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Is there a casino on the Mariner?

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I'm looking at the deck plan and I don't see a casino. Am I missing something?

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The casino is rather small - and, on Mariner it is more hidden than on other Regent ships.  Agree with last poster.

 

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Yes there is , but its almost wasted space on many cruises with very few takers. On Navigator this summer I almost felt sorry for the casino staff siting there night after night doing nothing, as you walk through the Navigator casino to go to the top of the theatre. 100days on Regent never visited so lost nothing, would rather have another cruise, it's a mugs game as the ship  is never is the red , only the punters lose!! On Navigator feel this space could be better used, bigger lounge for the pianist, comfy sofa's etc.

On Mariner the casino is well away from busy areas, and is easily avoided with the stage stairway to stars nightclub.

 

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On 9/18/2019 at 2:49 PM, Travelcat2 said:

The casino is rather small - and, on Mariner it is more hidden than on other Regent ships.  Agree with last poster.

 

What is nice is you can almost take a nap there!

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27 minutes ago, JohnM65 said:

What is nice is you can almost take a nap there!

 

Thanks for the laugh -- I needed that:classic_smile:

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4 hours ago, GrJ Berkshire said:

Yes there is , but its almost wasted space on many cruises with very few takers. On Navigator this summer I almost felt sorry for the casino staff siting there night after night doing nothing, as you walk through the Navigator casino to go to the top of the theatre. 100days on Regent never visited so lost nothing, would rather have another cruise, it's a mugs game as the ship  is never is the red , only the punters lose!! On Navigator feel this space could be better used, bigger lounge for the pianist, comfy sofa's etc.

On Mariner the casino is well away from busy areas, and is easily avoided with the stage stairway to stars nightclub.

 

Ten Regent cruises and I haven’t played a single casino game.  Of course, I go to Vegas and don’t gamble so I’m probably an exception.

 

I’d be happy if they did away with the casino and brought the Connoisseur Club back.

Edited by UUNetBill

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On 9/18/2019 at 6:49 AM, rsail203 said:

I'm looking at the deck plan and I don't see a casino. Am I missing something?

you mean the "donate to Regent" room ? Yes, they have one

 

Edited by Gcto
correction

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On 9/18/2019 at 9:49 AM, rsail203 said:

I'm looking at the deck plan and I don't see a casino. Am I missing something?

 

There's also a nightclub kind of attached.  It's usually vacant when I'm awake, ha ha, but it looks very nice in there.

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On 9/18/2019 at 6:49 AM, rsail203 said:

I'm looking at the deck plan and I don't see a casino. Am I missing something?

 

Hoping that this link works.  https://www.rssc.com/ships/explorer?ship=MAR.   Just tested it - it works but you need to click on Deck 7.

 

You may have to move the magnifying "thing" (don't know what it is called) in order to properly see it.

Edited by Travelcat2

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On the Azamara ships the casino's are removed. Maybe a good thing to do on Regent also.

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1 hour ago, Henk123 said:

On the Azamara ships the casino's are removed. Maybe a good thing to do on Regent also.

I wouldn’t miss them but I know there are quite a few people who love playing...

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Thank you all for your answers. New question. Does the Mariner ever have a blackjack tournament?

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10 minutes ago, rsail203 said:

Thank you all for your answers. New question. Does the Mariner ever have a blackjack tournament?

 

I believe that I have read that they do (in Passages, Regent's daily newsletter).

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1 hour ago, rsail203 said:

Thank you all for your answers. New question. Does the Mariner ever have a blackjack tournament?

 

I remember poker and slot tournaments, but not blackjack tourneys. I may have missed it though.

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Definitely have blackjack tournaments.

 

Mariner Casino and Stars Nightclub are wonderful venues connected by a circular staircase.  I frequently go into the casino just to use that staircase; shortcut from Deck 7 to Deck 6.

 

Marc

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15 hours ago, rsail203 said:

Thank you all for your answers. New question. Does the Mariner ever have a blackjack tournament?

Definitely yes, and my husband has won more than once.  The tournaments are very fun.

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Not a big gambler, but took advantage of the casino on a recent sailing on Mariner.  Compared to Las Vegas, or other traditional casinos, it was great being able to play in a relatively "quiet" environment.  No constantly ringing bells, screaming stickmen, etc.  People could actually have pleasant conversations without shouting.  Oh, and I won a little.

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:59 PM, rsail203 said:

Thank you all for your answers. New question. Does the Mariner ever have a blackjack tournament?

Yes they usually have a black jack and a poker tournament 

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UUNetBill,

 

Last winter when we all were on Voyager, there was a couple that lit up the casino.  You had already gone to bed after karaoke.   We wandered past the casino and a young lady was dropping chips on every roulette square and some other combinations.  She had stacks of chips on the table.  This went on for a few nights running.  We watched because we were trying to figure out her method.  She was clutching a large bundle of $100 bills.  We never could tell if she was ahead or behind.

 

As far as I am concerned, they can drop the tables overboard.  Given that they are onboard, someone is using them.  

 

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5 hours ago, orvil said:

UUNetBill,

 

Last winter when we all were on Voyager, there was a couple that lit up the casino.  You had already gone to bed after karaoke.   We wandered past the casino and a young lady was dropping chips on every roulette square and some other combinations.  She had stacks of chips on the table.  This went on for a few nights running.  We watched because we were trying to figure out her method.  She was clutching a large bundle of $100 bills.  We never could tell if she was ahead or behind.

 

As far as I am concerned, they can drop the tables overboard.  Given that they are onboard, someone is using them.  

To each their own...I’d rather save my $£€¥ to take more cruises, not donate it to the casino while I’m on board.  But that’s me, I guess.  I hope there’ll be some fun Karaoke on board this winter.   🎤🤪   🔊

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Just read on a post here that we will not be able to use our OBC in the casino -- is that correct . Obviously our first Regent Cruise and this was a surprise as we usually donate the OBC there on other cruise lines.🥴

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 10:45 PM, UUNetBill said:

Ten Regent cruises and I haven’t played a single casino game.  Of course, I go to Vegas and don’t gamble so I’m probably an exception.

 

I’d be happy if they did away with the casino and brought the Connoisseur Club back.

Are you referring to the Navigator or the Mariner as far as doing away with the Connoisseur Club?

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