blind in one eye so my depth perception is terrible, but I consistently stopped at exactly the same point on almost every play. Definitely odd that my vision problems are not a problem when it comes to the vault.
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I saw several winners at this on our Spirit cruise. I never tried it.
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I put about $30 into the machine on the Miracle. I am blind in one eye so my depth perception is terrible, but I consistently stopped at exactly the same point on almost every play. Definitely odd that my vision problems are not a problem when it comes to the vault.
This is a Carnival site.
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This is a Carnival site.
The Miracle is a Carnival ship. ???
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My 10 yr old daughter won an Ipod Touch and Amazon Kindle playing stacker in the arcade on last Christmas Spirit cruise. Bet they were glad when we left.
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