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I'll be aboard the Freedom of the Seas in a couple of days. Can anyone tell me if the casino has a sportsbook/sports betting?

 

I had heard the Oasis class had a couple of machines in the casino that you could place sports bets on. I was wondering if the Freedom of the Seas had this as well.

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First I have heard anything about sports betting on an RCI ship. Hope someone chimes in with info. Good question.

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I'll be aboard the Freedom of the Seas in a couple of days. Can anyone tell me if the casino has a sportsbook/sports betting?

 

I had heard the Oasis class had a couple of machines in the casino that you could place sports bets on. I was wondering if the Freedom of the Seas had this as well.

 

I want to give a categorical "no" response but am curious about your comment regarding Oasis. I have been on Oasis and never seen a machine for sports betting. Have you actually done this or just heard a rumor about it?

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To my knowledge, there is no sports betting on board. The casinos are okay, but the staff is really subpar. I mean, they're nice, they're just really not strong as far as casino skills go (dealers make a TON of mistakes). A sports book would be a disaster.

 

I can't imagine what the OP was referring to on Oasis. I wonder if it was one of the "horse race" machines. But I've never seen or heard of any machine for real life sports betting.

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I can't find it anymore but on another board someone posted a picture of several machines that looked like ATMs on the Oasis of the Seas. Above those machines were signs designating them as the sports book area. I can't find the picture anymore or I would post it.

 

It sounds like no one has seen them though so I'm guessing they don't have a sportsbook. It makes sense because sportsbooks are very low margin for casinos but it just happens to be my favorite way to bet.

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The great majority of sports gamblers want action on a game that they are going to watch.

 

Being that you really will have no games to watch on the cruise, demand for sports betting would be very low.

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Oasis had sports betting when she first sailed but RCCL removed it shortly after she came out.

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Oasis had sports betting when she first sailed but RCCL removed it shortly after she came out.

 

Odds were probably similar to the slots and other games, i.e. heavily favoring the casino.

 

In the real world, you bet a game, risk $110 to win $100. Wonder what RCI wanted you to risk to win $100?

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The machines you are talking about belong to this company.

 

Notice halfway down this page is a section labeled "cruise ship" with some photos.

 

I have yet to identify which cruise ship - but I would think if you called them they might be able to tell you.

 

BTW - RCI or the owner of wherever these machines are placed has no influence over lines or has any stake in the win / loss. The "house" is only paid a percentage of handle - basically rent.

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The machines you are talking about belong to this company.

 

Notice halfway down this page is a section labeled "cruise ship" with some photos.

 

I have yet to identify which cruise ship - but I would think if you called them they might be able to tell you.

 

BTW - RCI or the owner of wherever these machines are placed has no influence over lines or has any stake in the win / loss. The "house" is only paid a percentage of handle - basically rent.

 

Interesting.

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The machines you are talking about belong to this company.

 

Notice halfway down this page is a section labeled "cruise ship" with some photos.

 

I have yet to identify which cruise ship - but I would think if you called them they might be able to tell you.

 

BTW - RCI or the owner of wherever these machines are placed has no influence over lines or has any stake in the win / loss. The "house" is only paid a percentage of handle - basically rent.

 

In the back of the 3rd picture you can see a sign that says "Majestic Casino". Might be the Carnival Paradise, based on googling "Majestic Casino Cruise Ship".

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In the back of the 3rd picture you can see a sign that says "Majestic Casino". Might be the Carnival Paradise, based on googling "Majestic Casino Cruise Ship".

 

We were just on the Paradise this summer and there was definitely no Sports Book machines. If they were on there before, they have since been removed. The casino in the background doesn't look familiar.

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We have seen them on the Victory casino cruise, one of those 4 hour gambling ships. Have never been able to get a bet in they are down so much and not really user friendly.

 

Looking at the pictures I would guess that they are coming from one of those types of ships.

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We have seen them on the Victory casino cruise, one of those 4 hour gambling ships. Have never been able to get a bet in they are down so much and not really user friendly.

 

Looking at the pictures I would guess that they are coming from one of those types of ships.

 

That was my guess when I started reading this thread - that it might be on one of those refurbished garbage tugs that are used for gambling off shore. I think I win a free trip on one at least once a week.

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2 minutes ago, tinmantim said:

Sailed on the Symphony over super bowl week last year. The casino sold squares for a one game only football pool. That is the closest thing I have seen to sports betting on a ship.

 

Thanks for updating us five years later.  😉 

 

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Actually, I was just on the Symphony this past October.

 

If you went to the casino cage, there was a betting sheet. So, YES, there is sports betting on Royal ships.

First I'd seen or heard of it and you had to ask for the sheet. They're keeping it low profile. It appeared to me that the odds were coming from vegasodds.

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Both the Harmony and Mariner had sports betting for 'sides'(no 'totals) in the casino on our most recent trips 10/27/19 and 11/29/19. You have to ask for the sheet at the cage. Bet as high as $500 with no issue. Not sure what the limits are as I did not ask. College and pro football.

 

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On 6/21/2012 at 12:06 PM, macruisefan said:

To my knowledge, there is no sports betting on board. The casinos are okay, but the staff is really subpar. I mean, they're nice, they're just really not strong as far as casino skills go (dealers make a TON of mistakes).

 

 

My take is different from yours.  While I've certainly seen a mistake here and there, it hasn't been a TON of mistakes.  And if they are advised of a mistake they will correct it.   I recall on one occasion after it appeared that I'd lost a hand of blackjack, I must have looked puzzled as I quickly re-added in my head.  The dealer immediately stopped and asked, but I waved them off, thinking for sure I'd just had one too many cocktails and wasn't thinking straight.  But they wouldn't have it.  They called the pit boss over and he insisted that if there was even a chance that a mistake had been made, they would look at the tapes.  We weren't talking a lot of money so I tried to insist that it wasn't necessary but they checked anyway.  Sure enough, about 10 minutes later the boss came back said they'd looked and yes I had won the hand in question and they gave me the chips for it.  In another isolated incident, a roulette dealer was in a very sour mood and moving way too quickly (very full table and she wasn't allowing a reasonable amount of time for bets to be placed.). We spoke to a pit boss, who found us later at the bar and said they'd reviewed the tapes (we didn't ask for that) and we were right, she was going much too quickly and they were addressing it.

So mistakes?  Sure, they happen, but again, I can't say that I've witnessed a ton of them.   When I have, they've very willingly looked into it and made corrections as needed.   Beyond that, I generally find the dealers on cruise ships to be friendly and helpful.  Can't say the same about many of the dealers I've played with in Vegas....had one just last week while in Vegas who insisted that I was not following the rules in the manner in which I indicated I would "stay" on a hand.  She was quite insistent and quite rude about my "rule breaking" despite my never having one single dealer say a word in all my dozens and dozens of cruises and Vegas trips.  She, and the two other dealers I played with that day, also seemed to have a great deal of difficulty physically dealing the cards; couldn't help but wonder if it was "new hire" day or something, LOL.

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On 12/11/2019 at 12:20 PM, waterbug123 said:

 

My take is different from yours.  While I've certainly seen a mistake here and there, it hasn't been a TON of mistakes.  And if they are advised of a mistake they will correct it.   I recall on one occasion after it appeared that I'd lost a hand of blackjack, I must have looked puzzled as I quickly re-added in my head.  The dealer immediately stopped and asked, but I waved them off, thinking for sure I'd just had one too many cocktails and wasn't thinking straight.  But they wouldn't have it.  They called the pit boss over and he insisted that if there was even a chance that a mistake had been made, they would look at the tapes.  We weren't talking a lot of money so I tried to insist that it wasn't necessary but they checked anyway.  Sure enough, about 10 minutes later the boss came back said they'd looked and yes I had won the hand in question and they gave me the chips for it.  In another isolated incident, a roulette dealer was in a very sour mood and moving way too quickly (very full table and she wasn't allowing a reasonable amount of time for bets to be placed.). We spoke to a pit boss, who found us later at the bar and said they'd reviewed the tapes (we didn't ask for that) and we were right, she was going much too quickly and they were addressing it.

So mistakes?  Sure, they happen, but again, I can't say that I've witnessed a ton of them.   When I have, they've very willingly looked into it and made corrections as needed.   Beyond that, I generally find the dealers on cruise ships to be friendly and helpful.  Can't say the same about many of the dealers I've played with in Vegas....had one just last week while in Vegas who insisted that I was not following the rules in the manner in which I indicated I would "stay" on a hand.  She was quite insistent and quite rude about my "rule breaking" despite my never having one single dealer say a word in all my dozens and dozens of cruises and Vegas trips.  She, and the two other dealers I played with that day, also seemed to have a great deal of difficulty physically dealing the cards; couldn't help but wonder if it was "new hire" day or something, LOL.

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Not too surprising since their comments are 7 years old. 

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4 hours ago, Trevor Fountain said:

macruisefan has no recent activity to show

 

Not too surprising since their comments are 7 years old. 

 

Geez, so annoying when these old threads get resurrected; if a thread pops up for me, I assume it's current.

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1 minute ago, waterbug123 said:

if a thread pops up for me, I assume it's current.

CC has limited searches to one year, but when one does a Google search, much older threads come up.

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