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#21
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Originally posted by grummanyankee
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.
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO grummanyankee: Believe it or not, I have never been to Western Canada. Have fun while you are there. Try a slot and try a table game, but, only if they have live dealers.

One cruise in the afternoons I learned how to play Three-Card-Poker. It was on a line that only opened the Craps tables at night. Had some fun and won some money.

Don't forget to get a Casino chip from the place. The only Casinos I've been to outside of the U.S. has been The Hotel/Casino of Nova Scoitia and The Isle of Capri in Freeport, Bahamas.
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Originally posted by Casino Player
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#24
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Yo Eleven
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!

What about craps? The floor plan I saw didn't look like it had a craps table.
#25
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Wow - old thread!

In general, Princess sips have a craps table. The floor plan is a representation, not an actual diagram of the layout. Which ship will you be cruising on? I've sailed the Coral and the Crown and both of them do. They didn't get really heavy action on my cruises, but they were open nightly.

Shalom, Andy.
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#26
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Has anyone ever been to the casinos in Aruba or Curaceo

Just wondering if they are worth taking the trip from the ship ?
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by AndyTheK
Wow - old thread!

In general, Princess sips have a craps table. The floor plan is a representation, not an actual diagram of the layout. Which ship will you be cruising on? I've sailed the Coral and the Crown and both of them do. They didn't get really heavy action on my cruises, but they were open nightly.

Shalom, Andy.

We'll be on the Coral in July travelling from Whittier to Vancouver. It will be our first cruise. I'm an avid craps shooter when I get the chance to make it to Vegas or Shreveport, but haven't heard much about craps on the boat. Do they allow hop bets?
#28
Tel Aviv, Israel
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I sailed the Coral about 18 months ago. At that time they didn't allow hop bets. Odds were 2X - no "filling" (wouldn't accept $25 on a ten dollar line if the point was 6 or 8, for example). Table limit was always $5-500, max payout on prop bets $1000. The dealers were good and the game moved well. Smoking was NEVER allowed at the craps table (was only allowed on one blackjack table) and they had a few non-smoking nights. Was comped an occasional drink.

The "casino host" (Bruce? Louis? can't remember) was a cold fish, never smiled and wasn't interested in interaction with the players. Floor people were OK. Sometimes had a boxman, sometimes not. Dealers quickly got to know our names and a few of them were a lot of fun to talk to, both inside the casino and out. Of course by now most of the casino crew has probably changed.

On Alaska cruises there are some limitations to casino opening nights, which we didn't have on our Panama Canal transit. There are threads somewhere on these boards on that subject. I believe the Patter will have the information.

Good luck, have fun. Andy.
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#29
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Originally posted by taecruise2
Has anyone ever been to the casinos in Aruba or Curaceo

Just wondering if they are worth taking the trip from the ship ?
We went to a casino by the port in Curacao...I wasn't impressed....
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#30
Tel Aviv, Israel
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As a generalization. I never liked any casino in a Caribbean port. Neither did I like the one in Taba, Egypt. Haven't tried any in Europe, so I can't say anything about them.
#32
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Originally posted by Texas Rose
Does anyone know if the casino on Celebrity Equinox has the slot machine "Hot Hearts"? That is my favorite machine.
I was on the Equinox in August. Don't recall a slot called Hot Hearts.
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#33
Florida
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Joined Mar 2015
Originally posted by AndyTheK
As a generalization. I never liked any casino in a Caribbean port. Neither did I like the one in Taba, Egypt. Haven't tried any in Europe, so I can't say anything about them.
I haven't had much luck at any of the casinos I've visited outside the US/Canada either. The one exception being a small casino in Dakar, Senegal where I won a jackpot of 1,100,000 CFA Francs (XOF), equal to approximately $2,000 USD. It used to be fun telling people I won over a million on a slot machine.
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