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    Miami / Port Everglades

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  1. Yes, but this is consistent with RFID tech, as players do not get paid only with chips reserved or their buy-ins, color changes, and pay-outs. So, the dealer has to punch in the spots where players are betting so that the server can correlate which player (remember they use your Seapass cards for ID) is betting in which spots. Why else would they bother tracking which spots which player is betting at, whether one hand, two hands, three, or the whole table???
  2. According to the casino host they have, and ships are moving toward table games to RFID chip systems. He shared with me a screen showing the raw data on his laptop from the casino’s server reflecting every round’s bet, split, and double. So contrary to what others tell me on this website, the casino hosts on both the Quantum OTS (April sailing out of Shanghai) and the Navigator OTS (Miami sailing) have told me that they track players’ bets through RFID chips. PS - $100 rough average per hour (actually laptop indicated it was around $92+/hour) was about right for nights 1 and 2. On night 3, alternating bets from $100 min up to $500 mac, sometimes playing 2 or 3 spots at $150/$200/$250/$300, my average bet was around $145/hour. Although I understand your reasoning, and appreciate your thoughts, it does not explain how my roughly 2500 points that the casino host shared with me after night 2, went down after night 3 (when my days’ average bet increased by approximately $50).
  3. Amazing!!! That's all I can say. I remain astounded that the casino host advised me at the end of the second night that I had earned slightly over 2500 points by that pint in this three night cruise. Then during the afternoon of the third day of the cruise, I received the $100 certificate. Before dinner (casino did not open until 5:30 pm, but tables not ready until 6:00 pm), I went and talked with the casino host, and he agreed to look into why I got the $100 certificate, as he remembered our conversation the night before. Well, needless to say, after dinner, I went ballistic at the blackjack tables. Lost $1,700 of my profits from the first two nights, but was betting $100 min, up to $500 per hand, and only ended up with roughly 2,000 points in total for this cruise. *****!!!!!!!! Got a $500 certificate, not even an interior room cabin cruise??????? Rewards poster: 400/800/1200/1600/2000 Points - $100/$200/$300/$400/$500 certificates 2400 Points - Interior Stateroom 3600 Points - Oceanview Stateroom 4800 Points - Balcony Stateroom 8000 Points - Junior Suite 25000 Points - Grand Suite I cannot for the life of me understand how I went from just over 2500 points after the second night, to only approximately 2000 points at the end, knowing that I gambled straight (maybe 10-15 minute aggregate breaks between bathroom visits and switching tables) from 7:00 pm to 2:30 am, $100 min, up to $500 max bet per round, not including splits and doubles, and alternating periodically from one to two hands.
  4. Onboard cruise right now. Last night host told me my point total, which was approximately slightly more than 2500 points more than I had pre-cruise. This afternoon I received an envelope at my cabin with a certificate for only $100 off a future cruise booked within 30 days. Rewards chart shows free interior cabin cruise at 2400 points. Huh????????
  5. Checked website (only H19BALL offers remain) and called and spoke with Casino Royale Rep Chris out of Springfield, OR. Nada, and Chris could not explain it either. Oh yeah, and Chris advised that he had to have Marketing activate my e-mail account for offers. This is the third time in the past 3+ weeks I have had a Casino Royale rep tell me this.
  6. South Florida Prime, no ex-Cuba cruise ship offer.
  7. Also, prepaid gratuities can be elected, as well as dining & drink packages, excursions, wifi, etc., etc., etc. Only getting a break on the cruise fare. BUT ONLY AIN'T BAD!!!
  8. So, thus far we have the following information from cruisecritic subscribers regarding this Ball Blitz Promotion: H19BALL01 - H19BALL02 - H19BALL03 - Balcony Cabin or $750 Trade in Value H19BALL04 - Oceanview Cabin or $750 Trade in Value H19BALL05 - Interior Stateroom or $500 Trade In Value H19BALL06 - $750 Trade in Value H19BALL07 - $500 Trade in Value H19BALL08 - $250 Trade in Value H19BALL09 - $100 Trade in Value H19BALL10 - Casino Rate If the progression is linear, then 01 and 02 likely provide some Suite Category (01) and Jr. Suite (02), with $1,000 (???) Trade in Value.
  9. If it provides for a trade in value, book a cruise you want to take, within 30 days of exiting/disembarking that prior cruise, and that sails within 365 days of that cruise. Apply the trade in value of the certificate. You will have to book that cruise through Casino Royale ( 888/561-2234 ) and NOT through Royal Caribbean’s main number. If you have reached Prime status, you should start receiving offers sometime about 1 to 1.5 months after your prior cruise (they are slow in processing paperwork for activating new members). If Prime, you will also receive a free annual cruise on or after April 1 next year, but you have to choose and book a cruise of 8 nights or less in duration. I hope the foregoing information helps.
  10. Anyone receive H19BALL01, H19BALL02, H19BALL06, H19BALL07, etc.? If so, please state offer code, comped room and any trade in value.
  11. Offer code? H19BALL05 provides interior stateroom or $500 trade in value. H19BALL03 apparently provides balcony stateroom or unknown ($750?) trade in value.
  12. I concur. We all could benefit from your experience and offerings from CR in light of your most recent casino results.
  13. Noreen411, at what Casino Royale level are you? I am only Prime, and received H19BALL05, which provided interior stateroom ($500 Trade in Value), with 2 NFL game tickets. Your H19BALL03 offer provides for balcony stateroom and 2 tickets.
  14. On Navigator from June 21 to 24. What restaurants are on that ship, and are all included within UDP? If so, I have been toying with getting it for this cruise. Already purchased it for me (Carnivore diet) and my DW (Vegetarian) on a September 28 Symphony sailing. Appreciate your updated information. BTW, it was not listed as being available on the Majesty OTS, as mentioned by someone previously.
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