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23 hours ago, Thrak said:

Remember: You need to cash out any winnings the day before your cruise ends.

Technically, it is the final night of the voyage.  If you are in the Casino that night, there are frequent announcements about cashing out before they close.  Often have extended hours that night, but depends on the crowd.  I did read once or twice about someone getting money back who was not in Casino last day/evening and forgot.  But, I would not want to count on that.

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14 hours ago, matadams4u said:

Lots of good advice here.

 

1. Currency depends on where the ship is or is going but charging to your account is probably the simplest although I do use USD when it is available..

 

 

Do they change the bill readers on each machine for the currency in use aboard?

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You have the option of either charging it to your cabin or putting in cash.

 

I personally take cash and if I run out and want to play a bit more I charge it to the room.

Then later, I will take the cash I have brought with me and pay the charged amount because I really do not like having a balance on our account. 

 

It is so easy to spend it in the casino when all you have to do is push the right buttons and its charged to your account. Be careful!

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51 minutes ago, Papa Yoda said:

 

Do they change the bill readers on each machine for the currency in use aboard?

They either reprogram or replace.  I remember there was a delay in opening the casino on a transpacific from Sydney where they changed from one currency to another.  

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On 6/20/2021 at 3:47 AM, pooky303 said:

Thanks in advance, you can probably tell I've never gambled before either lol. 

 

That is an interesting statement. If you are thinking of using the slot machines you may want to read up on how the modern casino slot machine games are played. You should also read up on the various card games and roulette rules and strategies.

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2 hours ago, matadams4u said:

They either reprogram or replace.  I remember there was a delay in opening the casino on a transpacific from Sydney where they changed from one currency to another.  

I thought Princess were always $ on board? 

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13 minutes ago, davemorton said:

I thought Princess were always $ on board? 

 

Princess sailings out of Australia are AUD - not USD.

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2 hours ago, Thrak said:

 

Princess sailings out of Australia are AUD - not USD.

Thank you, never knew that.... Wonder why they do that, but not £ when sailing out of the UK?  (They arnt, are they?)

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2 minutes ago, davemorton said:

Thank you, never knew that.... Wonder why they do that, but not £ when sailing out of the UK?  (They arnt, are they?)

 

Sailed out of Southampton and the onboard currency was USD.

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4 hours ago, brisalta said:

 

That is an interesting statement. If you are thinking of using the slot machines you may want to read up on how the modern casino slot machine games are played. You should also read up on the various card games and roulette rules and strategies.

And they frequently offer classes on the various table games.  Also, there are always casino personnel available to help you if needed.

 

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Also fun and a good way to limit your losses is to sign up for the slot and blackjack tournaments. Used to be $20 buy in.  And then ... well - you never know!

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10 hours ago, Papa Yoda said:

 

Do they change the bill readers on each machine for the currency in use aboard?

No--And if the ship is operating in Australian waters the casino uses AUD$.  The machines I saw while down under only used shipboard account. When we left for the Orient they switched back to US$.

 

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2 hours ago, Papa Yoda said:

Also fun and a good way to limit your losses is to sign up for the slot and blackjack tournaments. Used to be $20 buy in.  And then ... well - you never know!

If you get a coupon book check to see if they have a BOGO for casino 🙂

 

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5 hours ago, suzyed said:

And they frequently offer classes on the various table games.  Also, there are always casino personnel available to help you if needed.

 

 

To be good at card games takes practice...

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On 6/21/2021 at 9:05 PM, suzyed said:

And they frequently offer classes on the various table games.  Also, there are always casino personnel available to help you if needed.

 

Thanks I didn’t realize this. 

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