Has anyone ever hit a jackpot on slots on the ships?
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Hi! I do enjoy playing the slot machines on cruises occasionally, but have never really won anything to speak of, and the machines seem rather "tight". I've never seen anyone hit a jackpot or come even close, and am curious if anyone has ever hit...I usually play the Quarter machines, max bet (.75) and it's a fun no stress type of entertainment until I decide I've lost enough money. (no more than $100. total) So...any big winners out there? I'd love to hear your stories!I have won a few Royal Flushes on Video Poker machines. $1 machines with max bet ($5) was $4000. I think that I have hit 4-5 of these. I also hit one on a $.25 progressive Video Poker machine for over $5000 - so it is possible. Oh! one trip on Carnival I did keep hitting 4 of a kind which pays anywhere from $1200 to $2000 and I won so many times one night that when the casino personnel came to pay me, even they were amazed. And I always remember that crew as they didn't seem bothered in the least that I was winning a lot! Sometimes the casino staff act as though it is their money that they are paying out.... Last cruise on RCI the lady behind me hit the jackpot for a free car - BMW if I recall - and another lucky player hit $5000. Again, all $1.00 machines which can really eat up the gambling fast!
Other family members have hit regular jackpots - none over $1000 though and that was playing $1 denom.
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Played 3 credits on a 25 cent slot on the Regal Princess on our first Princess cruise and won $2,500. On another won $500 each on 3 different nights.
On Eurodam last year was a bit ahead each night on 25 cent slots and on the last night my husband was trying to get me out of the casino and since I had about $100 left in credits I switched to a dollar machine and after about 5 minutes won $3,800. I cashed out after that!
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mother hit 2 machines for $9,000 each
1st pull I hit for $500...took my money and left, Thank You Very Much!
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i hit a $25 machine for $5,000I would never play a $25 machine. How much did they take to begin with?
mother hit 2 machines for $9,000 each
Several years ago, I had saved up a handful of quarters before we went on a spring cruise. DH told me to play any machines I wanted, but to play the max bet.
I won $20 on the very first pull on a X-factor machine, and thought I was doing quite well. However, the handful and the $20 went down very quickly at 3 coins per pull.
I was down to my last three quarters, so I put them in a Stampede machine, and started to walk off. Behind me, the machine eruped with music, lights, and moos. I had hit the top award - three 7's with horns on a 3 coin max bet for $625.
I couldn't remember my name, my cabin number or anything else. Luckily, DH was playing blackjack, and the casino folks took me to him.
I was such a mess, the casino guy remembered me... a year later on another ship.
What a blast. Nothing much since then, though.