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January 13th, 2018 at 6:25:56 AM permalink
I am almost finished with a length blog entry on the Gambling in Aruba. It still needs some more pictures. Yes, I know it is missing the blackjack strategy and the Crystal Casino picture is oriented wrong. I have a lesser degree of control over pictures and images than I used to so am waiting on those fixes. However, the text is pretty much done, pending any changes based on corrections or suggestions you may have.

The question for the poll is what did you think?
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100xOdds
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:13:32 AM permalink
the casinos anywhere close to the cruise port?
(not that it matters since NCL canceled the Aruba port because of sick passenger that needed Medivac the day before.)
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:25:09 AM permalink
How much extra does one have to pay to obtain a rooffied cocktail?
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:27:50 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

the casinos anywhere close to the cruise port?
(not that it matters since NCL canceled the Aruba port because of sick passenger that needed Medivac the day before.)



Yes, the two downtown casinos listed. Easy walking distance.
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:28:19 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

How much extra does one have to pay to obtain a rooffied cocktail?



Free for cute blondes.
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:51:09 AM permalink
The last time I was in the Holiday Inn Excelsior casino I ran into Russ Hamilton and Denny Mason. I spoke to Denny and he said they were investing in the property. I don't know if Russ still has a piece of it but Denny passed away a few years ago. Even though I personally liked Denny, with those guys involved I would keep my distance.
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January 13th, 2018 at 8:19:56 AM permalink
The public bus system is great in Aruba although not as good as Vegas. It was fast and efficient enough to allow me to visit all but one Aruba casino in a day. The drivers were also very friendly making unscheduled stops outside of actual bus stops.
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January 13th, 2018 at 10:17:00 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

The public bus system is great in Aruba although not as good as Vegas. It was fast and efficient enough to allow me to visit all but one Aruba casino in a day. The drivers were also very friendly making unscheduled stops outside of actual bus stops.



I highly recommend the bus that goes between Orangstad. I took it many times. I probably should add a comment about it.

In other news, the remaining pictures have been added.
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January 13th, 2018 at 11:10:50 AM permalink
An excellent report, but nothing on craps. Is dice setting allowed or verboten?
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January 13th, 2018 at 2:22:01 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

An excellent report, but nothing on craps. Is dice setting allowed or verboten?



You can see most casinos had one table. Again, high minimums. $10 to $15 on the line was typical. Kind of like baccarat, the tables were either packed or dead.

I saw one sign that said something like, "Dice can not be set, rubbed, cupped in your hand, or lobbed." Another said something like "If it's your turn to shoot, just pick up the dice and throw." Sounds like they have a problem with dice setters wasting time with their delivery.
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