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#1
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Most you ever won on a cruise casino, What ship and at what game?
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#2
Wisconsin
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$0.00 in the Casino. Guess you can't win if you don't play.

But the wife did win $500 at bingo one time.
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#3
Live Music Capital of the World, TX
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5 years ago on RCCL 7 day playing blackjack won almost enough to pay for cruise...btw, we were staying in owner's suite.
#4
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Hubby won $380 (net) at BJ on RCI Explorer.....the ONLY time either of us have won anything..and we do make use of the casinos....but ship casinos are NOTHING like Vegas....let me tell you!
Consider it "entertainment" and don't expect to win a penny!
#5
Washington
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My husband won $750 playing Texas Hold'em Poker on the Carnival Splendor. Unfortunately, he won this on his second hand and wanted to play longer, so he wound up losing it all over the course of 4 hours.
#7
Enterprise, Alabama
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I usually play BJ and win a little. However a couple of years ago and friend that was cruising with us won over $4,000 at video poker.
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#8
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Too many to name but I have also took a bath in a casino. Anyone who gambles regularly and says they ALWAYS win and never took a bath they are so full of it that it is dripping out of their nose and ears.
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#10
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Originally posted by BobT172
About 4 years ago on the Crown Princess...$500 in the slot tournament.
I've come in second place 3 times, does that count for anything?

Actually our last time on the Freedom in March I won somewhere around $500 at the roulette table, and $1200 at craps. My wife won close to $350 at roulette.

On this cruise we had free drinks coming at us the whole cruise and we weren't playing high stakes. We just made alot of friends and had alot of fun with everyone.
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#11
Atlanta, GA
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Over the cruises I have been on, I feel like I am slightly ahead of the house. I have won as much as 1100.00 on the slots or a few hundred on Let it Ride or 3 card poker. For me its about making new friends at the tables.
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#12
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Originally posted by ATL2LAS
For me its about making new friends at the tables.
And that right there make a cruise. Gambling is entertainment and making friends and money (maybe) just makes it better.
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#13
Atlanta, GA
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Originally posted by F22Smitty
And that right there make a cruise. Gambling is entertainment and making friends and money (maybe) just makes it better.
I think thats why they have my time/your time/anytime dining. You meet people that you mesh with in the casino and now you can have a meal together. I met an older couple from Boca that I spent most of the cruise with at the casino and dinner during a cruise. Can't wait to see them again this year.
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#15
Tennessee
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Originally posted by ava_girl_123
Most you ever won on a cruise casino, What ship and at what game?
Won $28k playing BJ the first night aboard the Majesty 2 years ago. Up and down playing BJ, craps and 3 card poker the rest of cruise,walked off with a little over $40k at the end of 7 days.
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#16
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Originally posted by ParrothdJH
Won $28k playing BJ the first night aboard the Majesty 2 years ago. Up and down playing BJ, craps and 3 card poker the rest of cruise,walked off with a little over $40k at the end of 7 days.
Did you report your winnings on last years tax return?
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#17
florida
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Joined Oct 2002
Originally posted by Yo Eleven
Did you report your winnings on last years tax return?
How does that work out since your winnings aren't on a slot machine. Is there a record of your cashing in chips at the window over a certain amount? Obviously I never cashed in a lot of chips at the cage. LOL But I have won over $3,000 on a slot machine on the Carnival Triumph. And yes I had to claim that amount on my taxes, but I also made sure I had a win/loss statement to go with it.
#18
Tennessee
270 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Originally posted by Yo Eleven
Did you report your winnings on last years tax return?
Of course. like every year I keep a diary of every gambling session, Game played, time started and ended and wins or losses at each table. This has satisfied the IRS for years . And yes, I declared on my customs form that I was bringing more than $10,000 into the U.S.. Customs officer got a kick out of that.
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#19
Nashville, TN (we moved, again)
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Originally posted by ParrothdJH
Of course. like every year I keep a diary of every gambling session, Game played, time started and ended and wins or losses at each table. This has satisfied the IRS for years ....

How many times has the IRS asked to see the diary?
#20
Tennessee
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Joined Nov 2000
Originally posted by garycarla
How many times has the IRS asked to see the diary?
The 3 times I've been auditied. It's generally the only proof IRS will accept.Win/loss statements are not enough
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