FunkyDoctor
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April 23rd, 2013 at 5:14:19 PM permalink
I will be taking my first ever ocean cruise this summer. For those of you who have been there before, will I be able to find anything playable in the on board casino? VP? BJ? I am guessing that with a captive audience, rules and paytables will be pretty dismal.
sodawater
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April 23rd, 2013 at 5:22:52 PM permalink
craps will have standard rules, as will mini bacc.
RogerKint
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April 23rd, 2013 at 5:26:23 PM permalink
Never found any decent VP on my handfull of weekend Carnival cruises from Long Beach to Mexico. Bob Dancer wrote about a small advantage play he found in a cruise casino. I like to gamble as much as anyone but, when on a cruise, I find laying in the sun with a bucket of cheap beer more enjoyable...not to mention the 10 pounds gained from eating around the clock. Have fun!
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FleaStiff
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April 23rd, 2013 at 6:00:31 PM permalink
You can expect 2x odds on craps. Most cruise ships know they have a captive market and that most of them are gambling neophytes, so why should they offer a good deal. The whole casino is still a small part of the ship's revenue.
sodawater
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April 23rd, 2013 at 6:30:33 PM permalink
cruise i went on had 3-4-5 odds on the dice game
DJTeddyBear
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April 23rd, 2013 at 7:44:56 PM permalink
The cruise I was on had 1X craps - 2X on formal night.

Also, the poker dealers were absolute idiots, with little knowledge of the game.

Here's my full review.
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AxelWolf
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April 23rd, 2013 at 9:10:42 PM permalink
I have been on cruises with plenty of good VP including .50 8/5 progressives, good banking slots, table games with dealers that hand dealt 3 card poker. You never know
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
sodawater
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April 23rd, 2013 at 11:13:50 PM permalink
my cruise also had super inexperienced dealers on the craps game. i've mentioned this before, but they would forget to move any come bets to the rolled number quite a bit of time. One of the dealers apparently thought that the come bet lost on 2, 3, 12, and won on 7, 11, and pushed on anything else. that's a massive advantage if you stay silent.

although if PG Dan were captain he might make you walk the plank for not pointing out the dealer error.
AxelWolf
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April 24th, 2013 at 12:00:14 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

my cruise also had super inexperienced dealers on the craps game. i've mentioned this before, but they would forget to move any come bets to the rolled number quite a bit of time. One of the dealers apparently thought that the come bet lost on 2, 3, 12, and won on 7, 11, and pushed on anything else. that's a massive advantage if you stay silent.

although if PG Dan were captain he might make you walk the plank for not pointing out the dealer error.

Naa just buy him some drinks and he will be betting right next to you. WOW DID BET THE MAX TIP WELL and wire the money to yourself when you got to a foreign port .......no more details they may call you and ask for the money back.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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April 24th, 2013 at 12:08:56 AM permalink
I've been on the Norwegian Star twice. The first time they barred me from blackjack. The video poker was terrible. The poker game had a very high rake, I think 10%, with a high cap. The same bunch of players were there most of the time, about half very loose recreational players, and the other half solid players taking their money. Blackjack as least paid 3-2. There were also some good coupons in the fun book.
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