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QM2 – Empire Casino – Method of Payment

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Hi All,

Will be sailing in several weeks on the QM2 after a 8-year absence and read in several locations the method of payment may have changed since we have been on. More in a electronic account method.

 

 

Is it right that you must only use your Room Passenger Card, being inserted into the machine, the only way to use the Casino Machines?

 

US Cash Bills inserted in the machine no longer used? Purchase Casino Coins from the Cashier used anymore?

 

Would appreciate to clarify what I may have read is right or partial information.

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Hi All,

Will be sailing in several weeks on the QM2 after a 8-year absence and read in several locations the method of payment may have changed since we have been on. More in a electronic account method.

 

 

Is it right that you must only use your Room Passenger Card, being inserted into the machine, the only way to use the Casino Machines?

 

US Cash Bills inserted in the machine no longer used? Purchase Casino Coins from the Cashier used anymore?

 

Would appreciate to clarify what I may have read is right or partial information.

 

Hi BklynBoy. According to the not always accurate Cunard website:

 

 

"Slot Machines

 

All Empire Casinos operate 'coinless' slot machines. To play you simply insert your cruise card or cash (notes). For more information please visit the Empire Casino on board."

 

 

Additional casino info here https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/casino

 

 

Good luck !

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As of last December slots and machines would take either US currency or your stateroom card. The casino seems to be introducing "comps" - starting with a "free drink" - similar to those offered at land based casinos. (Of course nothing in any casino is "free". You've already "paid" for it!)

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Thanks for all the responses.

 

Do they still have the Cashier's Window?

 

I know they down sized the Casino on the last refit as I have read.

 

It was fun hearing the coins hitting the tray and sometimes never ending.

 

WOW, added silence to the Casino...Last least we'll hear the dings and bells.

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Do they still have the Cashier's Window?

 

Yes - behind the bar, near the door to the singles.

WOW, added silence to the Casino...Last least we'll hear the dings and bells.

Unfortunately, one of the slots lets out a wolf howl - which does not fit with the atmosphere of the Grand Lobby.

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Perhaps an odd comparison here, but as smokers are not bothered by the smell of cigarettes, slot machine players are not bothered by the sounds of slot machines - quite the opposite in fact - those sensory stimulants are alluring to the senses for some.

 

But to non-smoker, the smell of cigarettes can be off putting, just as the cacophony of sounds emanating from slot machines can be to non-players.

 

 

Since more revenue is generated from slot machines (who wins big?) my guess is that the cacophony of sounds is money in the bank for Cunard.

 

As far as the casino's sound effects being heard in the lobby - that's why it's called the Grand Lobby :D

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As far as the casino's sound effects being heard in the lobby - that's why it's called the Grand Lobby :D

 

The wolf howl does make a curious accompaniment to the harpist, though.

 

- Mark

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The wolf howl does make a curious accompaniment to the harpist, though.

 

- Mark

 

Yes, it does. But how to dress for such an occasion?

 

And just to add those chairs in the "Grand Lobby" don't work

Edited by Salacia

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Yes, it does. But how to dress for such an occasion?

:D HA!

And just to add those chairs in the "Grand Lobby" don't work

Agreed. We just finished a 16 night RT crossing and each day we often passed through the lobby to the B elevators to from Britannia and the pub and each time we approached those chairs, it was a question of whether there would be sufficient room for my husband to easily pass between the center pair with easy clearance for his cane.

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Mark, my guess is that you and your husband will be continue to negotiate whatever obstacles life throws at you. Suggestion: Chairs in the Grand Lobby are like marshmallows in hot chocolate. Just don't sit on them !

Cheers - Salacia

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