SanchoPanza
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April 4th, 2014 at 5:28:35 AM permalink
Quote: tongni

The most likely scenario is a rogue dealer cheating the players, so that he can cheat against the house with his confederate, or a supervisor trying to make sure his casino makes the numbers for that cruise.

Never having taken a cruise, I ask whether the onboard casinos have eyes in the sky anywhere near as extensive as those in land-based casinos?
Deck007
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April 4th, 2014 at 7:15:14 AM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Never having taken a cruise, I ask whether the onboard casinos have eyes in the sky anywhere near as extensive as those in land-based casinos?



The answer is YES. Seen them intervene on many occasions.

The earlier comment about the "casino making the numbers for the cruise" is outrageous. The casino can be unlucky and lose money.

Ship casinos are not licensed. So it is possible for a small 1 ship outfit to cheat. But the ship I go on has a market cap greater than Caesars and second only to Sands.
beachbumbabs
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April 4th, 2014 at 11:13:18 AM permalink
I've been on 10 cruises on 4 different cruise lines, so some experience, not huge. In my experience, however, I've really never had the slightest doubt about the games being honest (beyond whatever odds are set; some paytables suck). Dealer mistakes are corrected, the house insists on hearing about any adverse experience, there is plenty of surveillance and follow-up. In fact, in my experience the shipboard dealers get called on from above for the tiniest mistake, where a lot of land-based casinos will simply wave off a small amount as long as it favored the player.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.

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