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#1
Ewing, NJ
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Those of you who asked -- here's your answer! A forum dedicated to discussing all things "cruise casino" related for those of you who like to donate regularly!

Have fun!
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#2
1,864 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by LauraS
Those of you who asked -- here's your answer! A forum dedicated to discussing all things "cruise casino" related for those of you who like to donate regularly!

Have fun!
LauraS, you are a class act!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for opening the new forum. This is awesome!
#3
MD
409 Posts
Joined May 2009
I've been waiting for this!!!! (Even though I haven't even been on here long ;0). Thanks
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#4
Florida
850 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Thanks Laura for making it happen, and to Yo Eleven for the suggestion. I'm looking forward to learning a lot, and putting it to good use on my upcoming cruise!
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#5
Black Hills of South Dakota
2,766 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
This is a great idea---thanks Laura!
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#6
290 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Originally posted by retiredonthesea
This is a great idea---thanks Laura!
Is it likely that the casinos will go "smoke" free? I find it odd that you can smoke only designated places except the casino. I have seen the row of 10 machines that say no smoking, usually filled with somers. Fewer and fewer people smoke today, give us a break!!
#7
1,864 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by seeship
Is it likely that the casinos will go "smoke" free? I find it odd that you can smoke only designated places except the casino. I have seen the row of 10 machines that say no smoking, usually filled with somers. Fewer and fewer people smoke today, give us a break!!
Well I hope they certainly do. Smoking is a disgusting habit and really bad for you. Also how do you think the non smoking dealers feel? I think they themselves will push for non smoking casinos.
#8
Gulf Breeze,FL, USA
11 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
I'll be going on an Alaskan cruise on Coral Princess in September. Does anyone know if they have a poker table on this ship? HAL and Carnival have had one on the last cruises I've been on, but this is my first Princess cruise.
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#9
1,864 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by barrlmunky
I'll be going on an Alaskan cruise on Coral Princess in September. Does anyone know if they have a poker table on this ship? HAL and Carnival have had one on the last cruises I've been on, but this is my first Princess cruise.
Hello and welcome to the Casino section.

I was on Princess last year and they did have a poker table, however, it was computerized. No live dealer. This would be Texas hold'em. Now they did have other poker games (three card poker) with a live dealer if you are interested in that. Good luck!
#10
Ottawa, On, Cda./Naples, Fl. USA
6,087 Posts
Joined May 2004
Laura, thanks for the new forum for us wild ones!

More and more we are seeing the computerized blackjack; hope it doesn't completely take over.
Kathy
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#11
1,864 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by tomko2
Laura, thanks for the new forum for us wild ones!

More and more we are seeing the computerized blackjack; hope it doesn't completely take over.
Kathy
Hello tomko2! Welcome to the new section.

I don't think we will see a computerized takeover of blackjack. What we will see is continuous shuffle machines taking over though. Love 'em or hate 'em I guess.
#12
Tel Aviv, Israel
1,195 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
Originally posted by seeship
Is it likely that the casinos will go "smoke" free? I find it odd that you can smoke only designated places except the casino. I have seen the row of 10 machines that say no smoking, usually filled with somers. Fewer and fewer people smoke today, give us a break!!
We were on RCL Navigator of the Seas last October, and they had instituted a "no smoking in the casino ON FORMAL NIGHTS" policy. I have asked on the Princess forum (we're due to cruise with them this coming December) and someone who recently cruised with them said they have the same policy now.

My DW and I are both smokers. Truth be told, we had no problem with this policy. Most formal nights are sea days, when the casino is open all afternoon - the smoking ban goes into effect at the early seating dinner hour. Since we are late seating diners, we played at the tables up until the time "mo smoking" started, had plenty of time to get ready for the evening, and caught a show after dinner.
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#13
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Joined Oct 2008
Originally posted by tomko2
Laura, thanks for the new forum for us wild ones!

More and more we are seeing the computerized blackjack; hope it doesn't completely take over.
Kathy
Me too!

Computerized blackjack reminds me of the episode on Star Trek TNG where Scotty (who had been in suspended animation) is sitting in the bar on the Enterprise with Data, and orders a Scotch. The bartender politely tells him that what they have now is Synthahol. Scotty mutters to himself, "Synthetic alcohol, synthetic commanders, what will thry think of next?"

Synthetic blackjack, indeed!
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#15
New York City
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Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by LauraS
Those of you who asked -- here's your answer! A forum dedicated to discussing all things "cruise casino" related for those of you who like to donate regularly!

Have fun!
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO LauraS: You know some of us like to make withdrawals. It is not all one way, in.
#16
New York City
3,773 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by grummanyankee
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, LAURA! I'm looking forward to the casino almost as much as the trip to Alaska on Celebrity Infinity Aug 7th!
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO grummanyankee: Keep playing in the casino. It is a lot of fun. Sometimes it could be profitable too.
#17
Northern New Jersey
4,411 Posts
Joined May 2007
thanks for the new forum laura
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#18
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Joined May 2009
Originally posted by jaja
thanks for the new forum laura
Yes! Many thanks!

Blame me for the idea and the extra bandwidth this section is using now. LOL! This place is exploding in popularity.

But remember try to keep it clean in here. It is being watched closely. We don't want to ruin it. Just a note out to everyone.
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#19
South Eastern Pa
129 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by Casino Player
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO grummanyankee: Keep playing in the casino. It is a lot of fun. Sometimes it could be profitable too.
Good Morning CP! Here I am..only one cup of coffee so far and I'm reading and writing about casinos! We are going to try to get a cab to the casino in Victoria, BC when we're in port. Have you been to that one? I think we'll be in port from 7PM-midnight on Aug.13. I sure will be in the ship's casino daily, but can't pass up one in the port if it's within a reasonable cab ride.
#20
Mississippi
11 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
G...Yankee,

I went to that casino a couple of months ago. It's larger than your ship's casino bit definately not Vegas, not AC, not even like Biloxi where I live.

They had a couple computer hold 'em tables, a bit of carnival games, and lots (300 or so) of really tight slots.

I recommend you go have a nice dinner downtown, and gamble on the boat.