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Can you use Carnival Gift Cards to use in the casino?  If so, how do you do that?

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You can't cash into a table game with the actual gift card or insert the gift card into a slot machine. But if you use one of the self service kiosks (usually quicker, especially on embarkation day) or go to guest services you will be able to transfer the balance of the gift cards to your onboard account. From there you can use your room key to pull those funds on a table game or slot machine. 

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if you do use them this way is there tips added onto it?  I know when I have cash in hand, it is not taxed extra if that makes sense

 

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If you mean do they charge a fee for taking the funds from your S&S card, no they do not - it is listed as "entertainment" not a cash advance.

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If you search the forum, several have reported converting a GC into cash at the casinos cashiers cage.  Now even if this is true there could be additional parameters such as it was a very small amount vs $5000 worth, they could be a high roller  and canvinal could stop allowing this at any time.  With that being said, the best and fastest is for the passenger to load the GCs during check in. 

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