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I noticed on released info there is a new VIP Casino room added to Oasis, and will be added to Allure as well. Anyone have any info on this that is onboard, would greatly appreciate any info on what is in there, location etc. I would assume they have reconfigured casino somehow but that would just be a guess.

 

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Without being on board it is difficult to tell. Hoping someone on board picks up on the thread and can let us know.

 

The most logical thought to me would be to put the high end slots and maybe a few tables in there.

 

Will be interesting to see if they limit access to Club Royale VIP members only as well.

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Without being on board it is difficult to tell. Hoping someone on board picks up on the thread and can let us know.

 

The most logical thought to me would be to put the high end slots and maybe a few tables in there.

 

Will be interesting to see if they limit access to Club Royale VIP members only as well.

 

I was thinking more along the lines of just a lounge....snacks & drinks, like in some land casinos....not a place where you would gamble.

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I was thinking more along the lines of just a lounge....snacks & drinks, like in some land casinos....not a place where you would gamble.

 

Hopefully a nice Blackjack table with a limit which will prevent the hoppers jumping in mid deck with $5 and hitting on 14 when the dealer has got a 6 showing;) and my bet being totally shot to pieces :eek:

Just joking!!

 

Will be interesting to see what the amenities are in the new area

They already started rolling out free food and drinks laid out on tables by the cashiers desk on our last cruise.

Nice little perk.

 

Happy Days.

 

Anyone on the ship currently with any photos or information would be appreciated

Thanks.

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When we were on Freedom of the Seas this past August, a gentleman was telling us it was his 1st cruise on Royal and he had a comp for a free suite to get him to cruise with them. He told us it was because they were trying to get his "betting business"....he went on to tell us that he is a big gambler on cruise ships and other places, and someone thru his mLife contacted him about sailing on Royal. Very nice guy, did bet a truckload of cash, won some lost some....

 

So at any rate....after he left the table a few of us started asking the pit boss about him, and her response was "he is a whale and we are starting to try to go after them a little harder" The dealer told us he was trying to get the table mins and max raised, and the house told him...."it is coming"

 

So I would bet that the VIP area will be higher limit as well as higher minimums.....

 

I will say this, they took care of him like a VIP...as soon as he would sit down there was a Budweiser sitting in front of him, and people constantly asking if he needed anything

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When we were on Freedom of the Seas this past August, a gentleman was telling us it was his 1st cruise on Royal and he had a comp for a free suite to get him to cruise with them. He told us it was because they were trying to get his "betting business"....he went on to tell us that he is a big gambler on cruise ships and other places, and someone thru his mLife contacted him about sailing on Royal. Very nice guy, did bet a truckload of cash, won some lost some....

 

So at any rate....after he left the table a few of us started asking the pit boss about him, and her response was "he is a whale and we are starting to try to go after them a little harder" The dealer told us he was trying to get the table mins and max raised, and the house told him...."it is coming"

 

So I would bet that the VIP area will be higher limit as well as higher minimums.....

 

I will say this, they took care of him like a VIP...as soon as he would sit down there was a Budweiser sitting in front of him, and people constantly asking if he needed anything

 

Only a Budweiser :eek::eek::eek:

Must of been a Whale Shark;)

Being VIP member for many many years, truckload springs to mind:D

Table limits can be raised or lowered in any area or on any table in the Casino.

 

Was mainly curious as to if the NEW VIP area on Oasis is for Casino Royale VIP members only, and what is actually in the location.

Just a drink and food lounge, or high stake tables.

Guess we will find out soon enough, once someone has posted a review from the current TA sailing.

 

And the CR VIP program will all change March 2015 anyways. Fleetwide.

Happy Days!

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Hopefully a nice Blackjack table with a limit which will prevent the hoppers jumping in mid deck with $5 and hitting on 14 when the dealer has got a 6 showing;) and my bet being totally shot to pieces :eek:

Just joking!!

 

Will be interesting to see what the amenities are in the new area

They already started rolling out free food and drinks laid out on tables by the cashiers desk on our last cruise.

Nice little perk.

 

Happy Days.

 

Anyone on the ship currently with any photos or information would be appreciated

Thanks.

 

Wish I could slap people when they jack up the cards sometimes. Never fails that I've got a $100 bet sitting on the table when that happens.

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I can't imagine they would limit it only the Casino Royal VIP members. The casino would be losing the $$ they could be getting from betters new to Royal Caribbean cruise lines but that are frequent gamblers and high rollers. My guess is a room as mentioned above, high limit tables with maybe some higher limit slots. Maybe including free drinks & snacks for those gambling at the higher limit?

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Just spoke to club Royale on another matter and asked if they had any info given it is supposed to be live on oasis after refurb. They had no idea other than it would incorporate their changes coming into effect with the program mid March.

 

Interesting their new program comes into effect same day as DD does on Oasis:confused:

 

Anyone currently on Oasis have any info?

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I called Casino Royal yesterday to inquire about the VIP area of the casino and was told that you will only be allowed in the VIP area of the casino if you are already qualified for Casino VIP. I asked how to become a casino VIP and was told that you had to play to qualify. I would have to play a certain average bet for slots and/or tables.... I asked what that number was and was told that I would need to talk to a host on my Oasis cruise on the 27th of October, at which point the gentleman took my ressi number and noted the account and sent a note to a casino host to tell him that I wished to play to qualify. I was told that once I do that I need to tell every dealer at each table I play at that I was playing to qualify and give them my seapass card. He tried to link my Mlife card but he said I wasn't high enough in the Mlife chain to be able to link my card to Casino Royal.

 

He did say that once you qualify there is no keep up (you don't loose status) if I don't play that way again. He did tell me of course that it would all be changing on March 15th tho. boo

 

I was shocked to find out that everytime I gave my seapass card in the past that they did nothing to keep track of it.... This will be our 4th cruise this year and I usually gamble quite a bit late every night, and I just always assumed they kept track when I gave them my seapass card, but nope...you have to tell them to rate you

 

bummer

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I called Casino Royal yesterday to inquire about the VIP area of the casino and was told that you will only be allowed in the VIP area of the casino if you are already qualified for Casino VIP. I asked how to become a casino VIP and was told that you had to play to qualify. I would have to play a certain average bet for slots and/or tables.... I asked what that number was and was told that I would need to talk to a host on my Oasis cruise on the 27th of October, at which point the gentleman took my ressi number and noted the account and sent a note to a casino host to tell him that I wished to play to qualify. I was told that once I do that I need to tell every dealer at each table I play at that I was playing to qualify and give them my seapass card. He tried to link my Mlife card but he said I wasn't high enough in the Mlife chain to be able to link my card to Casino Royal.

 

He did say that once you qualify there is no keep up (you don't loose status) if I don't play that way again. He did tell me of course that it would all be changing on March 15th tho. boo

 

I was shocked to find out that everytime I gave my seapass card in the past that they did nothing to keep track of it.... This will be our 4th cruise this year and I usually gamble quite a bit late every night, and I just always assumed they kept track when I gave them my seapass card, but nope...you have to tell them to rate you

 

bummer

 

...if they have not approached you before the last night of the cruise, you must find them & ask them to check if you qualify. Once they close that night.....all is gone.

We play slots & both have accounts. One thing changing is the big rebates you would get off your next cruise will end. They same the new perks will be better. The really gave you big rebates. Do not know how they can top that.

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Usually if you're gambling sufficient bets/hand (not always) the dealer will make note of it and call the host/boss. Or you just sit down and ask to be "rated." Basically for the tables it's a minimum average $50 bet for at least 2 hours every day. I don't remember what the slot minimum is.

I never asked to be rated. A hostess just appeared and handed me an envelope.

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I called Casino Royal yesterday to inquire about the VIP area of the casino and was told that you will only be allowed in the VIP area of the casino if you are already qualified for Casino VIP. I asked how to become a casino VIP and was told that you had to play to qualify. I would have to play a certain average bet for slots and/or tables.... I asked what that number was and was told that I would need to talk to a host on my Oasis cruise on the 27th of October, at which point the gentleman took my ressi number and noted the account and sent a note to a casino host to tell him that I wished to play to qualify. I was told that once I do that I need to tell every dealer at each table I play at that I was playing to qualify and give them my seapass card. He tried to link my Mlife card but he said I wasn't high enough in the Mlife chain to be able to link my card to Casino Royal.

 

He did say that once you qualify there is no keep up (you don't loose status) if I don't play that way again. He did tell me of course that it would all be changing on March 15th tho. boo

 

I was shocked to find out that everytime I gave my seapass card in the past that they did nothing to keep track of it.... This will be our 4th cruise this year and I usually gamble quite a bit late every night, and I just always assumed they kept track when I gave them my seapass card, but nope...you have to tell them to rate you

 

bummer

 

I'm also on the October 27th cruise, do we know yet if the VIP area will be set up by then or is it already in place during the TA?

 

I was NOIR with M-Life last year and Platinum this year so I got the free cruise on Allure last year and a big discount on my suite for the Oasis cruise via M-Life, however when I was on the Allure last year they did track our play via our seapass card and gave us the Club Royale VIP player letter at the end of the cruise along with freebies like a T-Shirt, Key chains, etc…I've been told on this cruise unlike the one on Allure that we will also acquire M-Life points for any gambling we do on the Oasis of the Seas.

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Evoni

Please let us know how it goes in the NEW VIP area, also see what you can find out about the NEW program that will be rolled out March 2015.

Future benefits etc.

 

According to a RC flyer it is now operational, but have had no confirmation from anyone on the sailing yet.

 

Best of luck to you, have a great cruise

Happy Days!

Graham

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Evoni,

 

You get 5 m life tier credits per royal Caribbean slot point accrued on board. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to post. The points are accrued via slots or video poker only. No m life tier credits are given for any of the table games.

 

I' currently platinum with m life and do Vegas 3 or 4 times a year. You mentioned that you're Noir with Mlife. I'm dying to get that status. Can you tell me please, how long it took you to achieve after being platinum, whether you're mainly a slot or table game player, the approximate type of stakes that you play and for how long?

 

If any of that is too invasive to answer, I understand. I'm dying to get to Noir to get the RCCL benefits as well. They aren't nearly as great as they're for Platinum.

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Graham, if the VIP lounge is open and I have access to it, I'll let everyone know what I find out about it and the new program. :)

 

Smiley, I'm not NOIR any longer, I went down to Platinum this year with M-Life because I mainly gamble at Venetian/Palazzo.

 

Thanks for the information on the amount of M-Life tier points per Club Royale points. I'm mainly a slot player so that works for me.

 

I was NOIR for 2 years when the requirement was 1 million points or more. However I went down to Platinum this year because it's now by invite only and most trips I gamble and stay at Venetian/Palazzo. From what I heard from friends who are currently NOIR it now takes at least 2 million points or more per year and M-Life hosts want to see them earned at a certain rate within X amount of days of a trip. Mainly I'm guessing they don't want locals to slowly earn NOIR by gambling weekly at a lower player rate.

 

I'm mainly a slot player and most of my Las Vegas Trips are written up in detail on lasvegasdaze and will give you a idea of my slot bets which are all over the place.

 

BTW, the best thing about M-Life NOIR IMO other then automatic limo pickup to and from the airport was the 7 night free cruise on Royal Caribbean in a ocean balcony cabin and since you can get the limo picked up easily at any M-Life level if play for that trip hits a certain level, the main perk is the cruise.

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Thanks Graham, it would be nice to be lucky for a change. ;)

 

RETNAVY1996, thanks for the heads up. I will call on Monday. I have received emails in the past about slot tournaments onboard but I'm fairly sure they didn't send me one for the actual cruise I'm sailing on, LOL!

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If they gave you a letter you might want to call club royale before your cruise. They are having a members only slot tournament for that cruise. You need to have to land people sent notice to the ship and you should be able to get in it. I think it is 15k from the messages I have seen.

 

Thanks Graham, it would be nice to be lucky for a change. ;)

 

RETNAVY1996, thanks for the heads up. I will call on Monday. I have received emails in the past about slot tournaments onboard but I'm fairly sure they didn't send me one for the actual cruise I'm sailing on, LOL!

 

 

The email I received is also for the Oct 27 sailing on Oasis and indicates it's a $25,000 Master Slot Tournament. They also indicated the November 13 sailing on Liberty as a $10,000 Casino Royale Slot Tournament.

 

Evoni, nice to see you on the RCI boards. I have enjoyed your videos along with Brian's (LOL) and the others. Have a wonderful cruise and good luck in the casino!

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So does anyone have info on the VIP area on the Oasis, I'm M-life Noir and one of my junket reps got me to look at a RCCL cruise...but I want to know what's going on with this VIP area first before I commit.

any info / pictures would be appreciated

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