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Old June 19th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Default Do any Disney ships have a casino?

My daughter really wants to go on one but my dad usually goes and that is really all he does.
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My daughter really wants to go on one but my dad usually goes and that is really all he does.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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That is in part why a Disney cruise is more expensive, no casino...
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No casino, but if you cruise on an Eastern Caribbean, he can gamble in the casino in St. Maarten.
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There's also a casino in Atlantis in the Bahamas. Great family destination.
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A casino on Disney property???? yeah, right... remember, Disney = Family
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A casino on Disney property???? yeah, right... remember, Disney = Family
But if the day ever comes when Florida allows casino gambling, you can bet every Disney ship will have a casino. I wouldn't be surprised if Disney didn't already have all the equipment and plans to where they would go.
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But if the day ever comes when Florida allows casino gambling, you can bet every Disney ship will have a casino. I wouldn't be surprised if Disney didn't already have all the equipment and plans to where they would go.
The dream is licenced and owned in the Bahamas I'm not sure about the other ships
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DCL has plenty of gambling opportunites

B-I-N-G-Olots of it

I wish they'd just be upfront about it and convert a small portion of the ship & throw in some slot machines, but as mentioned above, easy enough to find a casino in nassau.
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The dream is licenced and owned in the Bahamas I'm not sure about the other ships
That has nothing to do with why Disney doesn't have casinos on their ships. Disney has been fighting to keep casinos out of Florida because they don't want people spending money anywhere other than their parks.
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That has nothing to do with why Disney doesn't have casinos on their ships. Disney has been fighting to keep casinos out of Florida because they don't want people spending money anywhere other than their parks.
I was pointing out that Florida laws have nothing to do with Disney cruises they are not operated or licenced out of Florida. I dont think disney is boycotting casinos, that makes no sense Disney and their billions could own and operate their own casinos under a different entity and make even more billions
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Florida will very likely allow non-reservation casino gaming by the end of the year. There is legislation that has passed both the house and senate in slightly different forms that will allow for it. I suspect that it will be on Rick Scott's desk to sign by the end of September. Somehow I don't think we'll see casino gaming spring up on Disney properties in the foreseeable future.

I don't know of any ships that keep the casinos open while in port, so really that entire argument is moot.

Regardless of where a ship is flagged, it can operate casinos once it's in international waters, so Florida law had absolutely nothing to do with Disney's decision to not have a casino onboard. Bottom line, DCL has structured it's product to be profitable without gaming. I highly doubt that will ever change, unless they see a sudden drop in occupancy and research suggests that an overwhelming majority of people aren't cruising DCL due to a lack of a casino--somehow I highly doubt that would ever be the rationale for choosing a different line.
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i do find it a bit odd that disney has bingo...which appears to be held several times a day and quite pricey, but no casino...would be nice to have a few card tables in the district "adults only area".
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Disney's whole "Brand" is Family Fun. Casinos tend to clash with this. If a casino opened on a Disney property Walt would start spinning in his grave (or cryo chamber???)
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I could see it now...inside Splash Mountain would be Cash Mountain. Pirates of the Caribbean could have Captain Jack's Blackjack. Cinderella's Slots. Castle Keno.
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I could see it now...inside Splash Mountain would be Cash Mountain. Pirates of the Caribbean could have Captain Jack's Blackjack. Cinderella's Slots. Castle Keno.


Cinderella 's Slots ???????????????


Sounds like old Walt is getting into the Flesh trade as well as Casino Gambling.
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The lack of casinos on the DCL ships is the big draw for me. Keeps it a family environment and the party crowds off the ships.
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Keeps the party crowds off the ships.
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The lack of casinos on the DCL ships is the big draw for me. Keeps it a family environment and the party crowds off the ships.
I have heard about those wild party crowds on Holland America and Princess ships.Boy does it get wild on those ships with the casinos.

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